Richard Hoshino

Mathematics Tutor (Math)


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B.Math, University of Waterloo
B.Ed, Queen's University
MSc, Dalhousie University
PhD, Dalhousie University

Prior to Quest, Richard was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (2010-2012). He was also a mathematician for the Government of Canada (2006-2010), leading the math and data exploration section at the Canada Border Services Agency.

He has published 34 research papers across numerous fields, including graph theory, biometric identification, and sports tournament scheduling. He has consulted for a billion-dollar professional baseball league and three Canadian TV game shows (Qubit, Splatalot, Spin-Off), and has presented at the world’s preeminent AI conference six times.

Richard is heavily involved in math outreach, and has visited over 50 high schools, conducting problem-solving workshops for thousands of students and teachers. He was the 2017 recipient of the Adrien Pouliot Award, awarded by the Canadian Mathematical Society as a lifetime achievement award to celebrate “significant and sustained contributions to mathematics education.” He is also the author of the novel “The Math Olympian,” currently ranked #1 by GoodReads for Best Young Adult Books that Empower.

He is originally from Toronto, and is delighted to now call British Columbia home.

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