MSc (Mathematics), 2009
BSc (Mathematics), 2007
Mirjana Maraš is originally from Montenegro, a small beautiful country in southeast Europe. She moved to the U.K. when she was 16 to attend the United World College of the Atlantic, and then to Canada to study Applied Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. She obtained the Bachelor of Science degree (First Class Honours) in Applied Mathematics in 2007 and a Masters degree in the same field in 2009. She feels very grateful for having her university education fully funded by the SFU Shrum scholarship and graduate fellowships, as well as by research assistantships and the NSERC PGS-M scholarship. This made her journey to Canada possible in the first place, and she is so happy to have studied at a university with such a strong sense of community. After graduating from SFU, Mirjana worked on computational fluid dynamics modeling of tidal turbines at a renewable energy start-up, Blue Energy Canada. She currently works on the Smart Metering and Infrastructure project at BC Hydro, where she is co-developing big data analytics with the goal of detecting topology errors and energy anomalies in the electrical network. She is passionate about making education fun and about inspiring people to reach their greatest potential.
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