Richard is a computer science professor at the recently-opened Vancouver campus of Northeastern University, and the author of 36 research publications. In 2017, Richard became the youngest-ever recipient of the Adrien Pouliot Award, a lifetime recognition for significant and sustained contributions to math education in Canada.
Richard is the author of The Math Olympian, the story of an insecure teenager who pursues her love of mathematics, and discovers a life filled with meaning, purpose, and joy. Goodreads has ranked The Math Olympian #1 for Best Books Scientists Should Read Before the Age of 20 and Best Young Adult Books that Empower.
Richard is one of the world's leading experts in Scheduling Optimization, and has applied his problem-solving skills to create optimal schedules and timetables for organizations, small businesses, and high schools. Among his past clients are three Canadian TV game shows, Metro Vancouver's transit authority, and the Japanese pro baseball league.