This page is under construction.
This page should really be called Surjit Singh's Ego corner.
I just blab on and brag about things I have accomplished.
Enter at your own risk
In May 1998, I took up a job at
When my son, Jaideep got a full academic scholarship to study at
and moved to Pasadena, all of us missed him. So, I applied for jobs
in California. Almost got post-docs at Caltech, UCSD and at some colleges
for teaching. But then I remembered Raj Kumar Pathria telling me that his
son and younger daughter worked at a company in San Diego. I decided to
check it out. I visited many Dilbertian cubicles and talked to many people.
I was very encouraged to see that they were dressed without jackets and ties,
and had books like
Abramowitz and Stegun
and Numerical Recipes
on their desks. They said they were doing applied mathematics to
solve problems in financial fraud. I thought it might be fun, applied,
got interviewed and joined. HNC makes a credit card fraud detection product,
which is by far the major product used by credit card issuers to detect
the use of lost/stolen credit cards all over the world.
In April 2002, the company was taken over by
This company created and sells the famous FICO score. Whenever you
apply for credit (for buying a house, car or even insurance), the lenders
obtain the industry standard FICO score. In fact, you can check your own
FICO score and learn how to improve it at the
website right now.