I relish the combination of programming and optimization, and in addition I enjoy combining software and algorithm development with consultancy. For my PhD research on user- and frequency assginment in wireless networks I this encountered the very same combination, where I have built and run many simulations. I secretly favoured developing the simulations, but after my PhD research I didn't want to "simply program": I was looking to develop smart software! That's how I ended up at CQM. I am excited about the link between a domain-specific problem and (many different types of) mathematics. At CQM I can now solve real-world (read: practically relevant) problems with mathematics and/or software, in many different domains. How cool is that!