Below is the condensed professional biography of Ashu M. G. Solo. Full details of the accomplishments summarized in this condensed professional biography are listed in Solo’s curriculum vitae, which includes an over 150-page categorized list of Solo’s over 925 reviewed publications and an over 15-page list of over 360 committees, boards, and task forces that Solo has been on.
Selective and Condensed Professional Biography of Ashu M. G. Solo (Revised on May 9, 2021)
A. Highlights of Selective and Condensed Professional Biography of Ashu M. G. Solo
Ashu M. G. Solo is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary researcher and developer, electrical engineering researcher and developer (including control systems engineering and electronics engineering), computer engineering researcher and developer (including software engineering and firmware engineering), intelligent systems engineering researcher and developer, political and public policy engineering researcher, mathematics researcher and developer, politics and public policy researcher, writer (including political writer, political poet, and research writer), research book editor, engineering and math instructor, entrepreneur, intellectual property consultant (experienced but not a lawyer or paralegal), former infantry officer, corruption whistleblower, former political operative, progressive activist (including civil rights activist, secularism activist, government accountability activist, and children's rights activist), environmental protection technology developer, kickboxer, mixed combative arts fighter, and extreme sports participant.
Solo has over 925 reviewed publications including research publications in intelligent systems (also known as artificial intelligence) engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, political engineering, public policy engineering, mechanical engineering, math, science, politics, and public policy as well as political and public policy commentaries. These include research book chapters, research journal papers, research conference papers, patent specifications, academic dictionary definitions, edited research books, edited research conference proceedings books, edited research journal special issues, forewords, political op-ed articles, political poems, scientific and political letters to the editor, short stories, nonpolitical poems, etc. None of these were self-published. Publishers had all of these reviewed before publication. Over 150 of Solo's over 925 reviewed publications had no coauthors. Solo has more reviewed publications and more reviewed publications without coauthors than the vast majority of professors. Manuscripts by Solo were published by over 85 publishing organizations. Solo has worked with or has publications with top researchers including Lotfi A. Zadeh, the creator of fuzzy logic. While other people self-publish manuscripts without being reviewed, Solo will never self-publish a manuscript, so his manuscripts will always be reviewed.
Solo is the creator of multidimensional matrix mathematics and its subsets, multidimensional matrix algebra and multidimensional matrix calculus, all of which are published. He is the originator of public policy engineering, computational public policy, political engineering, and computational politics, all of which are published. He co-developed some of the best published methods for maintaining power flow in and multiobjective optimization of radial power distribution system operations using intelligent systems.
Solo was a platoon commander understudy (regiment appointment) while serving as an infantry officer (military occupation); held four engineering entrepreneurial positions, three nontechnical entrepreneurial positions, nine engineering employment positions, and eight engineering or math consulting positions; and was on 358 committees, a subcommittee, two task forces, and five boards.
Solo took 190 academic courses and short courses from University of Waterloo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cornell University, 4 other universities, and 21 other academic organizations in electrical engineering, computer engineering, intelligent systems engineering, mathematics, physics, aerospace engineering, nutrition, exercise science, economics, entrepreneurship, and other fields; has extremely extensive self-education in engineering, math, science, social science (especially politics and public policy), and humanities (especially writing, literature, history, and foreign languages); was trained to be an infantry officer in the Cdn. Army Reserve by the "Royal" Canadian Regiment Battle School, “Royal” Canadian Infantry Corps, and Canadian Army (reserve members were trained by the regular force when Solo served); and took 22 sports courses and 8 sports training programs at 19 organizations. Solo has taken more university courses in engineering, math, and science than the vast majority of engineering professors, and over 95% of the university courses he took were from these top-tier universities: University of Waterloo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and ivy league Cornell University. Besides being an expert in English grammar, punctuation, and style, Solo has studied extensive advanced English vocabulary, 5 other human languages, 42 programming languages, a hardware description language, 14 software description languages and mathematical modeling languages, and 29 computer communication protocols. Besides studying American history, Canadian history, world history, ancient history, social history, political history, military history, computer history, space exploration history, technology history, and economic history, Solo familiarized himself with over 150 historical figures. Besides studying over 20 classic nonfiction and modern classic nonfiction books, Solo has familiarized himself (through books, audio books, book synopses, or movies) with over 115 classic fiction books, over 45 classic short stories, over 205 modern classic fiction books, and over 10 modern classic short stories.
Solo won a BCS fellowship, a lifetime achievement award, two outstanding achievement awards, two distinguished service awards, three achievement awards, four scholarships, a silver medal and honorable mention at two national science fairs, first prize overall at a regional science fair, two IBM awards, three other science fair awards, academic achievement awards, a writing award, a chess tournament award, math contest awards, etc.
Solo has done over 1500 push-ups in two hours many times and run a 26 mile (42 km) marathon on a treadmill. He has done over 9 combat sports, 12 extreme sports, and 20 regular sports. He maintained a 100% healthy diet for 149 consecutive days so far as of May 9, 2021.
B. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Reviewed Research Publications and Presentations of Ashu M. G. Solo in Engineering, Math, Science, Politics, and Public Policy
B-1. Synopsis of Reviewed Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo on New Math Fields
While some people see problems, Solo sees solutions. After seeing many researchers complain that no existing branch of mathematics could model aspects of higher order neural networks, Solo developed new branches of math. Solo is the creator of multidimensional matrix mathematics and its subsets, multidimensional matrix algebra and multidimensional matrix calculus, all of which are published. All of these advancements were developed and defined by Solo, reviewed by many professional math researchers, and published in refereed research papers in 2010: multidimensional matrix notation, multidimensional matrix representation, multidimensional matrix equality, multidimensional matrix simplification, multidimensional matrix unsimplification, multidimensional matrix addition, multidimensional matrix subtraction, multidimensional matrix multiplication, multidimensional matrix outer product, multidimensional matrix inner product, multidimensional matrix transpose, multidimensional matrix determinant, multidimensional matrix inverse, multidimensional matrix differentiation, multidimensional matrix integration, multidimensional null matrix, multidimensional identity matrix, multidimensional matrix symmetry, multidimensional matrix antisymmetry, and commutative, associative, and distributive laws of multidimensional matrix algebra. Solo developed an alternative representation for the summation of quadratic terms using multidimensional matrix multiplication and a new method for the solution of systems of linear equations using multidimensional matrices. Solo was the first to apply his multidimensional matrix math to the design of higher order neural networks for complex identification, recognition, vision, optimization, and control systems applications. Solo made numerous other developments to the theory and applications of multidimensional matrix mathematics that will soon be published. While most people follow well-worn trails in research, Solo blazes new trails in research.
B-2. Synopsis of Reviewed Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo on New Engineering and Computational Fields
Solo saw the need to originate new fields on the application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and natural science to solving problems in public policy after seeing that legislators usually determine spending priorities and budget allocations based on passions of the moment, special interest lobbying, parochial interests, ignorant public opinion, or their own ideological biases rather than on a rigorous mathematical and computational analysis of how spending priorities and budget allocations can be made for the greatest public benefit. Solo saw the need to originate new fields on the application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and natural science to solving problems in politics after seeing that many politicians often determine how to spend limited campaign funds on advertising in certain geographic areas based on their best guesses rather than on a rigorous mathematical and computational analysis of how funds should be allocated for the greatest benefit to their campaigns. Solo is the originator of public policy engineering, computational public policy, political engineering, and computational politics, all of which are published. Public policy engineering is the application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science to solving problems in public policy. Computational public policy is the application of computer science or mathematics to solving problems in public policy. Political engineering is the application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science to solving problems in politics. Computational politics is the application of computer science or mathematics to solving problems in politics. Public policy engineering and computational public policy include, but are not limited to, principles and methods for public policy formulation, decision making, analysis, modeling, optimization, forecasting, and simulation. Political engineering and computational politics include, but are not limited to, principles and methods for political decision making, analysis, modeling, optimization, forecasting, simulation, and expression.
B-3. Synopsis of Reviewed Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo on Intelligent Systems in Reliability of Power Distribution System Operations
Solo co-developed some of the best published methods for maintaining power flow in radial power distribution system operations using intelligent systems. Solo co-designed a knowledge-based system for network radiality in a power distribution system that maintains power flow to all customers on a line during reconfiguration of the power distribution system. This can be used immediately after failure of power system components, during system optimization procedures, during network maintenance, and after power outages. Also, Solo co-designed a hybrid intelligent system using a fuzzy knowledge-based system and numerical methods for maintaining radiality and not violating operational constraints in reconfiguration of a power distribution system. Furthermore, Solo co-designed a less sophisticated version of this hybrid intelligent system with a crisp knowledge-based system instead of a fuzzy knowledge-based system. These published developments enhance power distribution network reliability and can prevent power outages, which cost individuals and organizations tremendous productivity, time, and money. While other people complain about power outages, Solo co-developed technology that can reduce power outages.
B-4. Synopsis of Reviewed Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo on Intelligent Systems in Multiobjective Optimization of Power Distribution System Operations
Solo co-developed some of the best published methods for maintaining power flow in and multiobjective optimization of radial power distribution system operations using intelligent systems. Solo co-designed a hybrid intelligent system using a fuzzy knowledge-based system and numerical methods for multiobjective optimization of power distribution system operations. Also, Solo co-designed a less sophisticated version of this intelligent optimization system with a crisp knowledge-based system instead of a fuzzy knowledge-based system. These methods decrease energy losses in power distribution systems, which results in less burning of non-renewable fossil fuels, reduced global warming, decreased air pollution and acid rain, reduced harm to the environment and wildlife from obtaining fossil fuels, and less nuclear waste. Furthermore, the methods described can increase transformer life spans and enhance the reliability of a power distribution network. This can prevent power outages, which cost individuals and organizations tremendous productivity, time, and money. Decreased consumption of fossil fuels or uranium and increased transformer life spans lower operating costs and consumer prices. While other people protest for less energy consumption, Solo develops technology for less energy consumption.
B-5. Synopsis of Reviewed Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo on Intelligent Systems
Solo made other published contributions to the theory and applications of intelligent systems. For example, in published research papers, he distinguished between qualitative definitions, quantitative definitions, crisp quantitative definitions, fuzzy quantitative definitions, type-one fuzzy quantitative definitions, interval type-two fuzzy quantitative definitions, crisp queries, crisp answers, type-one fuzzy queries, type-one fuzzy answers, interval type-two fuzzy queries, and interval type-two fuzzy answers. In published research papers, he showed how aspects of fuzzy logic including fuzzy sets, linguistic variables, linguistic qualifiers, fuzzy rules, fuzzy operators, defuzzification, fuzzy database queries, the computational theory of perceptions, and computing with words are useful in uncertainty management of linguistic evaluations. While everyone uses knowledge, innovation, and technology, Solo advances knowledge, innovation, and technology.
B-6. Synopsis of Other Miscellaneous Reviewed Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo has many other reviewed research publications on his own or with other researchers. Solo has published research papers on public policies and political communications. In published research papers, he showed how type-one or interval type-two fuzzy logic was needed to properly ask and answer a question during a presidential debate. Solo has published research papers on prevention of cyberbullying and getting justice for cyberbullying. For a research paper on computer aided diagnosis of pulmonary nodules from CT scans, Solo contributed some of the mathematics. This research involves image processing with neural networks to aid in lung cancer diagnosis. For a research paper in the field of algorithmic psychology, Solo developed the algorithm for a model of persuasion and examples developed by the other researcher. Solo expanded the scope of the inventions and patents of a piston position sensing system, a fluid actuator, and a military vehicle movement system.
B-7. Synopsis of Research and Development of Ashu M. G. Solo to Be Released
Solo did other research that is confidential until publication and developed or co-developed other commercial products including inventions, software applications, and web applications that are confidential until product release.
B-8. Synopsis of Scientific Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo originated Nitrous Oxide Day, Carbon Dioxide Day, Methane Day, and Tropospheric Ozone Day in publications to increase awareness of the worst greenhouse gases causing climate change. Nitrous Oxide Day is on on February 17, Carbon Dioxide Day is on May 18, Methane Day is on June 5, and Tropospheric Ozone Day is on June 7.
Solo originated Standard Gravity Day and Light Speed Day in publications to increase science awareness. Standard Gravity Day is on September 8. Light Speed Day is on October 8 from 3:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Standard Gravity Day uses the date format of the widely celebrated Pi Day. Light Speed Day uses the date and time format of the widely celebrated Mole Day.
Solo contributed over 20 definitions to an extremely comprehensive academic dictionary related to computer science and information technology.
B-9. Synopsis of Reviewed and Edited Research Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo is the sole editor of these three research books: Handbook of Research on Politics in the Computer Age, Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age, and Political Campaigning in the Information Age. He has edited journal special issues on fuzzy logic and neural networks. Solo has edited conference proceedings books in numerous fields of intelligent systems engineering, computer engineering, and applied computing, such as computational intelligence, knowledge engineering, pattern recognition, embedded systems, software engineering, Internet computing, computer graphics, modeling, simulation, visualization, scientific computing, computer architecture, grid and cloud computing, parallel and distributed computing, e-commerce, e-learning, computer education, computer game development, etc. Solo has done research or development in all of these fields.
B-10. Synopsis of Presentations of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo made countless research and development presentations on the research described above and other research and development projects. He taught intelligent systems and data mining short courses.
C. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Engineering Development (Not Resulting in Research Publications) of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo co-developed innovative software applications for matching and networking. For engineering employee or consultant positions at university research and development labs and companies, Solo developed or co-developed online banking rewards systems using fuzzy logic, neural network simulations, control system simulations, robotic arm interface firmware and hardware, parallel processor firmware and application software, environmental controller firmware (decreases energy losses, which results in less burning of non-renewable fossil fuels, reduced global warming, decreased air pollution and acid rain, reduced harm to the environment and wildlife from obtaining fossil fuels, and less nuclear waste), automation software for semiconductor device characterization, VLSI optimization software, and call processing software for telephone switches. Although Solo wrote internal company or university reports on most of the preceding, he wasn’t authorized to write research papers for publication on the preceding to protect against competition by other companies or university researchers or because Solo’s project was part of a larger project.
D. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Military, Engineering, Math, Political, and Other Positions of Ashu M. G. Solo
D-1. Synopsis of Military Appointment and Occupation of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo previously served honorably as an infantry officer (military occupation) and platoon commander understudy (regiment appointment) in the Cdn. Army Reserve Infantry. Infantry officers fight by bullet, blade, blunt force, and grenade and lead infantrymen in doing the same. The infantry is called the "tip of the spear" because it puts freedom over fear and engages directly against the enemy with support from the rest of the military in service of liberty. Solo was second in command of an understaffed infantry platoon of 20 private recruit infantrymen. At the age of 23, he already outranked every senior and junior non-commissioned member in the Canadian army, navy, and air force including countless military members serving since before he was born. A military member can start directly as an officer outranking non-commissioned members if he has a university education and can meet much tougher standards. Solo scored the highest mark ever in his recruiting area on the Canadian Armed Forces Officer Aptitude Examination. While other people chose personal safety over liberty, serving in the infantry is being willing to die for liberty.
D-2. Synopsis of Engineering and Math Research and Development Positions of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo owns and operates his own engineering and math research and development companies. He worked in four engineering or math entrepreneurial positions; three nontechnical entrepreneurial positions; nine engineering employee positions in research and development labs including Math Faculty Hardware Design Lab at University of Waterloo, Computer Architecture Lab at University of Waterloo, VLSI Lab at University of Waterloo, College of Engineering at University of Saskatchewan, Circuit Design Department at Allied Signal Aerospace Canada, Semiconductor Components Group at Northern Telecom Electronics, DMS International at Bell-Northern Research, Fiberworld at Bell-Northern Research, etc.; and eight engineering or math consultant positions for small companies.
For engineering employee or consultant positions at university research and development labs and companies, Solo developed or co-developed online banking rewards systems using fuzzy logic, neural network simulations, control system simulations, robotic arm interface firmware and hardware, parallel processor firmware and application software, environmental controller firmware (decreases energy losses, which results in less burning of non-renewable fossil fuels, reduced global warming, decreased air pollution and acid rain, reduced harm to the environment and wildlife from obtaining fossil fuels, and less nuclear waste), automation software for semiconductor device characterization, VLSI optimization software, call processing software for telephone switches, a piston position sensing system, a fluid actuator, and a military vehicle movement system.
D-3. Synopsis of Engineering Activity Positions of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo has served on 339 international program committees for research conferences in numerous fields of intelligent systems engineering, computer engineering, and applied computing, such as computational intelligence, knowledge engineering, pattern recognition, embedded systems, software engineering, Internet computing, computer graphics, modeling, simulation, visualization, scientific computing, computer architecture, grid and cloud computing, parallel and distributed computing, e-commerce, e-learning, computer education, computer game development, etc. Solo has done research or development in all of these fields. He has been the publicity chair of 328 research conferences.
Solo was on three editorial advisory boards for books and journals. He was a reviewer for a book proposal as well as countless book chapters, chapter proposals, and research papers.
Solo was a judge of engineering projects at an IEEE North Saskatchewan Section Design Competition event, a senior judge of science fair projects on astronautics for the American Astronautical Society, a judging team leader for engineering projects at a Canada-Wide Science Fair competition, a head judge for the engineering and computing sciences division at a Saskatoon Regional Science Fair competition, and a judge of engineering projects at two Saskatoon Regional Science Fair competitions.
Solo was an IEEE student branch chairperson. He was on two boards of directors for engineering companies. He was a conference session chair five times and a panel moderator.
Solo has been on 13 technical committees on mathematical foundations of computing, intelligent informatics, the Internet, learning technology, simulation, business informatics and systems, and software engineering for the IEEE Computer Society. He was on the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Technical Committee on Neural Networks Task Force on Applications and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Technical Committee on Neural Networks Task Force on Education. He has done research or development in all of these fields.
D-4. Synopsis of Political Positions of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo was a representative on the City of Saskatoon Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee and its Living in Harmony Ad Hoc Subcommittee. He got the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee to stop wasting so much taxpayer money on expenses that do nothing to enhance respect for diversity. On the Living in Harmony Ad Hoc Subcommittee, he judged submissions for a literary contest. He was the CEO or acting CEO for four geographical associations of federal and provincial political parties. He was on the policy committee and the platform committee for a provincial political party. He was a political and public policy advisor for a town councillor. He informally advised many politicians and candidates on politics and public policy.
D-5. Synopsis of Other Positions of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo was a diversity advisor, a corporate activity committee chairperson, a university student association president, and a master of ceremonies four times. Solo was the chief organizer of 19 events for 4 organizations. Also, he did miscellaneous volunteer work for 18 other organizations and events.
E. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Awards and Honors for Engineering, Math, and Science Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo was awarded a fellowship with the British Computer Society and a membership in BCS ELITE. He won a lifetime achievement award, two outstanding achievement awards, two distinguished service awards, and three achievement awards. He has been listed in numerous editions of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Dictionary of International Biography, and Canadian Who's Who.
F. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Reviewed Public Policy and Political Commentary Publications of Ashu M. G. Solo
While other people only told their opinions to kith and kin, Solo stated his opinions in reviewed publications. These include published op-ed articles, published letters to the editor, and published poems. He writes an op-ed article if he has a lot to say about an issue, a letter to the editor if he has a little to say about an issue,, and a poem if one pops into his head about an issue.
In reviewed public policy publications related to the monarchy, Solo repeatedly condemned the monarchy and monarchists, called for removal of the queen on Canadian currency, called for replacement of Victoria Day and Remembrance Day with Veterans Day and Memorial Day in Canada, and called for American politicians to criticize monarchy and royalty instead of respecting it. In reviewed public policy publications related to children’s rights, Solo called for specific measures to prevent children from being abused by Catholic clergy and called for letting all children play on school sports teams. In reviewed public policy publications related to corruption and the justice system, Solo repeatedly condemned police corruption, condemned border guard corruption, said racial profiling should be called “racist profiling” to make clear that the practice is racist and make politicians and others less likely to support it, called for abolition of the death penalty, and called for the elimination of traffic enforcement cameras because the tickets go to vehicle owners rather than vehicle drivers. In reviewed public policy publications related to religious liberty, Solo called for a school division to end prayer recitations, called for the Canadian national anthem to be made gender neutral and secular, repeatedly called for secularism, and repeatedly called for protecting the rights of religious minorities. In reviewed public policy publications related to education, Solo called for renaming a school sports team to be respectful of Indigenous people and girls, called for disability accommodation, called for disability accommodation in education, and called for moving drama and dance departments from universities to community colleges.
In reviewed public policy publications related to the military, Solo called for ending drone strikes, called for infantry officers and infantrymen to not be referred to as “boots on the ground,” called for naming streets after war veterans and researchers, called for military intervention against ISIS and Boko Haram, and attacked Tom Moore for serving in an imperialist force and not expressing regrets or attempting to make reparations. In reviewed public policy publications related to the environment, Solo called for not wasting energy on outdoor lighting when it isn’t dark outside, called for eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, called for outlawing venting and flaring, called for a ban on fracking, called for LEDs and better controllers for street lights, and criticized Monsanto. In reviewed public policy publications related to municipal government (local government) policy, Solo called for mayors to no longer be referred to as “your worship,” “her worship,” or “his worship,” called for buses to be running until an hour after bars and nightclubs close to prevent driving while intoxicated, called for John A. Macdonald Road in Saskatoon to be named after an Indigenous hero because of Macdonald’s extremely abusive policies against Indigenous people, called for snow ramp removal on Saskatoon bridges and overpasses, and called for more snow removal and deicing in Saskatoon.
In reviewed political publications attacking Republicans, Solo called for revocation of George H. W. Bush’s honorary degrees for admitted groping, said there shouldn’t have been a state funeral for George H. W. Bush because of his admitted groping, condemned George W. Bush and Dick Cheney multiple times for evading military service in the Vietnam War, and condemned Ben Carson for supporting a religious test for the presidency.
Solo prefers Democrats over Republicans, but in reviewed political publications admonishing Democrats, Solo criticized Democrats for not impeaching Donald Trump for more abuses of power, criticized Democrats for not calling more witnesses during Trump’s second impeachment trial to show the public what happened, criticized Democrats for accepting stolen elections by George W. Bush, criticized Barack Obama for stopping torture prosecutions of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, criticized Joe Biden for suggesting that he could end cancer, called for Congressman Seth Moulton to be in the Democratic presidential debates, criticized Ruth Bader Ginsburg for not leaving the Supreme Court when a Democratic president could appoint her replacement, condemned Bernie Sanders for running against Democrats in general elections, criticized Sanders for his admission that he’s a one issue candidate, and criticized Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar for not living up to his claims of being a progressive.
In reviewed political publications attacking Canadian politicians, Solo called for Canadian senators with invalid expense claims to repay the costs of independent audits, criticized Brad Wall for going on the radio to talk about football instead of public policy, and excoriated members of Saskatoon City Council for opposing secularism, endangering the public with inadequate snow removal and deicing, and wasteful spending on a new police station when the old one was fine, a new art gallery when the old one was fine, Tasers for police, a transit employee lockout, and excessive salaries and benefits for councillors.
Solo has many reviewed publications on different aspects of liberty, governance, and duty to humanity. After Centre for Inquiry Canada had an online chat party called Christmyth Social, Solo wrote a published article proposing Christmyth as a holiday alternative to Christmas for people who aren't Christian. Solo wrote a published article proposing Feaster as a holiday alternative to Easter for people who aren't Christian. While other people only posted their opinions on social media, Solo told his opinions with the actual media.
G. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Selected Corruption Whistleblowing of Ashu M. G. Solo
Because of Solo’s whistleblowing, a corrupt police officer was placed on desk duty, an academic program was cancelled, and members of an ethics committee resigned. He made over 10 ethics complaints against professors. He did much more corruption whistleblowing. While other people lived in pusillanimity and accepted the status quo of society, Solo fought against discrimination and corruption with all of his intrepidity.
H. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Other Selected Civil Rights and Progressive Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
In his spare time, Solo has become an extremely experienced civil rights activist, progressive activist, and corruption whistleblower. Solo has fought against police corruption and brutality, other law enforcement corruption and brutality, military corruption, political party corruption, university corruption, government waste, monarchy, racist profiling, the death penalty, religious discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, other violations of civil rights and civil liberties, climate change, harmful genetically modified foods, driving while intoxicated, etc. Solo has been covered by the media hundreds of times for his civil rights and progressive activism. His activism has caused significant change in numerous organizations. While other people succumbed to apathy, complacency, timidity, or bigotry and accepted tyranny, injustice, and inequity, Solo fought with vigor, vision, and valor for liberty, justice, and equity.
H-1. Synopsis of Selected Law Enforcement Corruption Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Besides being a whistleblower about extensive corruption by the police and border guards that he witnessed and writing eight published commentaries against law enforcement corruption, Solo complained to numerous politicians about inadequate measures to fight law enforcement corruption and brutality and racist profiling. Solo complained to Saskatoon City Council about police corruption and brutality, street checks by police, no body-worn cameras on police officers, no minority representation and the mayor being on the Board of Police Commissioners, and Tasers for police. He helped organize a police corruption protest because those who enforce the law can't be above the law. While other people accepted or perpetrated corruption in law enforcement, Solo fought against corruption in law enforcement.
H-2. Synopsis of Selected Children's Rights and Anti-Molestation Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo fights for the most vulnerable in society. Solo is engaging in anti-pedophile activism and children’s rights activism. He made recommendations to the Catholic Church to prevent the abuse of children by church staff. These recommendations were implemented in at least one region so far.
Solo complained to a research publisher about two of its journals publishing three research papers justifying acts of pedophilia. This was investigated by the publisher. He complained to the Facilitation and Integrity Subcommittee of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) about the publisher accepting and not retracting such deleterious, despicable, and disgraceful papers. He complained to a university about a journal editor not stopping publication of one of these deplorable, detestable, and disturbing papers. This was investigated by the university. Solo fights for children because they're too young to fight for themselves.
Solo made six recommendations on preventing sexual assaults in the Canadian Armed Forces for the study on addressing sexual misconduct issues in the Canadian Armed Forces of the Standing Committee on National Defence for the House of Commons of Canada as well as the study on sexual misconduct within the Canadian Armed Forces of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for the House of Commons of Canada.
Solo wrote an op-ed article and contacted seven universities about revoking George H. W. Bush’s honorary degrees because of his admitted groping.
H-3. Synopsis of Selected Secularism Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo launched a civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Mayor’s Office) and a city councillor for prayer recitations at government organized events. With the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Centre for Inquiry Canada, and Canadian Secular Alliance supporting Solo’s position, Solo sought a judgment that has the effect of banning prayer recitations at government organized events throughout the province of Saskatchewan and that has significant persuasive value in other provinces too. The City of Saskatoon ended prayer recitations at its events. This case got major media coverage for every development. While other people sought to conform, Solo sought to reform.
Solo launched a civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Saskatoon Transit Services) for promoting only one religion on city buses. He sought a judgment that has the effect of banning religious messages by government organizations throughout the province of Saskatchewan and that has significant persuasive value in other provinces too. This case got major media coverage for every development. While other people perpetrated religious discrimination with bigotry or accepted religious discrimination with pusillanimity, Solo fought for inclusivity and religious liberty.
Opponents of Solo's secularism cases are Christian supremacists, who are as bad as white supremacists. Being a Christian supremacist doesn't require being Christian; there are atheists who are Christian supremacists. Christian supremacists believe that people in the majority should be treated with superiority and that the religion of the majority should be the de facto religion of the country.
Christian supremacists argue that it's fine for the government to promote Christmas and for December 25 to be a statutory holiday because Christmas is already a secular celebration to people, but the people they’re talking about are mostly of Christian ancestry and the same can be said about all religious holidays. Hanukkah is a secular celebration to non-Jews who are of Jewish ancestry and Eid al-Fitr is a secular celebration to non-Muslims who are of Muslim ancestry, but the U.S. and other western countries don’t have federal or statutory holidays for any religion but Christianity.
Many people tried using actual and implied threats of violence to intimidate Solo into dropping his cases for religious liberty, but serving in the infantry is being willing to die for liberty, so as a former officer in the infantry, Solo will never surrender to agents of hatred and bigotry. He who has the courage to stay the course on the ship of a righteous cause in a tumultuous and intolerant sea will weather the storm of bigotry and hatred and see the darkness of tyranny subside for the calm dawn of liberty.
Solo made many more secularism complaints directly to organizations, but didn't tell the media about them because he didn't need to file civil rights cases or didn't have legal standing to file civil rights cases. For example, Solo complained to two school divisions about prayer recitations in public schools, recommended that a secular school adopt a secular name, convinced two principals at a school to end Christian Bible scenes in their concerts and plays, and did much more secularism activism. Solo’s civil rights activism gets results.
Solo fought for secularism because Canada isn't supposed to be a Christian country. It's supposed to be a secular multireligious country. Canada needs to respect everybody. It needs to protect the rights of the minority from the discriminatory will of the majority. Government promotion of only Christianity is analogous to going to a restaurant where there is only one menu option and the restaurateur force feeds you with that single option. Secularism is analogous to going to a restaurant and being able to eat whatever you want. The former is suitable for some people. The latter is suitable for all people. Solo's opponents were fighting for some people. Solo was fighting for all people.
H-4. Synopsis of Selected Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Equity Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Besides writing many published commentaries for racial, ethnic, and gender equity, Solo complained to Saskatoon City Council about a lack of reconciliation with Indigenous people and a road being named after John A. Macdonald after he caused extreme suffering to Indigenous people. Solo complained to Saskatoon City Council about the flag being put at half-mast only for a bombing in a predominantly white country like England, but not for bombings in predominantly nonwhite countries in the Middle East, Africa, or Asia.
Solo complained to Saskatoon Public Schools about Bedford Road Collegiate having a team name that discriminates against Indigenous students and girls. Countless other people complained about the team name discriminating against Indigenous students too.
Solo suggested to Boy Scouts of America that the organization change its name to reflect that girls can join. Within four months of Solo making this suggestion, Boy Scouts of America officially changed the name of its scouting program from "Boy Scouts" to "Scouts BSA."
Solo complained to Walmart about the store selling decorative license plates with the Confederate battle flag. He complained to a Shoppers Drug Mart manager about a security guard following him around a store due to racist profiling. Solo complained to a television network about one of its series promoting criminality, barbarity, and gender inequality by promoting polygamy. He did much more racial, ethnic, and gender equity activism. Solo fought to stop males from discriminating against females and stop the majority from discriminating against the minority.
H-5. Synopsis of Selected Government Accountability Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
After Solo filed a secularism civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Mayor's Office) and a city councillor as well as a secularism civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Saskatoon Transit Services), he was clearly retaliated against. Solo filed a human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (Executive Committee) for retaliating against Solo by not reappointing him to the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee, a human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (City Solicitor’s Office) for retaliating against Solo by trying to deprive him of his right to directly communicate with members of City Council, and a human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Office) and City of Saskatoon (Living in Harmony Ad Hoc Subcommittee of Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee) for retaliating against Solo by not considering his submissions to a literary contest. These complaints got some media coverage.
Solo filed three code of conduct complaints against two Saskatoon mayors during two city election campaigns for violations of the code with their online campaign advertising. These complaints got some media coverage. Solo was interviewed by a media organization over his complaints about the City of Saskatoon excessively spending $1.5 million on an improved website. Solo complained about Saskatoon City Council members unanimously voting in favor of a request for raising the flag of Turkey at Saskatoon City Hall for Turkey's Republic Day shortly after Turkey started an ethnic cleansing operation against Kurds in northeastern Syria. This complaint got media coverage.
After seeing the Saskatoon mayor, Charlie Clark, being repeatedly called "your worship" and "his worship" at City Council meetings without any objection from Clark, Solo challenged Clark to make a public statement that he doesn't want to be called this anymore, but Clark didn't accept the challenge.
Solo complained to Saskatoon City Council about the full-time salaries and excessive benefits that city councillors decided to give themselves with taxpayer money for part-time jobs and the City of Saskatoon Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee wasting taxpayer money on a retreat at an extravagant location and souvenir tote bags. He complained to Saskatoon City Council about bad spending priorities including a lack of snow removal and deicing, potholes not being repaired, $200,000 spent on a user experience audit and analysis for the Saskatoon.ca website when anyone could see what the problems were, an unneeded new police station, a basketball gym for the police, an unneeded bridge, a new art gallery when the old one was fine, a new downtown library when the current one is fine, a new downtown arena when the current one is fine, and the City of Saskatoon spending more on consultants than the City of Toronto. Solo complained to Saskatoon City Council about bad ideas to raise money including a transit lockout, plans to charge parking fees in the evenings and bridge tolls, and the use of red light cameras and photo radar boxes when the tickets go to vehicle owners rather than vehicle drivers.
Solo suggested to Saskatoon City Council measures for fighting homelessness instead of the homeless, a two-term limit on holding the office of mayor, an indoor waiting room for people taking buses from the downtown terminal, buses running until after bars and nightclubs close to prevent driving while intoxicated, and an independent committee to adjudicate code of conduct complaints against City Council members.
Solo did much more government accountability activism. Solo made these complaints because in a democracy, the government doesn’t just hold citizens accountable, but citizens should hold government accountable. Not only are people the business of government, but government is the business of people.
H-6. Synopsis of Selected Educational Reform Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo wrote an op-ed article and contacted 25 school boards about eliminating tryouts for school sports teams.
Solo complained to Saskatoon Public Schools about students being brainwashed to support the monarchy by having them sing "God Save the Queen." He complained to Saskatoon Public Schools that the curriculum has a heavy emphasis on old English stories by William Shakespeare while having very little emphasis on modern grammar, punctuation, and style. Solo complained to Saskatoon Public Schools that the curriculum has a heavy emphasis on performing arts (singing and acting) while completely ignoring engineering education and military education. Furthermore, he complained to Saskatoon Public Schools about the curriculum not covering evolution theory, residential schools, and slavery in Canada. He did much more educational reform activism. Solo made these complaints to try to bring the educational system into the 21st century.
H-7. Synopsis of COVID-19 Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo made a complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan against the chief medical health officer of Saskatchewan for not ordering enough measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. This complaint, which got media coverage, will put additional pressure on the chief medical health officer to order more measures. After Solo suggested to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health that it should provide information on the number of active COVID-19 cases in every city, town, and village or at least much smaller regions, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health started providing information on the number of active COVID-19 cases in much smaller regions. Solo complained to five store managers about three stores taking poor or misguided precautions against coronavirus transmissions. Solo complained to Walmart Canada about its representatives going right up to people to ask if they want a store credit card instead of socially distancing.
H-8. Synopsis of Selected Environmental Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Besides writing 10 published research papers for environmental protection, Solo developed or co-developed power distribution system optimization methods, environmental controller firmware, and energy conservation methods that decrease energy losses, thus resulting in a more energy efficient system and less burning of non-renewable fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) to generate electricity. Less burning of fossil fuels leads to reduced global warming, decreased air pollution and acid rain, diminished dependence on foreign oil, and reduced harm to the environment and wildlife from obtaining fossil fuels. Reduced global warming elicits diminished severity of natural disasters caused by global warming, less extreme weather, diminished spread of infectious diseases, and less loss of life. Decreased air pollution and acid rain induce fewer health problems, less harm to plant and aquatic life, and reduced damage of materials. Diminished dependence on foreign oil reduces skewing and inequities in foreign policy. In nuclear power plants, there would be diminished uranium consumption and hence less nuclear waste. While other people protested and petitioned for environmental protection activity, Solo developed significant environmental protection technology.
Solo complained to the City of Saskatoon about it dumping calcium carbonate and ferric sulfate in the South Saskatchewan River after seeing chemicals in the river by the shore while rowing in the river. Besides writing an op-ed article about wasting energy on outdoor lighting when it isn't dark outside, Solo complained to Saskatoon Light & Power and SaskPower about street lights being on when it wasn’t dark outside and street lights not using LEDs.
Solo co-organized an informational event on climate change and an informational event on genetically modified foods. After receiving 360 vitamin supplements in six plastic bottles when the 360 supplements could have fit in one of the same bottles, Solo suggested that the vitamin manufacturer offer consumers the option of purchasing much larger quantities of supplements in each bottle to reduce plastic waste, shipping costs, and consumer prices.
Solo is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps started by Vice President Al Gore. To fulfill his work for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Solo got permission from publishers to upload many of his published research papers for environmental protection onto the web to create online resources for power distribution system engineers. Solo did much more environmental activism.
H-9. Synopsis of Selected Anti-Cyberbullying Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Besides writing four published research papers on combating cyberbullying, Solo made 7 written recommendations on effectively fighting cyberlibel and other online harm for the study on online hate of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the House of Commons of Canada. Solo made 10 written recommendations on fighting cyberlibel and other online harms to the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression and Canadian Citizens’ Assembly on Democratic Expression. These committees are making recommendations to the Government of Canada.
H-10. Synopsis of Selected Miscellaneous Activism of Ashu M. G. Solo
Based on his observations during his military service, Solo made over 50 recommendations to the Department of National Defence to improve the Canadian Armed Forces. He contacted councils to recommend renaming streets named after British royals. Solo made countless recommendations to the City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Police Service, and Saskatoon Public Schools on how to correct and improve their services. He made repeated complaints to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency against a company mislabeling food products. This resulted in the company being forced to change its product labeling. He complained to the CBC Ombudsperson about the public broadcaster giving preferential treatment in its coverage to certain political parties. He complained to the "Royal" Canadian Mint about it giving an unfair business advantage to Tim Hortons over other restaurants by making Tim Hortons a primary distributor of its poppy coins. Solo engaged in much more civil rights and progressive activism. While most people accept the world as it is, Solo strives to make the world as it should be.
I. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Selected Life Aid of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo tried to rescue four birds, and a veterinarian was able to save one of them. He helped a refugee with a successful political asylum application. After a kid got his shoelace stuck in an escalator, Solo quickly got him loose. After an intoxicated person refused to get out of a woman's car and the woman called Solo for help, Solo got him out. He convinced a young guy who was living with a Canadian gang engaging in criminality that he would be better off going to university in a country with more opportunity. After an older kid stole a hockey stick from a younger kid, Solo went and got the hockey stick back from the former for the latter. After an older kid stole videogames from a younger kid, Solo went and got the videogames back from the former for the latter. After driving by a person passed out in the snow on a sidewalk in the middle of a winter night when it was -13 F (-25 C), Solo stopped and made sure she got medical attention.
J. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Primary Research Interests and Development Skills of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo's primary research interests are in the theory and applications of new fields, mathematics theory and applications, intelligent systems theory and applications, as well as politics and public policy. His math research interests are in developing new branches of math that build on linear algebra, multivariable calculus, discrete mathematics, and Fractal geometry as well as in the application of Solo's new branches of math in intelligent systems, control systems, and other fields. His intelligent systems research interests include fuzzy logic, knowledge-based systems, neurocomputing (neural networks), chaotic computing, evolutionary computing, and hybrid soft computing as well as the application of intelligent systems in control systems, computer architecture, power systems, optimization, pattern recognition, data mining, decision making, public policy, politics, and medical diagnosis. His public policy research interests are in civil rights, civil liberties, military policy, government reform, technology policy, and education policy. He is skilled and experienced in intelligent systems design, control systems design, digital electronics design, analog electronics design, mechatronics design, firmware design, software engineering, and DSP design. While most researchers and developers can work in one, two, or a few fields, Solo has the formal academic education, self-education, and military education to do research or development in all of these fields.
K. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Academic, Military, Athletic, and Hands-On Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Like every other person in humanity, Solo can’t remember everything he learned in the past, especially what he learned a long time ago or didn't use again. However, Solo remembers much more of what he learned than most people would because he has a better memory than the vast majority of people, because he tries to use as much as possible of what he learned, because he reviews some subjects, and because he takes engineering and math courses that build on many previous engineering and math courses he took. Programming languages, hardware, and software rapidly become obsolete as new technology is continually released, so he might not have used or learned about the technology listed below for a long time. Because Solo learned the following in the past, he can quickly review whatever he needs in the future.
K-1. Synopsis of Formal Academic Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo has taken 190 academic courses and short courses in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc. from University of Waterloo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Cornell University, Open University, University of Colorado Boulder, Carleton University, University of Saskatchewan, IEEE, and 20 other academic organizations. However, about 90% of the university courses that Solo took were in engineering, math, and science, and over 95% of the university courses that Solo took were from these top-tier universities: University of Waterloo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and ivy league Cornell University. University of Waterloo has the most difficult and most in-depth engineering and math courses and programs as well as the best curricula for these programs in his opinion. Many of the fourth year undergraduate engineering courses at University of Waterloo are equivalent to graduate courses at other universities including top American universities. Solo had to take nontechnical electives, but is more interested in engineering, math, and science courses. Solo got 100% in numerous courses and short courses and 95% or more in countless courses and short courses. For example, he got 100% in an MIT aerospace engineering course. Because more knowledge feeds more research and development and publications, Solo keeps getting more education, doing more research and development, and getting more publications, even though he has taken more university courses in engineering, math, and science than most engineering professors and has more reviewed publications than the vast majority of professors.
Solo was most formally educated after high school in electrical engineering, computer engineering, intelligent systems engineering, and pure and applied mathematics. He was second most formally educated after high school in physics. He was third most formally educated after high school in aerospace engineering, nutrition, exercise science, economics, and entrepreneurship. He was fourth most formally educated after high school in chemistry, psychology, health, and law, but his education didn’t end there. He learned about countless other topics from university graduate and undergraduate courses, research conference tutorials, professional association short courses, other short courses, books, audio books, etc. He took courses and short courses from world-renowned researchers in engineering, math, and science and a former astronaut. He took or had to take high school courses in math, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, science, history, economic history, psychology, English literature, French, engines, industrial arts, consumer studies, physical education, etc.
Through getting academic credit for countless research projects, development projects, and writing projects that he already completed on his own as well as from numerous extra graduate courses and undergraduate courses that he already took from eight universities, Solo is currently working on getting another university degree and going to keep working on getting many more university degrees. While working on other research, development, and writing projects, he's working on one more degree at a time to avoid getting overloaded with work.
K-2. Synopsis of Formal Academic Education of Ashu M. G. Solo in Engineering, Math, and Science
Solo took engineering courses and short courses covering the topics of higher order neural networks; neural networks; fuzzy neural systems; fuzzy logic; computational theory of perception and computing with words; evolutionary multiobjective optimization; autonomous systems; computer vision; intelligent control; optimal control; computer control applications; multivariable control systems; digital control systems; analog control systems; computer architecture; microprocessor systems and interfacing; computer organization; parallel and distributed computing; cloud and grid computing; computer communication networks; information security; integrated VLSI systems; analog circuit analysis; analog electronics; analog circuits; digital systems engineering; digital electronics; software engineering; database system design; real-time operating system design; compiler, programming language, and translator design; data structures; assembly and machine language programming; visualization and virtual environments; dynamic web application development; software design and algorithms; voice assistant and chatbot development; text messaging service development; Python language development; signal processing; power generation, transmission, and distribution; smart grids; energy conversion and motors; power electronics; communication systems; transmission lines and electromagnetic fields; rocket propulsion; aerospace control; spacecraft environmental control and life support systems; orbital mechanics; microgravity; space physiology; extravehicular activity; aerospace system safety; engines; etc.
Solo took mathematics and engineering courses and short courses covering the math topics of epipolar and camera geometry, mathematical control, fuzzy math, fuzzy set theory and crisp set theory, combinatorics (graph and digraph theory), combinatorics (mathematical trees), combinatorics (planarity), combinatorics (graph theory and computing), combinatorics (network flows), combinatorics (optimal paths), combinatorics (assignment and transportation), combinatorics (physical networks), combinatorics (geometric design and finite projective geometry), combinatorics (kinematic design), combinatorics (code design), combinatorics (block design), discrete mathematics, algebra of linear systems, linear algebra, signals and systems theory, mathematical transforms, deterministic mathematical programming, stochastics, statistics, applied probability, vector calculus, complex analysis, partial and ordinary differential equations, numerical methods, methods of integration, sequences and series, single variable calculus, mathematics of finance, Fractal geometry and chaos theory, Euclidean geometry, trigonometry, etc.
Solo took engineering and physics courses covering the physics topics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic field theory, semiconductor device physics, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave motion, geometrical and physical optics, sound, and astronomy. He took other natural science courses and short courses covering the topics of chemistry for engineers, nutrition and diet, disease prevention and treatment with nutrition, nutrition and society, nutrition and health, exercise science, health, human physiology, plant physiology, animal physiology, genetics, climate change, etc.
K-3. Synopsis of Formal Academic Education of Ashu M. G. Solo in Social Science and Humanities
Solo took social science courses and short courses covering the topics of macroeconomics; microeconomics; managerial and engineering economics; law for engineers; patent, trademark, and copyright law; engineering entrepreneurship; general entrepreneurship; organization theory and design; psychology; consumer studies; etc. He took humanities courses covering the topics of American history, Canadian history, English history, world history, ancient history, computer and technology history, economic history, English literature, French, industrial arts (described below in hands-on education), etc.
K-4. Synopsis of Self-Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo fulfilled the English requirement in his first degree by doing well on a proficiency exam right before starting university. After that, Solo was exempted from taking English because of his publications, so he hasn't taken any English courses after high school.
Besides being formally educated in electrical engineering, computer engineering, intelligent systems engineering, and mathematics, Solo was most self-educated in these fields. He was second most self-educated in politics, public policy, writing styles and conventions, and literature. He was third most self-educated in intellectual property law, history, entrepreneurship, and foreign languages. He was fourth most self-educated in physics, nutrition, exercise science, health, biology, physiology, astronomy, and geology.
Solo studied electrical engineering, computer engineering, intelligent systems engineering, mathematics, physics, nutrition, exercise science, health, and entrepreneurship in university and on his own. He studied engines; biology; physiology; astronomy; American, Canadian, and world history; social history; political history; military history; computer history; space exploration history; technology history; French; literature; etc. on his own and in school. He studied intelligent control; data science (specifically data mining); power distribution systems; telecommunications; telephony; geology; American, Canadian, and international politics; domestic policy with an added emphasis on civil rights and civil liberties; foreign policy; intellectual property law (especially patent law); technical writing; op-ed writing; rhetorical writing; poetic writing; other writing styles; writing conventions; etc. on his own.
K-5. Synopsis of Educational Development and Writing Projects of Ashu M. G. Solo
For courses and self-study, Solo developed a neural-fuzzy system for sound timbre classification; knowledge-based systems; fuzzy knowledge-based systems; neural networks; higher order neural networks; multivariable and single input, single output control systems for linear and nonlinear dynamic systems; control system for a dynamic fluid flow system; control system for the inverted pendulum problem; CPU controller; universal asynchronous receiver and transmitter; electronic combination lock algorithmic state machine; traffic light controller algorithmic state machine; calculator; combinational logic circuits for a 7-segment display, elevator controller, and arithmetic logic unit; real-time operating system kernel; device drivers; compiler; databases; PBX; CAD software; sorting programs; word string manipulation programs; simulation programs; demo programs; quiz programs; computer games; dynamic web applications; static websites; and much more. Solo did these development projects for courses, science fairs, or personal entertainment.
Solo wrote reports about the preceding design projects that were done for courses or science fairs. He wrote lab reports for courses in control systems, analog electronics, power engineering, transmission lines and electromagnetic field theory, and high school science. He wrote long or medium length school reports on the space shuttle program, tanks, light and sound waves, causes of cancer, diabetes, parapsychology, immigration, North Carolina (topic chosen by teacher), crocodiles (topic chosen by teacher), etc. His teacher commented that Solo's report on diabetes was the best report he had ever seen from a student at Solo's grade level despite Solo having already skipped a grade. Solo wrote short university or school reports (one or two pages) on nutrition for heart disease prevention and treatment, nutrition for cancer prevention, nutrition for diabetes prevention and treatment, boxing, and criminalization of adultery. Solo wrote numerous short stories for language arts courses in school. He wrote high school book reports on The Great Escape and The Bridges at Toko-Ri. He wrote high school English essays (topics chosen by teachers) on Shakespeare plays, The Grapes of Wrath, and other stories.
K-6. Synopsis of Computer Language Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo has studied more computer languages than the vast majority of people. Since he was 6 years old, Solo has learned 42 programming languages, many of which are similar, including a machine language (Motorola 680x0), assembly languages (Motorola 680x0, Intel 80x86, Power PC 604, Intel MMX multimedia and communications enhancement for Pentium processors, Intel 8096 microcontroller, MIPS R2000, Sun SPARC, INMOS Occam), general purpose high-level programming languages (Python, PHP, Turbo Prolog, Prolog, Parallel C, Turbo C, C, Turbo Pascal, HP-BASIC, Protel, RPL, Turbo Basic, Apple Pascal, Pascal, GW-BASIC/BASICA, Commodore Vic 20 BASIC, Apple 2e BASIC, Apple 2 Plus BASIC, and Commodore PET BASIC), engineering languages (Matlab, Simulink, Matlab Symbolic Math Toolbox, Matlab Control Systems Toolbox, Matlab DSP Toolbox, and Maple), intelligent systems languages (FuzzyCLIPS, CLIPS, and Matlab Neural Networks Toolbox), database query languages (FuzzySQL, SQL, QBE, and Quel), and a markup language (HTML). He was an expert in many of these programming languages. Solo learned modern and legacy programming languages. Knowledge of legacy programming languages is useful for working with or updating old software still being used in organizations.
Also, Solo learned a hardware description language (VHDL); 14 software description languages and mathematical modeling languages including object-oriented modeling theory (OMT), specification and description language graphical syntax (SDL-GR), specification and description language textual syntax (SDL-PR), Backus-Naur Form (BNF), data flow diagrams (DFDs), finite state machines (FSMs), extended finite state machines (EFSMs), hierarchical FSMs, deterministic finite automata (DFA), nondeterministic finite automata (NFA), Petri Nets (PNs), entity-relationship (ER) models, logic specifications, algebraic specifications; and a document formatting language for VAX/VMS.
K-7. Synopsis of Engineering Skill Development and Software Usage Skills of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo learned to use modern and legacy technology including hardware and software. Knowledge of legacy technology is useful for working with or updating old technology still being used in organizations.
Solo studied 29 computer communication protocols including ALOHA, ARP, RARP, ATM, CGI, CSMA/CD, DSMA, HDLC, HTTP, ICMP, IEEE 802.3, Token Bus (IEEE 802.4), Token Ring (IEEE 802.5), IPX, LAP, LCP, MACA, POP3, PGP, PPP, SDLC, SLIP, SMTP, SNMP, TCP/IP, UDP, Xmodem, Ymodem, and Zmodem.
Solo studied nine microprocessor architectures including Power PC 604, Motorola 680x0, Intel 80x86, Intel MMX (multimedia and communications enhancement for Pentium processors), Intel 8096 (microcontroller), Zilog Z80, MIPS R2000, Sun SPARC, DEC Alpha AXP and 21064. He studied three multiprocessor architectures including Thinking Machines CM-3 and CM-5 and INMOS transputer. He studied digital and analog devices and microprocessor interfacing hardware including BIOS, ACIA, PIA, RS-232C, SCSI, USB, PCI, HPIB/GPIB (IEEE 488), Metrabyte DAS-08 (A/D), Metrabyte DAC-02 (D/A), Metrabyte PIO-12 (data acquisition and control), Intel 8254 (programmable interval timer), VMEbus (IEEE 1014), Multibus (IEEE 796), IEEE Futurebus, etc. He used a lot of electronic instrumentation including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, signal generators, electrical meters, transducers, and a wafer probe.
Solo learned to use control systems simulation software including Matlab Control Systems Toolbox and ProgCC; digital and analog electronics design software including Spice, Cadence, and ViewLogic WorkView; website design software including WampServer 2.2, Microsoft Expression Web 2, Microsoft FrontPage 2003 and earlier versions, Website Builder, WordPress, and Blogger; spreadsheet software including Microsoft Excel and Corel Quattro Pro for financial calculations; Corel Draw for drawing figures; Microsoft PowerPoint for presentation slides; many text editors including the Borland editor, vi, and XEDIT; many word processors including Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, MacWrite, IBM DisplayWrite, IBM Writing Assistant, and an Apple IIe word processor; Windows 3.0 graphical operating environment; etc. He learned to use countless versions of 11 core operating systems for personal and mainframe computers including iOS, Windows NT (including Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000), Windows (including Windows 98 and Windows 95), VM/CMS, Macintosh System Software, Multics, Unix, MS-DOS/PC-DOS, Apple DOS (for Apple IIc, Apple IIe, and Apple II Plus), VAX/VMS, and KERNAL (for Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, and Commodore PET).
K-8. Synopsis of Foreign Language Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo can understand most oral Hindi (the 4th most spoken language) and oral Urdu (the 21st most spoken language) and can speak these languages with really bad grammar and pronunciation. He can orally understand significant amounts of many other South Asian languages due to their similarity with oral Hindi. He learned differences between oral Hindi and oral Punjabi (the 10th most spoken language), which are very similar. He has an elementary knowledge in reading, writing, and speaking French (the 5th most spoken language now according to the World Economic Forum), but can barely understand people speaking it because he doesn't have significant exposure to people speaking it with a French accent. He has learned some basic Spanish (the 2nd most spoken language) vocabulary. He learned some words and phrases from various other languages.
It's important to realize that some of these languages gained widespread usage as a result of imperialism, so people are now compelled to learn them.
Solo took French from the 7th grade to 12th grade. He attended a French language club in the 2nd grade. Consumer goods sold in Canada have both French and English labeling, so Solo paid attention to the labeling in both languages and mentally compared them to learn more French. Solo learned oral Hindi by listening to people talk to each other in Hindi since he was born, but everyone spoke to Solo in English, so Solo didn't become fluent in oral Hindi. Also, Solo heard a lot of oral Hindi while visiting India for six months and Solo was taught some oral Hindi vocabulary and listened to a dozen Hindi vocabulary cassettes. A large percentage of engineering, math, and science students at universities attended by Solo are of South Asian, East Asian, or Middle Eastern origin. Solo learned differences between oral Hindi and oral Urdu from hanging around Pakistani students while in university and by sharing a house with two Pakistani students for a year while in university. Solo learned differences between oral Hindi and oral Punjabi from hanging around Punjabi students in university and watching an approximately 90 minute video. Solo learned Spanish vocabulary by repeatedly watching a video with the most common Spanish vocabulary. Solo learned words and phrases from various other languages by hanging around university students from all over the world. Solo practiced foreign languages and learned about differences in English in different regions during extensive interactions with and listening to people from around the world when he lived in three countries; traveled in eight countries; attended eight universities in three countries; stayed in 12 university student residences; attended events of seven ethnic student associations; and attended 12 research multiconferences, conferences, and symposiums.
K-9. Synopsis of Legal Education and Training of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo took a university course on law for engineers and three short courses on patent, copyright, and trademark law. Solo read the book Patent It Yourself by David Pressman on how to write American patent specifications and wrote patent specifications. He read a book on how to do incorporations and incorporated companies. Solo received training from American and Canadian lawyers on how to do civil litigation.
K-10. Synopsis of Military Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Besides his academic education, Solo has extensive military education and athletic education. Solo was trained as an infantry officer by “Royal” Canadian Regiment Battle School, “Royal” Canadian Infantry Corps, and the Canadian Army at six different military bases and infantry armories. Solo’s infantry officer training included physical training, military structure and conventions, battlecraft, fieldcraft, modern military weapons training (rifles, pistols, semi-automatic rifles, light machine guns, heavy machine guns, firearms maintenance, light short range anti-armor weapons, heavy short range anti-armor weapons, fragmentation grenades, and bayonets), other infantry skills, combat simulation exercises, combat lifesaving, etc. Infantry officers do the most intensive physical training in the conventional forces of the military.
K-11. Synopsis of Athletic and Sports Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Like Solo has more academic education and military education than most people, he has more athletic and sports education than most people. He received training in American kickboxing, Muay-Thai kickboxing, boxing, Japanese jiu-jitsu, Gracie jiu-jitsu, etc. from six private fight training clubs as well as three-time UFC champion Royce Gracie and Rorion Gracie. He received other combat sports, extreme sports, and regular sports training from 22 sports courses and 8 sports training programs at 19 organizations.
While other people learned martial arts that are good for shows, Solo learned mixed combative arts that are the best for defending against foes. Solo combines the best aspects of the world's most practical and devastating styles of fighting. Trained by many former champion fighters, Solo learned American kickboxing for punching and kicking above the waist as well as evading and blocking punches and kicks; Muay-Thai kickboxing for kicking below the waist, elbowing, and kneeing; Gracie jiu-jitsu for ground grappling; Japanese jiu-jitsu for standing grappling; and boxing (American and Cuban) for effectively landing and evading punches. Solo possesses a lightning right punch and lightning right turn kick, which are extremely devastating in a no-holds barred fight. He also learned techniques from various other martial arts, martial arts weaponry, knife throwing, and fencing.
Extreme sports that Solo has done include skydiving, motorcycle racing (on-road and off-road), BMX racing, go-kart racing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, waterskiing, kayaking, jet skiing, and rock climbing. Other than combat sports and extreme sports, Solo has done 20 regular sports including water sports, winter sports, racquet sports, individual sports, and team sports, but he cares about fighting for liberty in and out of the military, not cowardly sports game victory.
K-12. Synopsis of Learning Methods Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
To enhance productivity, Solo studied methods to enhance memorization ability, reading speed, mental math ability, and typing speed. He quickly and easily memorized the capital and location of every country in the world, but this was a long time ago, so he needs to review this information. Although he learned memorization and mental math methods, he always had a really good memory and ability to perform complicated mathematical calculations in his head. He typed 97 words per minute in an online typing test after learning basic typing technique as a kid and many years of using it. Solo watched and listened to learning methods lectures from Howard Berg, who set the Guinness world record in speed reading, and others.
K-13. Synopsis of Selected Literary, Documentary, and Explanatory Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo has read countless research papers and watched countless research presentations in engineering, math, science, politics, and public policy. He has spent 40 days attending research multiconferences, conferences, and symposiums.
Solo read countless textbooks, books, or course notes on mathematics, mathematical control, intelligent systems, computer architecture, digital electronics, analog electronics, firmware design and software engineering, power engineering, physics, transmission lines, communication systems, telecommunications, telephony, aerospace engineering, nutrition, exercise science, economics, entrepreneurship, chemistry, psychology, health, law, data mining, engines, biology and physiology, astronomy, geology, history, public policy, foreign languages, etc. Besides taking 190 academic courses and short courses from 8 universities and 21 other organizations, Solo received private instruction in math, intelligent systems, mathematical control, analog electronics, software engineering, power distribution systems, motors, communication systems, transmission lines, physics, nutrition, economics, law, Hindi, Urdu, and mechanical repair. He read countless manuals on programming languages, operating systems, and software applications.
Solo watched nutritional or food lectures by the following people listed in alphabetical order: Neal Barnard, Anne Bingham, Will Bulsiewicz, Erin Campbell, T. Colin Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Evelisse CapO, Yami Cazoria, Robert Cheeke, Jill Edwards, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., Joel Furhman, Michael Greger, David J. A. Jenkins, Amy Lanou, William W. Li, Doug Lisle, Rui Hai Liu, Howard Lyman, Bruce Monger, Dean Ornish, Alex Ruani, Michele Simon, Brie Turner-McGrievy, Allison Wilson, etc. He watched countless documentaries on health, American and world history, social history, political history, military history, space exploration history, technology history, civil rights, civil liberties, international human rights, environmental protection, foreign policy, archaeology, etc. Besides watching countless individual documentaries, he watched these documentary miniseries: From the Earth to the Moon, The ACLU Freedom Files, The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen, and Lincoln: Divided We Stand.
Solo has solved problems in 14 books of mathematical and logical puzzles. Solo read a book with advice on longevity, but some of the nutritional advice in this book conflicts with the most comprehensive and latest research. Besides reading business textbooks and course notes for university courses, Solo read these popular business and investment books: Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple: A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future by John Sculley and John A. Byrne, Silicon Valley Fever: The Growth of High-Technology Culture by Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. Larsen, How to Wake Up the Financial Genius Inside You by Mark O. Haroldsen, and Wisdom from Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money that the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki. He has a side interest in the truth about mysteries of the unknown, parapsychology, and paranormal phenomena and has read and watched a lot about these subjects.
Solo has spent a tremendous amount of time following computer industry news since he was 12 years old, but followed this news to a lesser extent before that. He has spent a tremendous amount of time following American, Canadian, and international politics; military news; and space exploration news since he was 19 years old, but followed this news to a lesser extent before that. He attended numerous public policy informational events.
K-14. Synopsis of Politics and Public Policy Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Despite never having taken a course on politics or public policy other than law, economics, and history, a significant percentage of Solo’s over 925 reviewed publications are research papers or commentaries on politics or public policy. Because of Solo’s published research papers on politics and public policy and because he originated the new interdisciplinary fields of public policy engineering, computational public policy, political engineering, and computational politics, Solo was able to edit three research books on politics in the information age including research papers on the interdisciplinary fields originated by Solo. Instead of taking courses on politics and public policy, Solo decided that he could more effectively, more easily, and more quickly learn about politics and public policy on his own, so he read thousands of articles and spent countless hours watching or listening to the news while working or driving in addition to reading books and watching countless documentaries on politics and public policy.
K-15. Synopsis of Military History, Space Exploration History, and Technology History Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo watched documentaries, listened to audio books, read books, watched infantry presentations, or took courses covering the history of the following wars listed in sequential order: American Revolution, War of 1812, Texas Revolution, Mexican-American War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Balkans war, Afghanistan War, and Iraq War. Also, he studied the history of other wars and military missions to a lesser extent. Solo watched numerous documentaries and read in-depth articles on the following space programs: Mercury program, Gemini program, Apollo program, and space shuttle program. He followed the history of other space programs and missions to a lesser extent. Solo studied computer history and technology history, particularly by studying biographies of the researchers, developers, and inventors in the next section.
K-16. Synopsis of Biographical History Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Because the history of humanity is the history of the individuals who drove society forward or backward, Solo familiarized himself with the biographies of good, bad, or partially good and partially bad historical figures. Biography studies is an emerging field in the humanities. Everyone is flawed, but Solo seeks to emulate positive characteristics of some of the people below while not emulating negative characteristics of some of the people below. Solo watched documentaries, watched movies, read books, listened to audio books, attended museums, or read in-depth articles on the following 150 people listed in alphabetical order as well as other people: Muhammad Ali, Susan Anthony, Jjacinda Ardern, Lee Atwater, Alexander Graham Bell, Joe Biden, Blackfish, Daniel Boone, James Braddock, Bill Bradley, Pat Buchanan, George Bush, George W. Bush, John Brown, Kit Carson, Jimmy Carter, Ruben “Hurricane” Carter, Butch Cassidy, Dick Cheney, Jean Chretien, William Clark, Max Cleland, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Davy Crockett, Marie Curie, Dieter Dengler, John Diefenbaker, Tommy Douglas, Tammy Duckworth, Michael Dukakis, Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, John Edwards, Rob Ford, Terry Fox, Benjamin Franklin, John Fremont, Tulsi Gabbard, Galileo Galilei, Mohandas Gandhi, Marc Garneau, Bill Gates, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, John Glenn, Al Gore, Lindsey Graham, Gus Grissom, Stephen Harper, Kamala Harris, Gary Hart, Dennis Hastert, Adolph Hitler, Mike Huckabee, Saddam Hussain, Darrell Issa, Andrew Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Bobby Jindal, Steve Jobs, Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, John Kerry, Jack Layton, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ron Kovic, Evel Knievel, Jake La Motta, Mel Lastman, Bruce Lee, Stan Lee, Merriwether Lewis, Joe Lieberman, Rush Limbaugh, Abraham Lincoln, Harry Longabaugh, George Lucas, Douglas MacArthur, John A. Macdonald, Nelson Mandela, Charles Manson, John McCain, Henry McCarty, Amy McGrath, Joseph Merrick, Seth Moulton, Audie Murphy, Story Musgrave, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, Sean Parker, Tom Parker, Rosa Parks, Louis Pasteur, Julie Payette, Lester Pearson, Mike Pence, Joseph Pistone, Marco Polo, Srinivas Ramanujan, Ronald Reagan, Mitt Romney, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sacagawea, Bernie Sanders, Oskar Schindler, Wally Schirra, John Sculley, Frank Serpico, Al Sharpton, Alan Shepard, Jagmeet Singh, Socrates, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Claus von Stauffenberg, Roger Stone, Tecumseh, Nikola Tesla, Jack Tramiel, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Pierre Trudeau, Harriet Tubman, Alan Turing, Nat Turner, Mark Twain, Mike Tyson, Jules Verne, William Wallace, Micky Ward, Elizabeth Warren, George Washington, Jim Webb, William Wilberforce, David Marshall Williams, Charlie Wilson, Steve Wozniak, Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, Malcolm X, Chuck Yeager, Lotfi Zadeh, Louis Zamperini, and Mark Zuckerberg. Obviously, Solo is strongly opposed to what many of these individuals such as the Bushes, Cassidy, Cheney, Hitler, Manson, Reagan, etc. stood for. There are more men than women listed because women have been historically denied opportunities due to gender bigotry.
K-17. Synopsis of Writing Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo is highly skilled and experienced in rhetorical writing, poetic writing, op-ed writing, and research writing in English as can be seen in his over 925 reviewed publications. Solo is an expert in English grammar, punctuation, and style; has a vast English vocabulary; and is very familiar with differences in English (the 3rd most spoken language) in five countries. He studied the difference in punctuation between the U.S. and the U.K.; the difference in spelling between the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.; and the difference in words used in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., India, and Pakistan. Also, Solo familiarized himself with the classic nonfiction and fiction literature listed below.
After seeing how badly taught and worthless the English courses in high school were, Solo decided that he could more effectively, more easily, and more quickly learn about writing conventions, writing styles, and literature on his own. The problem with English courses in Solo’s opinion is they focus on reading stories that students might not be interested in and writing essays that can’t even be published about these stories instead of focusing on writing styles and writing conventions, writing manuscripts that can be published, and letting students choose which literature they want to read. Solo decided that he would be better off mastering grammar, punctuation, and style; developing an extensive vocabulary; and learning technical writing, op-ed article writing, screenwriting, poetry writing, and rhetorical writing on his own than fully reading old English plays by Shakespeare and then answering questions and writing essays about these stories in English courses.
Solo fulfilled the English requirement in his first degree by doing well on a proficiency exam right before starting university. After that, Solo was exempted from taking English because of his publications, so he hasn't taken any English courses after high school.
After high school, Solo studied a book on American English grammar; a book on American English punctuation; a book on American English writing style; 2 books on American English grammar, punctuation, and style; a book on technical writing; a book on op-ed article writing; a book on screenwriting; 2 books on poetry writing; and 7 books or audiobooks on advanced English vocabulary. He read 3 books with rhetorical writing and 2 books of political poetry and other selected poems.
He listened to or read archives of many of the greatest American political speeches. He studied the rhetorical writing techniques of countless politicians and activists including the greatest politicians and activists like President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Edward Kennedy, Governor Mario Cuomo, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Rev. Al Sharpton.
Solo was advised by two professional poets and a professional fiction author on how to improve his writing and get it published; two of them were writers in residence at the Saskatoon Public Library.
K-18. Synopsis of Classic and Modern Classic Literature Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Besides reading countless other textbooks, Solo studied engineering, math, and science modern classics by David Halliday and Robert Resnick (Fundamentals of Physics), John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson (Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach), Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie (The C Programming Language), M. Morris Mano (Digital Design), Katsuhiko Ogata (Modern Control Engineering), William C. Reynolds and Henry C. Perkins (Engineering Thermodynamics), Adel S. Sedra and Kenneth C. Smith (Microelectronic Circuits), Kenneth A. Stroud (Engineering Mathematics), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (Computer Networks), etc.
Besides reading and listening to countless other nonfiction books, Solo read or listened to nonfiction classics and modern classics by Howard Berg and Kevin Trudeau (Mega Speed Reading); Dale Carnegie (How to Influence People); Benjamin Franklin (The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin); James Gleick (Chaos: Making a New Science); President John F. Kennedy (“Let the Word Go Forth”: The Speeches, Statements, and Writings of John F. Kennedy 1947 to 1963); Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger (Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13); Thomas Paine (Common Sense); Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook); David Pressman (Patent It Yourself); “Royal” Canadian Infantry Corps (The Warrior: The Combat Readiness Standards); Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and Jim Dwyer (Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches From the Wrongly Convicted); John Sculley and John A. Byrne (Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple: A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future); Kevin Trudeau (Kevin Trudeau's Mega Memory: How to Release Your Superpower Memory in 30 Minutes or Less a Day); Sun Tzu (The Art of War); Erich Von Daniken (Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past); etc.
Besides countless other fiction stories, Solo read books, listened to audiobooks, watched movies and plays, and read book synopses to be familiarized with over 105 classic fiction books for adults, over 10 classic fiction books for young adults, over 15 classic short stories for adults, over 30 classic short stories for kids, over 65 modern classic fiction books for adults, over 90 modern classic movie novelizations for adults, over 40 modern classic fiction books for young adults, over 10 modern classic fiction books for kids, and over 10 modern classic short stories. There are more fiction than nonfiction classics and modern classics listed below because nonfiction can quickly become obsolete, particularly in engineering, math, and science. Solo considers any novel or short story that was deemed good enough to be made into a movie to be a classic or modern classic. Solo considers any novel to be a classic or modern classic if it’s a novelization of a movie screenplay that was deemed good enough to be converted into a novel. Solo considers classics published after World War II to be modern classics.
Solo read books, listened to audiobooks, watched movies and plays, and read book synopses to be familiarized with fiction classics (published before or during World War II) including 9 books (read synopses of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Peril at End House, Murder on the Orient Express, The ABC Murders, Cards on the Table, Death on the Nile, Evil under the Sun, and Curtain: Poirot's Last Case) by Agatha Christie, 1 book (Robinson Crusoe) by Daniel Defoe, 20 books (watched movies for The Adventures of Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol and read synopses of The Pickwick Papers, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, The Life and Adventures of Martin Cuzzlewit, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood) by Charles Dickens, 3 books (read synopses of A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, and The Hound of the Baskervilles) by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1 book (The Three Musketeers) by Alexandre Dumas, 1 book (Cimarron) by Edna Ferber, 1 book (The Old Man and the Sea) by Ernest Hemingway, 1 book (The Prisoner of Zenda) by Anthony Hope, 1 book (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo, 1 book (The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle) by Hugh Lofting, 1 book (The Call of the Wild) by Jack London, 1 book (Moby-Dick) by Herman Melville, 1 book (Animal Farm) by George Orwell, 1 book (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) by Howard Pyle, 1 book (All Quiet on the Western Front) by Erich Maria Remarque, 1 book (Black Beauty) by Anna Sewell, 38 plays (read plain English synopses of Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V; Henry VI, Part 1; Henry VI, Part 2; Henry VI, Part 3; Henry VIII; King John; Richard II; Richard III; Antony and Cleopatra; Coriolanus; Hamlet; Julius Caesar; King Lear; Macbeth; Othello; Romeo and Juliet; Timon of Athens; Titus Andronicus; All's Well That Ends Well; As You Like It; The Comedy of Errors; Cymbeline; Love's Labour's Lost; Measure for Measure; The Merchant of Venice; The Merry Wives of Windsor; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Much Ado about Nothing; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Taming of the Shrew; The Tempest; Troilus and Cressida; Twelfth Night; Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Two Noble Kinsmen; and The Winter's Tale) by William Shakespeare, 2 books (The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men) by John Steinbeck, 2 books (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island) by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1 book (Dracula) by Bram Stoker, 1 book (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1 book (Gulliver’s Travels) by Jonathan Swift, 4 books (The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) by J. R. R. Tolkien, 7 books (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Prince and the Pauper and read synopses of The Gilded Age, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc) by Mark Twain, 4 books (Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Off on a Comet, and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea) by Jules Verne, 3 books (The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds) by H. G. Wells, 1 book (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) by Tennessee Williams, 1 book (The Swiss Family Robinson) by Johann David Wyss, etc.
Solo read books and watched movies to be familiarized with classic short stories (published before or during World War II) in fiction including 9 short stories (read synopses of "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," "The Man with the Twisted Lip," "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," "Silver Blaze," "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual," and "The Final Problem") by Arthur Conan Doyle, 2 short stories ("Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") by Washington Irving, 4 short stories ("The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Black Cat") by Edgar Allan Poe, and 1 short story (“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”) by Mark Twain.
Solo read books, listened to audiobooks, and watched movies to be familiarized with modern classics (published after World War II) in fiction including 1 book (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) by Douglas Adams, 1 book (American Hero) by Larry Beinhart, 1 book (Planet of the Apes) by Pierre Boulle, 1 book (The Great Escape) by Paul Brickhill, 6 books (The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, The Wishsong of Shannara, Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold!, The Black Unicorn, and Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace) by Terry Brooks, 1 book (Who Goes There?) by John W. Campbell Jr., 1 book (Sleepers) by Lorenzo Carcaterra, 1 book (Ender’s Game) by Orson Scott Card, 1 book (One Shot and Never Go Back) by Lee Child, 1 book (The Hunt for Red October) by Tom Clancy, 2 books (2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey 2) by Arthur C. Clarke, 1 book (Ready Player One, Armada) by Ernest Cline, 2 books (The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park) by Michael Crichton, 1 book (The Maze Runner) by James Dashner, 1 book (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) by Philip K. Dick, 1 book (Once Were Warriors) by Alan Duff, 1 book (L.A. Confidential) by James Ellroy, 9 books (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, and Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car) by Ian Fleming, 1 book (I Am Number Four) by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, 1 book (Old Yeller) by Fred Gipson, 1 book (Lord of the Flies) by William Golding, 1 book (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) by William Goldman, 1 book (The Firm) by John Grisham, 1 book (Forrest Gump) by Winston Groom, 1 book (The Short-Timers) by Gustav Hasford, 1 book (Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption) by Laura Hillenbrand, 1 book (MASH: A Novel about Three Army Doctors) by Richard Hooker, 1 book (Schindler’s Ark) by Thomas Keneally, 2 books (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile) by Stephen King, 1 book (Raging Bull: My Story) by Jake LaMotta, 1 book (To Kill a Mockingbird) by Harper Lee, 1 book (Mystic River) by Dennis Lehane, 1 book (The Life of Pi) by Yann Martel, 1 book (The Bridges at Toko-Ri) by James Michener, 1 book (Death of a Salesman) by Arthur Miller, 1 book (Logan’s Run) by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, 1 book (Cool Hand Luke) by Donn Pearce, 2 books (Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas) by Nicholas Pileggi, 1 book (Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia) by Joseph PIstone, 1 book (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors) by Piers Paul Read, 3 books (Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant) by Veronica Roth, 1 book (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) by J. K. Rowling, 1 book (Contact) by Carl Sagan, 1 book (The Elephant Man) by Christine Sparks, 1 book (Nothing Lasts Forever) by Roderick Thorp, 1 book (High Plains Drifter) by Ernest Tidyman, 1 book (The Martian) by Andy Weir, etc.
Solo read books and watched movies to be familiarized with modern classic short stories (published after World War II) in fiction including 1 short story (“Farewell to the Master”) by Harry Bates, 1 short story ("Story of Your Life") by Ted Chiang, and 9 short stories ("Autofac," "Human Is," "The Hood Maker," "Foster, You're Dead," "Impossible Planet," "The Commuter," "The Hanging Stranger," “Second Variety,” and “The Minority Report”) by Philip K. Dick.
Solo read books, listened to audiobooks, and watched movies to be familiarized with novelizations of movies that were modern classics in fiction including 1 book (Mission: Impossible) by Peter Barsocchini, David Koepp, and Robert Towne, 1 book (WarGames) by David Bischoff, Lawrence Lasker, and Walter F. Parkes, 1 book (Armageddon) by M. C. Bolin and Jonathan Hensleigh, 1 book (The Abyss) by Orson Scott Card and James Cameron, 1 book (Herbie: The Love Bug) by Mel Cebulash, Bill Walsh, and Don DaGradi, 1 book (Herbie Rides Again) by Mel Cebulash and Bill Walsh, 1 book (A Fistful of Dollars) by Frank Chandler, Adriano Bolzoni, Mark Lowell, Víctor Andrés Catena, Sergio Leone, and Jaime Comas Gil, 1 book (X-Men 2) by Chris Claremont, Dan Harris, and Mike Dougherty, 1 book (Air Force One) by Max Allan Collins and Andrew W. Marlowe, 1 book (Flash Gordon) by Arthur Byron Cover and Lorenzo Semple, Jr., 1 book (Alien Resurrection) by A. C. Crispin and Joss Whedon, 1 book (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo) by Vic Crume, Arthur Alsberg, and Don Nelson, 1 book (Iron Man) by Peter David, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway, 1 book (Battleship) by Peter David, Erich Hoeber, and John Hoeber, 1 book (Spider-Man) by Peter David and David Koepp, 1 book (Spider-Man 2) by Peter David, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, and Alvin Sargent, 1 book (Spider-Man 3) by Peter David, Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Alvin Sargent, 1 book (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) by J. M. Dillard, David Loughery, William Shatner, and Harve Bennett, 1 book (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) by J. M. Dillard, Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn, and Leonard Nimoy, 1 book (Star Trek: Generations) by J. M. Dillard, Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore, and Brannon Braga, 1 book (Star Trek: First Contact) by J. M. Dillard, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, and Ronald D. Moore, 1 book (Star Trek: Insurrection) by J. M. Dillard, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller, 1 book (Star Trek: Nemesis) by J. M. Dillard, John Logan, Rick Berman, and Brent Spiner, 1 book (Star Trek) by Alan Dean Foster, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman, 1 book (Star Trek into Darkness) by Alan Dean Foster, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof, 1 book (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Alan Dean Foster, Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt, 1 book (Alien) by Alan Dean Foster, Dan O’Bannon, and Ronald Shusett, 1 book (Aliens) by Alan Dean Foster, James Cameron, David Giler, and Walter Hill, 1 book (Alien 3) by Alan Dean Foster, David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson, and Vincent Ward, 1 book (Alien Covenant) by Alan Dean Foster, Jack Paglen, Michael Green, John Logan, and Dante Harper, 1 book (Transformers) by Alan Dean Foster, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and John Rogers, 1 book (Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen) by Alan Dean Foster, Ehren Kruger, Robert Orci, and Alex Kurtzman, 1 book (Starman) by Alan Dean Foster, Bruce A. Evans, and Raynold Gideon, 1 book (The Chronicles of Riddick) by Alan Dean Foster and David Twohy, 1 book (The Terminator) by Randall Frakes, Bill Wisher, and James Cameron, 1 book (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) by Alexander Freed, Chris Weitz, and Tony Gilroy, 1 book (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) by Jason Fry and Rian Johnson, 2 books (Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III) by Craig Shaw Gardner, Bob Gale, and Robert Zemeckis, 1 book (Batman) by Craig Shaw Gardner, Sam Hamm, and Warren Skaaren, 1 book (Battle for the Planet of the Apes) by David Gerrold, John William Corrington and Joyce Hooper Corrington, 1 book (Back to the Future) by George Gipe, Robert Zemeckis, and Bob Gale, 1 book (Gremlins) by George Gipe and Chris Columbus, 1 book (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) by Christie Golden and Luc Besson, 3 books (The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, and The Karate Kid Part III) by B. B. Hiller and Robert Mark Kamen, 1 book (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace) by B. B. Hiller, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Kroner, and Mark Rosenthal, 1 book (Over the Top) by Joel Don Humphreys and Stirling Silliphant, 1 book (Iron Man 2) by Alexander Irvine and Justin Theroux, 1 book (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes) by John Jakes and Paul Dehn, 1 book (The Goonies) by James Kahn and Chris Columbus, 1 book (Poltergeist) by James Kahn, Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, and Mark Victor, 1 book (X-Men) by Kristine Kathryn, Dean Wesley Smith, Christopher McQuarrie, and Ed Solomon, 1 book (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) by William Kotzwinkle and Melissa Mathison, 1 book (Superman III) by William Kotzwinkle, David Newman, and Leslie Newman, 1 book (Romancing the Stone) by Catherine Lanigan and Diane Thomas, 1 book (The Jewel of the Nile) by Catherine Lanigan, Mark Rosenthal, and Lawrence Konner, 1 book (Top Gun) by Eileen Lottman, Jim Cash, and Jack Epps Jr., 11 books (Star Wars: Episode I: The Phanton Menace, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and THX 1138) by George Lucas et al, 1 book (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) by Vonda N. McIntyre, Jack B. Sowards, and Harve Bennett, 1 book (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) by Vonda N. McIntyre and Harve Bennett, 1 book (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) by Vonda N. McIntyre, Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Harve Bennett, Nicholas Meyer, and Leonard Nimoy, 1 book (Escape From New York) by Mike McQuay, John Carpenter, and Nick Castle, 1 book (For a Few Dollars More) by Joe Millard, Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella, and Luciano Vincenzoni, 1 book (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) by Joe Millard, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and Sergio Leone, 1 book (Ghostbusters) by Larry Milne, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis, 1 book (Robocop 2) by Ed Naha, Frank Miller, and Walon Green, 1 book (Robocop) by Ed Naha, Edward Neumeier, and Michael Miner, 1 book (Lethal Weapon) by Joel Norst and Shane Black, 1 book (Escape from the Planet of the Apes) by Jerry Pournelle and Paul Dehn, 1 book (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) by Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston, and Alan Dean Foster, 1 book (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) by Steven Spielberg, 1 book (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) by Todd Strasser and John Hughes, 6 books (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III) by Sylvester Stallone et al, and 1 book (Short Circuit) by Colin Wedgelock, S.S. Wilson, and Brent Maddock.
Solo studied some Indian mythology, Roman mythology, and Greek mythology as well as fables and the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Solo watched or read the origin stories for over 30 superheroes. Besides the classics and modern classics listed above, Solo familiarized himself with the classics and modern classics for young adults and kids listed in section O-8 below on early classic literature education.
K-19. Synopsis of Hands-On (Trades) Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo was certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but didn’t have time to redo the training every three years to keep getting recertified. He took a short course on essential oils to use for treatment of any personal injuries he gets in the future.
Solo studied survival tactics including wilderness survival and preventing and surviving animal attacks.
Solo is somewhat skilled in mechanical repair and electrical debugging of cars and motorcycles, but has no formal training in vehicle repair. He read car and motorcycle repair manuals or got instructions from someone more experienced to repair and maintain his vehicles.
Solo has done some drafting (in university and school), soldering (for motorcycle repair and in school), graphics design with drawing software (for research papers and demo software), graphics design without drawing software (in school), computer slide preparation (for research presentations and intelligent systems lectures), arts and crafts (in school), woodworking (in school and work), construction renovations (on his own and under supervision of a carpenter), home repairs (on his own), videography (under supervision of a videographer), sound editing (on his own), photographic development (in school), sewing (infantry badges on infantry uniforms), gardening (under supervision of gardeners), and innovative foods preparation (on his own), but isn’t interested in or particularly good at these trades and trade skills.
Solo watched parts of almost every aspect of a three-floor extension to a house being constructed to see how it's done. He built wooden pen holders, a wooden stool, a wooden bowl, a wooden puzzle, a wooden name engraving, walls, etc.
K-20. Synopsis of Travel Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo decided to add this section after seeing a university gives academic course credit toward arts degrees for traveling abroad with the university, but he isn't interested in pursuing an arts degree. Solo has spent two or more days in 70 cities and towns in eight countries (U.S.A., Canada, India, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, and England). He spent a month or more in 19 of these cities and towns and six months or more in three of these countries. He has been to 23 American states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 9 Indian states. He was born in Canada. Solo visited countless historical sites, museums, and landmarks in eight countries; the best of these were the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Taj Mahal; Statue of Liberty; Red Fort; U.S.S Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum; National Gandhi Museum; Western Development Museum; Niagara Falls; Ontario Science Centre; computer museum at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art; and various castles in European countries. As a result of his travels, Solo attended many research multiconferences and conferences; saw the differences in life, standards of living, amenities, technology, culture, and religions in different countries; learned about geographical layout and how to get around different cities, metropolitan areas, and universities; visited countless landmarks, museums, and historical sites; and practiced foreign languages and different versions of English.
L. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Physical and Mental Activities of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo likes doing combat sports and extreme sports as described above as well as physical training. Solo has done over 1500 push-ups in two hours many times and ran a 42 km (26 mile) marathon on a treadmill. Solo likes and is extremely good at mathematical puzzles, logical puzzles, topological puzzles (disentanglement puzzles), and combination puzzles (sequential move puzzles). Solo's main academic aptitudes and interests are in research and development in math, intelligent systems engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, public policy, and politics as well as in writing. Solo's main athletic aptitudes and interests are in infantry combat, vale tudo, kickboxing, push-ups, and running.
M. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Business Development of Ashu M. G. Solo
M-1. Synopsis of Business Development Skills of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo has extensive experience in business development, but prefers doing engineering and math research and development. He knows how to use math and intelligent systems for business process optimization and has experience in business startup, business plan development, administration, accounting, marketing, production, event organization, real estate property management, and preparation of utility patent specifications. He started six profitable companies by himself or with others.
M-2. Synopsis of Business Development Experience of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo founded and owns a company for product engineering; software engineering and web application development; and research and development in intelligent systems, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, intelligent systems in power systems, public policy engineering, computational public policy, political engineering, computational politics, public policy, and politics. This company generates consumer products; web applications and other software applications; new engineering and math theory and applications in patents and research papers; and books and journal special issues for publication by research publishers. All of this work is done by Solo sometimes in conjunction with research or development colleagues.
Solo founded and owns a company to provide different consulting services and online sales. These consulting services are offered by Solo: math, intelligent systems, and data mining short courses, intelligent systems development, control systems development, algorithm development, patent specifications, diversity consulting, vehicle price negotiation, media consulting, and writing style improvement. These consulting services are offered by Solo with sub-contractors: intelligent control systems development, software development, web development and design, labor market opinion applications, language translation, math tutoring, and property management. Some of these services were offered under different companies owned by Solo before.
N. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Miscellaneous Support Work (Not Involving Research or Development) of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo taught intelligent systems theory and applications to a large uncounted number of people in lectures.
Solo mentored 4 people who subsequently had great achievements in their areas of endeavor. He provided computer hardware and software technical support to 5 people. He taught electronics design, software design, and intelligent systems concepts to 2 elementary school students. He tutored a graduate student, undergraduate student, high school student, and 2 elementary school students in math. He provided writing style improvement assistance to 13 people and resume improvement assistance to 8 people.
Solo managed a rental property for four owners. He was a precision driver and video camera operator for an unreleased independent film. Because of Solo's self-defense skills, while he was an undergraduate student, he was appointed to prevent and break up fights at two student events.
O. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Early Accomplishments of Ashu M. G. Solo
Since he was a little kid, Solo has been driving himself forward with all of his vigor. He intended to be an engineer and infantry officer since he was a little kid. He knew how to count orally to one less than one quadrillion at 4 years old. Solo started designing simple software and simple hardware when he was 6 years old and designing intelligent systems when he was 12 years old.
O-1. Synopsis of Early Academic Accomplishments of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo first got ahead in school by finishing the second grade math workbook in the summer holidays after first grade and by working ahead in second grade in language arts while other kids were actually playing with the teacher’s stuffed animals, so he took third grade math and third grade language arts in second grade. Then Solo skipped a grade and continued working ahead because of the super slow pace of school.
Solo was in the advanced classes in elementary school and level one (advanced level) courses in every subject with different levels in high school. Advanced courses are more difficult, cover more material, and are harder to get high grades in. Solo was the top student in calculus, algebra, geometry/trigonometry (got 100%), and computer science. Solo won an Academic Growth Award when completing elementary school and an Award of Great Distinction when completing high school.
Solo started electrical and computer engineering (with math and science courses) at a top-tier university as a full-time student at the age of 16 after taking an extra year of high school courses that weren’t even required, so he could have started university at the age of 15. Admission to the first university program that Solo took required a 93% average in high school as well as many extracurricular activities or accomplishments, so every student in Solo's class was one of the top students in her high school and the program was made extremely difficult to suit the top students. Solo was awarded a Canada Scholarship, Saskatchewan General Proficiency Scholarship, and IBM scholarship before starting university.
O-2. Synopsis of Early Elite Enrichment Programs of Ashu M. G. Solo
While in high school, Solo attended noncredit university math lectures taught by a math professor for the best local high school students in math. Prior to university, Solo was selected for an academic program for the best high school students across Canada who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in engineering, math, and science. This program was taught by university professors in engineering, math, science, and entrepreneurship. In addition to being selected for this program, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the program.
O-3. Synopsis of Early Engineering and Math Research, Development, and Entrepreneurship of Ashu M. G. Solo
For innovative research and development, Solo won first prize overall, first prize in the senior computer science category twice, and the IBM Regional Computer Technology Award twice at two Saskatoon Regional Science Fair competitions. He was chosen to attend the Saskatchewan Science and Technology Winners’ Showcase and chosen to represent Saskatoon region twice at two Canada-Wide Science Fair competitions where he won a silver medal and honorable mention in the senior computer science category.
While in high school, Solo developed a computer aided design (CAD) system with Fractal and Euclidean geometry and sold this software to a university research group. He developed Fractal algorithms for generation of computer art and sound effects. Solo learned 11 of the 42 programming languages he studied, many of which are similar, before starting university. Many of the educational development projects listed above were developed by Solo prior to starting university.
O-4. Synopsis of Early Engineering Employment of Ashu M. G. Solo
After seeing his abilities, a dean of engineering hired Solo at 13 years old to work for him as an engineering research assistant. While other high school students were doing unskilled labor jobs, this was Solo’s first employee position. Solo worked every summer in engineering at the university while in high school.
O-5. Synopsis of Early Nontechnical Entrepreneurship of Ashu M. G. Solo
As part of the Junior Achievement youth entrepreneurship program when Solo was 13, Solo and other high school students started and operated a business to manufacture and sell jar openers and wooden pen holders that look like dice. As part of Junior Achievement when Solo was 14, Solo and other high school students started and operated a business to manufacture and sell coin banks.
O-6. Synopsis of Other Early Awards of Ashu M. G. Solo
In first grade, Solo won an award for writing the best short story in the first through third grades in Saskatchewan, and this story was published. He won numerous math competitions in school. Solo won the only chess tournament he competed in, but he cares about fighting for paramount liberty in and out of the infantry, not worthless board game victory.
O-7. Synopsis of Other Early Activities of Ashu M. G. Solo
As a kid, Solo could quickly solve several combination puzzles including Rubik’s Cube, Missing Link, and snake puzzles. He was so good at these sequential move puzzles as a kid that he could quickly look at the puzzles and then make a bunch of moves at a time without looking at them.
As a kid, Solo was in Scouts Canada programs for seven years, played on numerous sports teams, and did intense physical training for muscular and cardiovascular endurance to prepare for being an infantry officer.
O-8. Synopsis of Early Classic Literature Education of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo read the majority of the adult fiction classics listed above while in high school or elementary school. He got an early start in reading classics by reading numerous young adult fiction classics including countless fables by unknown authors; multiple fiction classics by each of Franklin W. Dixon (The Hardy Boys books), Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (fables), etc.; one fiction classic by each of Robert Browning (The Pied Piper of Hamelin), Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Carlo Collodi (The Adventures of Pinnochio), Robert McCloskey (Homer Price), etc.; multiple modern classics in fiction by each of John D. Fitzgerald (The Great Brain books), Carolyn Haywood (Eddie books), Clifford B. Hicks (Alvin Fernald books), Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking books), R. A. Montgomery (Choose Your Own Adventure books), Edward Packard (Choose Your Own Adventure books), Donald J. Sobol (Encyclopedia Brown books and Two-Minute Mysteries books), etc.; and one modern classic in fiction by each of Enid Blyton (The Island of Adventure), Beverly Cleary (Ramona the Brave), Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Madeleine L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time), Roger Lancelyn Green (The Adventures of Robin Hood), S. E. Hinton (The Outsiders), Alexander Key (Escape to Witch Mountain), Gordon Korman (This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!), Mordecai Richler (Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang), Dodie Smith (The Hundred and One Dalmations), E. B. White (Charlotte's Web), etc. When he first learned to read, Solo read classic books by Margret and H. A. Rey (Curious George books), Dr. Seuss books, and over 30 fairy tale books.
P. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Healthy Diet of Ashu M. G. Solo
According to statistics on what people eat, Solo had a healthier diet than most people in his age groups since he was born. Also, he never consumed many of the unhealthiest foods and drinks. To increase and improve on his athletic accomplishments, be a better warrior, increase lifespan, and prevent disease, for the past 149 consecutive days so far as of May 9, 2021, Solo has maintained a 100% healthy diet with no unhealthy food, no unhealthy ingredients in any food he ate, no oil, no sugar products, no artificial sweeteners, no junk food, no empty calories, no white flour products, no white rice, no ultraprocessed food, etc. Solo previously did this for 26 consecutive days and multiple shorter periods. He recently ate or drank a lot of these vegetables and fruits: brown lentils, red lentils, toor daal (another variety of red lentils), chana dal (another variety of lentils), chick peas, black-eyed peas, red kidney beans, white kidney beans, romano beans, lima beans, black beans, black matpe beans, black turtle beans, pinto beans, navy beans, soybeans, peas, broccoli, spinach, kale, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, black olives, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, cucumbers, corn, mushrooms, squash, wheatgrass juice, apples, oranges, nectarines, peaches, kiwis, mangoes, guava, pears, pineapple, passion fruit, dragon fruit, dates, bananas, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, green grapes, pomegranate, and coconut. He eats a little of the following nuts and seeds several times per week: almonds, walnuts, hulled sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds.
Q. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Enhanced Productivity and Enhanced Quality and Quantity of Accomplishments of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo was able to get more much work done than other people because he used speed reading methods, memorization methods, mental math methods, and typing methods; worked with many other people; figured out engineering and math problems in his head, came up with new ideas, or listened to audio books or news while doing physical training and grunt work such as driving; read books while waiting; almost never sat around doing nothing; worked while watching T.V.; didn’t have a T.V. and almost never watched T.V. while he was a full-time engineering student; didn’t have a T.V. and never watched T.V. during infantry officer training; worked quickly; finished school at a faster pace by working ahead; started doing engineering development at 6 years old; started doing engineering research at 12 years old; was a hardcore software developer throughout high school; did some work almost every day since he was 12 years old because engineering and math research and development are highly entertaining; ate really well, never drank alcohol, never smoked, and never took recreational drugs, performance enhancing drugs, or illegal drugs; got regular medical check-ups to avoid illness, disease, accidents, and early death; never wasted time and money by gambling on casino games or otherwise betting on randomness; never fully watched a team sports game that he wasn't playing in; ate quickly to save time; worked about 80 hours per week as a researcher and developer; worked about 100 hours per week as a full-time engineering student; frequently worked about 20 hours per day in infantry officer training; very frequently worked to the point of exhaustion; often worked past the point of exhaustion; sometimes worked while extremely sleep deprived; employed assistants to do grunt work; bought large amounts of consumable goods at once so he wouldn’t have to go shopping repeatedly; never participated in acting, wearing costumes, singing, or playing musical instruments in school or elsewhere; didn't have his own family to look after; never had a wife to occupy his time; etc.
While other people aimed for mediocre achievements, Solo aimed for the greatest achievements. While other people aimed to blend in with the rest, Solo aimed to be the best. While other people thought the sky is the limit, Solo thought the stars are the limit. While other people traveled on life trails so worn down that they were ordinary, Solo sought life trails that were extraordinary. While other people focused on short-term gain, Solo endured short-term pain for long-term gain. While other people saw the world as it is, Solo saw the world as it should be in addition to as it is.
While other people learned engineering or math theory just to pass exams in university, Solo saw new ways to expand and apply engineering and math theory. While other people only did work that they were paid to do or received academic credit to do, Solo did whatever work his research, development, and writing ideas lead him to do.
While other people struggled to grasp complicated concepts, Solo never had any significant trouble understanding any concept. While other people wasted time doing moderately difficult calculations with an electronic calculator, Solo used his mental calculator. While other people had to write out each significant step of engineering, math, and science problems, Solo can mentally process most or all of the steps for these problems.
While other people wasted time slowly reading, Solo was speed reading. While other people wasted time slowly memorizing, Solo used highly effective methods for rapidly memorizing. While other people remembered things to do or buy by writing lists, Solo used memory techniques to remember these lists. While other people wasted time typing slowly, Solo was typing extremely quickly. While other people wasted time typing with one or two fingers on smartphone keyboards, Solo typed up to 97 words per minute on regular keyboards.
While other people procrastinate doing work, Solo procrastinates quitting work. While other people took a lot of holidays, Solo did at least some work every day.
While other people wasted time using calculators with infix notation, Solo used calculators with a stack feature and postfix notation. While other people wasted time using look-up tables for complex engineering calculations, Solo programmed the formulas into his engineering calculator. While other people wasted time doing repetitive tasks manually, Solo wrote software to do many repetitive tasks automatically.
While other people used one average-performance computer with a few open windows, Solo used two high-performance computers side by side with hundreds of open windows. While other people wait for a computer to finish processing a task, Solo keeps working on a second computer on another task. While other people used inferior hardware and software, Solo used superior computers, calculators, programming languages, operating systems, editors, word processors, and other software. While other people used free programming languages, Solo used Borland programming languages. While other people wrote multiple drafts of documents on paper prior to and during the 1980s, Solo used word processors during and after the 1980s.
While other people obtained course materials as they needed them, Solo obtained materials for courses he planned to take years in advance of taking them. While other people bought nonperishable consumable goods for a short time, Solo aimed to buy enough for four months at a time. While other people walked around university campuses, Solo usually biked around university campuses. While other people bused to school and elsewhere, Solo biked to school and elsewhere. Before cellular phones were common, while other people wasted time on university campuses going to stores, restaurants, libraries, copy centers, etc. that were closed, Solo wrote down the hours of operation so he knew what was open and closed.
While other people didn't go to university or took most of their university courses from average universities, Solo took most of his university courses from top-tier universities. While other people only took courses from one university, Solo sought the best courses he could find in his areas of interest at the best universities and other universities. While other people took the easiest courses that they could find in their areas of interest, Solo took the hardest courses that he could find in his areas of interest. While other people took commonsense courses, Solo took engineering, math, and science courses. While other people used technology without understanding how it works, Solo sought to understand how it works. While other people took courses only to get university degrees, Solo took courses to use in his research and development and get university degrees. While other people stopped taking courses after receiving a university degree, Solo kept taking courses indefinitely.
While other people played Call of Duty, Solo answered the call of duty. While other people played on sports teams to win trophies, Solo served in the infantry to win liberty. While other people were apathetic to the suffering of humanity and accepted peace under tyranny outside their country, Solo trained to fight war for liberty. While other people guarded their safety, Solo served in the infantry. While other people wouldn't risk their lives for liberty because of fear, Solo served in the branch of the military known as the "tip of the spear." While other people have a fright and flight response, Solo served as an infantry officer because he has a fight response. While other people shot and fought in video games, Solo was trained to be a mixed combative arts fighter and participated as an infantry officer in numerous actual military war games. While other people sought to be Nintendo warriors, Solo was trained to be a real warrior. While other people were interested in arts and crafts, Solo was interested in battlecraft and fieldcraft. While other people accepted or perpetrated corruption and discrimination in the military, Solo fought against corruption and discrimination in the military.
While other people did moderate or mild physical training, Solo did intense physical training. While other people watched sports, Solo did combat sports, extreme sports, and regular sports. While other people played or watched esports, Solo did combat sports and extreme sports. While other people were interested in performing arts, Solo did mixed combative arts. While other people went to night clubs, Solo went to fight clubs. While other people sung and danced under tyranny, Solo trained to fight for liberty in the military. While other people learned martial arts that are worthless in real fights, Solo learned the most effective combative arts for real fights.
While other people spent time and money going to fitness centers to use fitness equipment, Solo had his own fitness equipment. While other people could only use fitness equipment in fitness centers during their highly limited operating hours, Solo could use his own fitness equipment at any hour.
While other people improved their physical training with performance enhancing drugs, Solo does physical training to improve health and longevity so there’s no point in taking performance enhancing drugs. While other people consume energy supplements during physical training, Solo has never taken an energy supplement because they defeat the purpose of physical training.
While other people left battles for right for others to fight, Solo made them his battles to fight. While other people bootlicked authority, Solo fought against abuse of authority. While other people fawned over so-called royalty and monarchy, Solo fought for liberty, justice, and equity. While other people accepted discrimination, bigotry, corruption, and illegality to get along, Solo accepted no wrong.
While other people attended protests for environmental safety, Solo developed environmental protection technology. While other people engaged in slacktivism, Solo engaged in effective activism. While other people engaged in activism that caused no social change, Solo engaged in activism that caused numerous social changes.
While other people fought for public policies for the regression of society, Solo fought for public policies for the progression of society. While other people fought for public policies for hatred over acceptance, the powerful over the people, and the special interest over the public interest, Solo fought for public policies for acceptance over hatred, the people over the powerful, and the public interest over the special interest. While other people fought for tyranny over liberty, injustice over justice, bigotry over equity, and environmental calamity over environmental safety, Solo fought for liberty over tyranny, justice over injustice, equity over bigotry, and environmental safety over environmental calamity. While other people accepted or perpetrated discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability, Solo did major activism to fight against discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and disability.
While other people were mindless cheerleaders for a country, Solo fought against what's wrong in the country. While other people talked about what's right with a country, Solo researched, wrote, and talked about how to fix what's wrong with a country. While other people put loyalty to a political party over morality and the good of a country, Solo put morality and the good of a country over a political party. While other people blindly believed in ideology, Solo believed in rationality.
While other people denied the problem or ignored the problem, Solo worked to solve the problem. While other people hoped the problem would go away, Solo worked to make the problem go away.
While other people engaged in prayers, Solo filed secularism cases that nobody else dares. While other people watched religious lectures, Solo watched engineering, math, and science lectures. While other people did religious activities, Solo did engineering activities. While other people demonstrated religiosity, Solo demonstrated morality. While other people believed in superstition, Solo believed in reason. While other people wasted time, money, and opportunities after being fooled by mendacity, Solo sought veracity.
While other people watched, listened to, and read entertainer gossip and sports news, Solo followed political news. While other people studied sports history, Solo studied world history. While other people were brainwashed with trash like Fox News and Sun News, Solo got the truth from a wide variety of news. While other people watched worthless personal life reality shows like Jerry Springer, Solo got reviewed publications with academic publishers like Springer. While other people watched T.V., Solo did grunt work while watching T.V. While other people played with mobile phones while waiting, Solo speed read countless pocket books while waiting. While other people wore costumes to pretend to be in various occupations, Solo prepared for and had a wide variety of occupations.
While other people only read fiction like novels on their own, Solo read a lot of fiction and a lot more non-fiction like textbooks, research papers, and news on his own. While other people only read publications, Solo read and wrote publications.
While other people told their opinions to friends and family, Solo told his opinions through the media to society. While other people self-published their manuscripts, Solo has never self-published a manuscript and will never self-publish a manuscript because anyone can self-publish any manuscript. While other people self-publish manuscripts so they aren't reviewed, publishers had all of Solo's manuscripts reviewed.
While other people wasted time and money playing casino games, Solo went to Las Vegas four times for research conferences and never played a casino game. While other people wasted time and money betting on random outcomes, Solo has only bet once and used his extensive insight into American politics to win $4554.10 USD ($6053.76 CAD) by betting on an election outcome.
While other people took recreational drugs because they thought that would make them "cool," Solo wasn't such a fool. While other people took smoking breaks, Solo took stretching breaks. While other people got intoxicated, Solo physically trained so he could serve as an officer in the infantry, front of the fight for liberty. While other people succumbed to peer pressure to take substances to fit in, Solo is a maverick and didn't want to fit in. While other people were consumed by addictions to substances, Solo has never consumed an illegal or recreational substance.
While other people chose what to eat based on what their misinformed friends and family incorrectly told them is healthy, Solo studied nutrition at top-tier universities. While other people consumed junk food, Solo consumed the healthiest food. While other people ate mostly ultra-processed foods, Solo ate mostly whole foods. While other people used food as a means of fun, as a means to alleviate boredom, as a reward for something that went right, or as compensation for something that went wrong, Solo used food as an opportunity to get the right nutrients to live healthy and long. While other people succumbed to peer pressure to eat unhealthy food, Solo didn't care about peer pressure and ate healthy food. While other people were slaves to their dietary addictions, Solo is the master of his will and has never had an addiction. While most of what most people eat increases their risk of getting a disease, most of what Solo eats reduces his risk of getting a disease. While most of what most people eat and drink reduces their lifespan below what it could be, almost everything Solo eats and drinks extends his lifespan to what it could be.
While other people ate large amounts of chips, cake, cookies, crackers, chocolate, candy, and cheese, Solo ate large amounts of cherries, cucumbers, carrots, cauliflower, corn, celery, and chickpeas. While other people got vegetables and fruits from carrot cake, banana chips, bean chips, corn chips, plantain chips, potato chips, apple pie, blueberry pie, cherry pie, ketchup, etc., Solo ate vegetables and fruits like carrots, bananas, beans, corn, plantains, sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, cherries, tomato sauce, etc. While other people ate vegetables with high-calorie salad dressing, Solo never ate salad dressing. While other people ate all kinds of unhealthy condiments and sauces, Solo ate pure vegetable chutney and pure tomato sauce. While other people ate French fries, hash browns, onion rings, vegetable burgers, samosas, pakoras, falafels, and fried vegetables, Solo ate steamed vegetables. While other people ate jelly beans, Solo ate soybeans, black beans, red kidney beans, white kidney beans, romano beans, and lima beans. While other people ate chocolate covered nuts and roasted nuts with oil, salt, or sugar, Solo ate raw nuts without oil, salt, or sugar. While other people ate popcorn with oil, butter, margarine, salt, sugar, or flavoring, Solo ate plain popcorn without oil, butter, margarine, salt, sugar, or flavoring. While other people ate ready-to-eat cold cereals, Solo ate ancient grains and oatmeal. While other people ate white rice, white bread, and white flour products, Solo ate brown rice, whole grain bread, and whole grain flour products. While other people drank coffee and energy drinks to stay awake, Solo used willpower to stay awake. While other people drank sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages and juice, Solo drank pure juice like pomegranate juice and wheatgrass juice. While other people drank juice without the fiber, Solo mostly drank juice with the fiber.
While other people had low or moderate energy, Solo burned with energy. While other people needed a lot of treatment for medical ailments, Solo focused on preventive medicine so he wouldn't develop medical ailments. While other people frequently got ill, Solo almost never got ill.
Solo is always driven to move himself and the world forward with vigor, vision, and valor. Solo has been in a race against time to advance knowledge, innovation, and technology with publications, products, and profits while fighting against tyranny, injustice, inequity, and regressive public policy and fighting for liberty, justice, equity, and progressive public policy.
R. Selective and Condensed Biographical Synopsis of Favorite Literature (in Books, Documents, T.V. Series, and Movies) of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo’s favorite nonfiction books are The Warrior: The Combat Readiness Standards, Kevin Trudeau's Mega Memory: How to Release Your Superpower Memory in 30 Minutes or Less a Day, Mega Speed Reading, Patent It Yourself, “Let the Word Go Forth”: The Speeches, Statements, and Writings of John F. Kennedy 1947 to 1963, Modern Control Engineering, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Digital Design, Microelectronic Circuits, Fundamentals of Physics, Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past, and Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted. Solo’s favorite documents are The Declaration of Independence; The Constitution of the United States of America; and The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.
Solo’s favorite fiction books are the original Shannara trilogy, Star Wars books, Lord of the Rings books, The Hobbit, The Great Escape, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, and Journey to the Center of the Earth; he read these fiction books prior to university. He likes Uncle Tom's Cabin for its impact in fueling the abolition of slavery and the fight for liberty. Solo’s favorite fiction books while in the early grades were Tunnel through Time, Alvin Fernald books, Great Brain books, Harold Greenhouse books, Three Investigators books, Choose Your Own Adventure books, and Which Way books. As a kid, Solo liked reading countless DC, Marvel, Harvey, Disney, and Looney Tunes comic books. When Solo first learned to read at the age of 5, his favorite books were fables and Curious George books.
Solo’s favorite T.V. series are Salvation, Timeless, Burn Notice, Star Trek: Voyager, The Shannara Chronicles, Hogan's Heroes, Star Trek, I Dream of Jeannie, Ancient Aliens, From the Earth to the Moon, The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen, Tour of Duty, The A-Team, Seven Days, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, For Life, The Practice, Wanted Dead or Alive, and Get Smart. His favorite episodes of T.V. are the finale ("Get Ready") of Salvation, the finale of Timeless, the finale ("Endgame") of Star Trek: Voyager, the season 6 finale ("Game Change") of Burn Notice, and the "Timeless" episode of Star Trek: Voyager. His favorite movies are the Rambo movies, Top Gun, Star Wars movies (especially George Lucas's movies), Rocky movies, Indiana Jones movies, The Right Stuff, Back to the Future movies, Rolling Thunder, Star Trek movies (especially Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), Valkyrie, James Bond movies (especially Skyfall), The Hurricane, The Shawshank Redemption, No Escape (1994), An Officer and a Gentleman, Braveheart, Gattaca, and Casualties of War.
Solo hates movies and T.V. series that promote law enforcement corruption and military corruption like 24 and NYPD Blue.
Solo's favorite genres of nonfiction literature are articles about politics and public policy as well as textbooks about the infantry, engineering, math, and science. His favorite genres of fiction literature are military, science fiction, and fantasy literature.
S. Conclusion to Selective and Condensed Professional Biography of Ashu M. G. Solo
Solo likes doing engineering and math research, development, and publications to advance knowledge, innovation, and technology; military service, activism, political and public policy research and development, and publications to advance liberty, justice, equity, and progressive public policy; as well as combat sports, extreme sports, and physical training to advance self-defense, health, and longevity. Some people see things as they are or even hear of things that aren’t—then simply accept them as wrong or right. Solo sees things as they should be and even dreams of things that could be—then strives to bring them to light.
Ashu M. G. Solo on a target shooting exercise while he was an infantry officer (military occupation) and platoon commander understudy (regiment appointment) in the Cdn. Army Reserve Infantry.
Ashu M. G. Solo (on the left) playing tackle basketball with fellow infantry officers while he was an infantry officer (military occupation) and platoon commander understudy (regiment appointment) in the Cdn. Army Reserve Infantry. This game is a lot more fun than regular civilian basketball because players can tackle an opponent and wrestle the ball out of his hands, play never stops during game time, players don't get breaks during game time, and the players are all infantry officers who are a lot tougher than civilian players. However, Solo served as an officer in the infantry not for worthless game victory, but to fight for liberty, justice, and equity.
Email: amgsolo at mavericktechnologies.us