Dear Visitor,

I am a Software Engineer, Scientist, and Artist. My professional life is on LinkedIn. This is my personal site.

Most, if not all of my achievements are largely credited to my wife. She picked me out of a line up, helped set ambitious goals, and pushed to aim higher and higher at every turn. Thank you Оля Simakova for shaping a great life with me and for being the love of my life.

I enjoy working with bright people on challenging problems. People you spend the most time with -- is what defines you. My life wouldn't be the same without help, profound influence, and inspiration of:

  • my mom (for the copper sulfate)
  • my dad (for saving antique books from fire)
  • Fedosiya Vasilievna (for the pancakes)
  • Vladimir Amirkhanian / Владимир Амирханян (for my first radio and telescope)
  • Sergey S. Berdonosov (for letting me study with the best)
  •  Lena Fisenko  (for the Kamasutra)
  • Kutsenok Ilya Borisovich (for the first PC XT)
  • Alexey Vertegel (for teaching me play chess)
  • Alexey Savchenko (for being a life-long friend and showing how to live a life to the fullest)
  • Askar Kuchumov (for bringing me to America)
  • Martin Newcomb (for teaching me hard work)
  • Dmitry Blok (for Kruglinski and for helping me become a software engineer)
  • Alanas Petrauskas (for Canada and for the island)
  • Alexey Pogrebtsov (for Bézier functions)
  • Richard Underwood (for the first lessons is software architecture)
  • Peggy O'Neil (for being a human manager)
  • Michael Lenaghan (for teaching me strategy, for showing me the way of Lisp and AI)
  • Wendel Lacombe (for teaching me to work on my career)
  • Vlad Bilousov (for introducing me to Jesus)
  •  Dmitri Papichev  (for mushroom hunting and sincere friendship)
  • Jason White (for showing me how to fight and win a law suite)
  • Grant Ritchie (for teaching me corporate and tax law)
  • Arlen Ritchie (for cognac leather Italian shoes)
  • Mark Evelyn (for sharing my vision and correcting my words)
  • Pulat Yunusov (for being a great engineer and even greater attorney)
  • Katy Wang (for the user interface)
  • Alexey Kasatkin (for teaching me Java)
  • Igor Katkov (for being original and difficult to control)
  • Vitaly Ayzenberg (for being a tennis grand master and a true friend)
  • Kate Ayzenberg (for crepes cooking competition, fishing and bleach)
  • Dennis Tito (for showing me that the billionaires are no different from normal people)
  • Michael Lenaghan (for the quality of life)
  • Rajesh (Nat) Natarajan (for teaching me leadership and to be patient)
  • Osama Bedier (for having a green thumb)
  • Tim Kimmet (for showing me how it's done)
  • Shahid Khan (for goal setting)
  • Rene Aeberhard (for being an architect of another kind)
  • Josh Walker (for accepting me)
  • Neal Sample (for the Trust Equation)
  • Joel Yarbrough (for being a 110% Wharton graduate)
  • Aron Lee (for helping me start things up)
  • Dmitry Simakov (for choosing your own way)
  • Angela Lai (for being Googley)
  • David Butcher (for being RESTful)
  • Tom Stanis (for teaching me not to ask questions, which have deterministic answers)
  • Lora Simakova (for the world's best hugs)
  • Daniel Issen (for the Conway's law)
  • John Cox (for not doing a single ancestor query and for the reading list)
  • Nikki Simakova (for the unconditional love)
  • John Orr (for the content object models)
  • Denis Baranov (for the house on top of the hill)
  • Alfred Spector (for the append-only file mode)
  • Mike Gainer (for the world peace)
  • Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder (for the interior design)
  • Adam Feldman (for a dual degree and for teaching me how to negotiate win-win)
  • Michael Lenaghan (for the passive and active guidance)
  • Maggie Johnson (for the freedom)
  • Peter Norvig (for the telescope and Google's hybrid approach to research)
  • Ujjwal Singh (for the equal opportunity and inclusion)
  • Issa Eshima (for the Renaissance)
  • Randy Kim (for accepting my legal advice)
  • Max Simakov (for bringing back the ball)
  • Iain Grant (for breaking the ceiling)
  • Ray Dalio (for the Principles)
  • Dima Liakh (for <REDACTED>)
  • Jenna Freedberg (for letting me step into the same river twice)
  • Scott Zawalski (for accepting me)
  • Ron Novak (for your service)
  • Jen Novak (for landscape lights)
  • Keith Boreham (for poker lessons)
  • Karen Boreham (for Pavlova)
  • Vic Iglesias (for DevGraph)
and hundreds of others.

Thank you for stopping by, yours,

Dr. Pavel Simakov

PS: I have two dogs.
Please contact me for a large reward if either one ran away and you found them.
White & fluffy is Nikki: microchip 985111000056514 or 985 111 000 056 514.
Black & fluffy is Max: microchip 985112010083983 or 985 112 010 083 983.