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Boofer the cat
Gypsy the German shepherd
Kiwi the talking conure parrot
Tweetie, Taina, and Tricky the parakeets
Natasha the calico cat
Timber, Patches, and Bruno the cats

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Natalie the chow pit bull
Fluffy the Pekinese dog
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Zoey the Shih Tzu

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Kenneth S. K. Lum's Intergalactic Web Site

[Last Updated 25 May 2014]

Welcome to my web site! I'm a senior research scientist at AIR Worldwide Corporation, a Boston-based risk-management company which develops natural-catastrophe loss-estimation models. I was born in New York City, received my B.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, and did postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

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