Erich Schneider

Hi there.

I was an undergrad at Caltech from 1987 to 1991. From fall 1987 to October 1989 I lived in Dabney House. From November 1989 to June 1990 I lived in a nonaffiliated off-campus house. I lived in Ricketts House from June 1990 to June 1991 (during which time I was probably the worst Social VP on record), then moved back to Dabney for the summer of 1991.

My option was E&AS (Computer Science) and my advisor was Fred Thompson. I spent a great deal of time working on his "New World of Computing System" project (known around the lab as "ask"), including two SURFs and, after I graduated, as a consultant paid by NCR during the 1991-92 school year.

In 1992 I moved away from Pasadena to Bryan/College Station, Texas, in order to do graduate work at the Texas A&M University Hypermedia Research Lab (now the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries). In August 1998 I moved back to California to stay with my parents for a few months to finish my dissertation. Turns out I never finished the dissertation, though, so I returned to Pasadena and went to work at Caltech ITS as a Unix Cluster sysadmin. After five and a half years of that, I started working as a programmer for Overture Services (now Yahoo! Search Marketing) in Pasadena (now Burbank), in August 2004.

Most of my Web stuff is located at my ITS site. I also maintain a list of Caltech references in Real Genius on this server.

Last updated November 14, 2005 - Erich Schneider (