Matthew Gray,

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Office: (617)253-2383 (Media Lab)
Office: (617)253-7788 (SIPB)
38 Eighth Street, Apt 7
Cambridge, MA 02141
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Hacks/etc.: [Java] [My emacs html-mode] [Autopilot]
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Links/Other: [Java] [Apache]
8/23If you're on Athena, read about Zion.
8/23Return of the Comprehensive List has been indefinitely delayed... sorry.
6/20 New Growth of the Web Report
3/30 Photographs by James Gray

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Added 4/3/96

General Information

I am currently a student at MIT, studying physics. I will graduate in 1997.

In 1994 I left MIT to start a company, net.Genesis. They do server side software tools for web developers. I have since returned to MIT to finish my degree.

While at MIT (the first time), I was one of the three members of the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) who set up in the spring of 1993.

I now live in East Cambridge, but I have lived all over the place during my career at MIT including MacGr egor and La Maison Française. I still spend time at LMF whenever I get the chance.

Most of my time, these days I spend at MIT either in SIPB, at the Media Lab or at French House (during the year).

Professional Interests

My research on web growth is continuing. The comprehensive list is temporarily unavailable. Expect it's return by the beginning of the summer. Also, see the most recent report on the growth of the web.

I have also recently taken to messing around with Java a lot. I have a Java Page which has some of the various Java stuff I've done. See the Java Home Page for more info.

I work at the MIT Media Lab, in the Physics and Media group. We do some of the coolest, strangest stuff of any research lab I've ever known. I am currently working on a project called PAN, which deals with intrabody signaling through low intensity electrostatic fields. There is a movie of my advisor, Niel using the prototype.

Personal Interests

Swing dancing, physics, perl, contradancing.
Swing Dancing and Ballroom Dance in general
I'm actually getting around to doing some of this on occasion. I'm having fun. The Total Swing site was set up by a couple of friends. It's pretty cool. I also dan ce at the MIT Ballroom Dance Club.
This was/is my major, but since I do computer related stuff almost exclusively now, this is more of a 'personal itnerest'. My research interests have included particle physics (particularly flavor changing color currents in K+ decays), and astrophysics (particularly gravitational lenses, Koronis group asteroids, and image analysis)
I write a lot of perl scripts. A lot (hundreds that I've saved). I consider myself a very proficient perl programmer, but don't hold it against me.
Other interests include music (Beatles, TMBG, Erasure, Billy Joel, Moxy Fruvous, Bulgarian State Vocal Choir, balroom dance music, others...), french, um... other stuff too. :-)

I don't mind getting random personal email, so feel free to send me mail. Or if you're in the Boston area, call me :-). Meeting people in real life is generally much more interesting than over the net.

Other Random Stuff I've done on the web

A long time ago, Jake and I had some adventures. We put them on the web. Check out Matthew and Jake's Adventures, one of the early pieces of interactive web fiction.

(I've done lots more, I just haven't yet had time to put it here...)

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