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I returned to MIT in September 2009 joined the BE and EECS faculty. A
newer homepage is here.
I finally graduated, and in September of 2001 joined the faculty at Princeton's Electrical Engineering
Department. My new homepage is here (under
I was a graduate student working for Project
Mac, associated with both the MIT
Artificial Intelligence Lab and the MIT Laboratory for Computer
Science. I was working on Amorphous Computing and
completed a PhD in the area of programming
biological cells. My general research interests also include
multimedia and digital video, as well as distributed systems and
- S.M. EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May, 1994.
Thesis: Content-Based Access to Algebraic Video
pdf), abstract only.
- B.A. from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, May 1992
- Westwood High School, Austin, Texas, June 1988
"Engineered Communications for Microbial Robotics"
Ron Weiss, Tom Knight
Proceedings of the
Sixth International Meeting on DNA Based Computers (DNA6), June 2000
H Abelson, D Allen, D Coore, C Hanson, G Homsy, T Knight, R Nagpal, E Rauch, G Sussman, R Weiss
Communications of the ACM, May 2000 -- Volume 43, Number 5
"Toward in vivo Digital Circuits"
Ron Weiss, George Homsy, Tom Knight
Proceedings of the
Dimacs Workshop on Evolution as Computation, January 1999
"Fast and Effective Query Refinement"
Bienvenido Vélez, Ron Weiss, Mark Sheldon and David K. Gifford
Proceedings of the
20th ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information
Retrieval (SIGIR 97)
"HyPursuit: A Hierarchical Network Search Engine that Exploits
Content-Link Hypertext Clustering"
Ron Weiss, Bienvenido Velez, Mark A. Sheldon, Chanathip Nemprempre,
Peter Szilagyi, Andrzej Duda, and David K. Gifford.
Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Hypertext, Washington, DC,
"Composition and Search with a Video Algebra"
R. Weiss, A. Duda, and D. Gifford
IEEE Multimedia Magazine, 2(1), Spring 1995.
"Discover: A Resource Discovery System based on Content Routing"
Mark A. Sheldon and Andrzej Duda and Ron Weiss and David K. Gifford
Proceedings of the Third International World Wide Web Conference
Elsevier, North Holland
Also appears in a special issue of Computer Networks and ISDN Systems,
Here is an HTML version of the paper.
"Content-Based Access to Algebraic Video", by
R. Weiss, A. Duda, and D. Gifford, Proc. IEEE First International
Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, Boston, MA, May, 1994.
"A Content Routing System for Distributed Information
Servers" by M. Sheldon, A. Duda, R. Weiss, J. O'toole and
D. Gifford, Proc Fourth International Conference on Extending Database
Technology, Cambridge, England, Mar, 1994.
"Programming Biological Cells"
Ron Weiss, George Homsy, Radhika Nagpal
ASPLOS-VIII, Eighth International Conference on Architectural Support
for Programming Languages and Operating Systems ,
Wild & Crazy Ideas Session, October 1998
"Evaluating the Accuracy of Query Refinement"
Bienvenido Vélez and Ron Weiss
Proceedings of the MIT
Student Workshop on Computing Technology, August 1996
"Services and Metadata Representation for Distributed Information
Mark A. Sheldon, Ron Weiss, Bienvenido Vélez, and David
World Wide Web Consortium Distributed Indexing/Searching Workshop, May
"Amorphous Computing", by H. Abelson, D. Allen,
D. Coore, C. Hanson, G. Homsy, T. Knight, R. Nagpal, E. Rauch,
G. Sussman, and R. Weiss, MIT/AI/Memo-1665, August, 1999.
"Paradigms for Structure in an Amorphous Computer",
by Daniel Coore, Radhika Nagpal, and Ron Weiss,
MIT/AI/Memo-1614, Nov. 97.
"Structured Video: A Data Type with Content-Based Access"
by A. Duda and R. Weiss,
MIT/LCS/TR-580, Sept. 93.
"The Integration of the Organization Engine and Library 2000"
by R. Weiss, MIT/LCS/TM-473, August, 1992.
Jibing at West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod
A fun day at Chappy,
My equipment: 8'4" Dill custom board, 8'8" Mistral Electron, 9'4"
Mistral Diamond Head, Mistral Competition, Sails: 3.9, 4.7, 4.8,
5.2, 5.7, 6.2, 7.2
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