Erik's archaic graduate-days home page from the Hopfield lab
My Modern Web Page.
After six mind-bending years as a graduate student in the Computation
and Neural Systems option at Caltech
, I received my PhD in June 1998. I "grew up" in the Hopfield
Group surrounded by great people, and encouraged to explore.
John Hopfield is now keeping
the faith in Princeton, with a (mostly) new crowd of young scientists.
(A few other people who've been in John's group
at one time or another.)
Other home pages of interest include the Computer
Graphics Lab, Carverland,
the Koch Lab., and the CS
Department. The UGCS WWW Home
Page also has lots of neat stuff. Caltech recently started a Computational
Molecular Biology initiative.
Fall term '96 I TA'ed Hopfield's class, CNS
185: Collective Computation. Fall term '97 I was head TA for Yaser
Abu-Mostafa's class CS129: Information Theory and Complexity. (Recently,
Yaser created a new class, CNS
156: Learning Systems. )
My thesis work is on DNA-based computing.
I developed models of molecular computation based on the self-assembly
of DNA "bricks" into 2D "brick walls," and I went on to implement a very
simple instance of the model in the laboratory. The results are in
the August 6th, 1998 issue of
There's not much to say about my robotics research
-- except that I had a lot of fun while it lasted!
I have an interest in paradoxes concerning
formal systems and provability.
With Kurt Fleischer
and other folk in the Computer Graphics
Lab I made a single-image random dot stereogram (SIRDS) animation,
which was shown at Siggraph 94. I collected a few frames
together. Some of this stuff went in a book by Chris Watkins of Algorithm
I once collected many now-out-of-date links.
Web searches via Alta Vista (thanks, DEC!) can be done right here.
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