Computer Science Department,
Stanford, CA 94305
Ph.D.: expected June 1997.
M.S.: received August 1995.
Advisor: Professor Hector Garcia-Molina.
B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science. Graduated with high honors in
Mathematics and honors in Computer Science.
"Near Neighbor Search in Large Metric Spaces",
S.Brin, Proceeding of Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 1995.
"Copy Detection Mechanisms for Digital Documents",
S. Brin, J. Davis, H. Garcia-Molina, ACM SIGMOD 1995.
This project involved indexing multidimensional data for near-neighbor
searches. The kind of applications I envision are identity
comparisons, information finding, molecular biology, ... A paper (html) appeared in
'95. Different versions of the data structure were implemented
using Mathematica, C, and finally C++.
I worked on a project with Hector
Garcia-Molina involving automated detection of copyright
violations. Together with James Davis (another Ph.D. student here),
we developed COPS, the COpyright Protection System. The paper (html) appeared in SIGMOD
Current Research Directions and Hacks
A new project I have just started is going to generate personalized
movie ratings for users. The way it works is as follows. You rate
the movies you have seen. Then the system finds other users with
similar tastes to extrapolate how much the you will like some other
movies. It is currently written entirely in Python.
LaTeX to HTML Converter
I've been hacking on a LaTeX to HTML converter which was used to
generate the HTML versions of the papers above. It is unique in that
it is in written mostly TeX and hence is a somewhat more elegant
design than other converters. A small portion of it is written in Perl.
I developed a code analysis and extraction tool for the Mathematica source code.
At SDAG, I developed algorithms for scheduling in real time systems.
This involved finding approximations for NP-complete problems.
Additionally, I worked on profiling tools for real time systems.
In 1991, I developed a macro language library which could be
embedded into any application. This was important for GEIS
because it demonstrated the use of C++ to them. The following summer
I developed a graphical front end for a file transfer program using C++
December 1991 - June 1992: Mathematics Department
Dr. Goldman is in the Mathematics Dept. at the University of Maryland
and works in the fields of geometry and topology. I worked with him
to develop a portable C++ library for the visualization of objects in
I developed and implemented of parallel algorithms for image
processing. These included connected component analysis, image
smoothing, and image enhancement. Additionally, I developed parallel
3-D graphics routines suitable for a flight simulator. Both projects
were implemented using C/PARIS and C* (6.0+) on a Connection Machine 2
with 16384 processors.