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B.S., Engineering and Applied Science (Computer Science)
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Degree conferred June, 1991.

Ph.D. program, Computer Science
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Fall 1992 to Fall 1998.
(Completed coursework and all requirements for Ph.D. except for dissertation upon withdrawal for personal reasons.)


Graduate Assistant (Research)
Center for the Study of Digital Libraries/Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
May 1995-December 1997, Summer 1998

Under principal direction from Professor Hugh D. Wilson of the Department of Biology, served as one of two principal software desginer/implementors for the Bioinformatics Working Group, an interdisciplinary effort involving biologists from the departments of Biology and Rangeland Ecology and Management and computer scientists from the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries. Implemented WWW-based tools for visualizing plant species distributions and taxonomic structures, examining plant specimen collection (herbarium) data, collaboratively constructing data sets, and voting on issues. Also maintained Internet mailing lists related to the group's work.

Graduate Assistant (Research)
Hypermedia Research Lab/Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, Texas A&M University

Designed, implemented, and maintained software for the HRL/CSDL ongoing research into open, extensible, and distributed architectures supporting advanced hypermedia environments (under the direction of Professor John J. Leggett of the Computer Science Department). Specific components include: object services, hypermedia structure services, link authoring and traversal services, server location services, session management facilities, and a command shell. Also performed system administration tasks for a network of Sun workstations running SunOS 4.1.3 and Solaris 2.4.

Graduate Assistant (Teaching)
Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University
September 1993-May 1994

Served as laboratory assistant and grader for the Computer Science Department's CPSC 110 course, teaching introductory Pascal programming in a microcomputer environment.

Caltech-NCR Joint Project, Caltech
June 1991 to July 1992

Worked with NCR employees and Professor Frederick B. Thompson on various aspects his New World of Computing knowledge management system. Assisted in the translation of the system from Pascal into C, designed and implemented foreign database access and graphics capabilities for it, and helped prepare for and participated in demonstrations to NCR officials.

Research Assistant
SURF Program, Caltech
Summer 1989, Summer 1990

Participated in the Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Assisted Professor Frederick B. Thompson of the Computer Science Department with research involving the New World of Computing System, a large natural language-driven knowledge management system. Deisgned and implemented a new grammar construct within the system to facilitate access to external databases and procedure libraries.



Schneider, E.R., Leggett, J.J., Furuta, R.K., Wilson, H.D., Hatch, S.L. Herbarium Specimen Browser: A tool for accessing botanical specimen collections. Proceedings of Digital Libraries '98, Pittsburgh, PA, June 23-26, 1998. pp. 227-234.

Schneider, E.R., Leggett, J.J., Furuta, R.K., Wilson, H.D., Hatch, S.L. WWW tools for accessing botanical collections. Proceedings of WebNet 97 Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 1-5, 1997.

Nürnberg, P.J., Leggett, J.J., and Schneider, E.R. As we should have thought. Proceedings of Hypertext '97, Southampton, England, April 6-11, 1997. pp. 96-101.

Schneider, E.R. Link behavior diversity in the open hypermedia systems context. Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems, Southampton, England, April 6-11, 1997. pp. 126-130.

Nürnberg, P.J., Schneider, E.R., and Leggett, J.J. Designing digital libraries for post-literate patrons. Proceedings of WebNet 96 Conference, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 16-19, 1996. pp. 372-377.

Nürnberg, P.J., Schneider, E.R., and Leggett, J.J. Designing digital libraries for the hyperliterate age. Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 2, no. 9, (September), 1996.

Nürnberg, P.J., Leggett, J.J., Schneider, E.R., and Schnase, J.L. Hypermedia operating systems: A new paradigm for computing. Proceedings of Hypertext '96, Washington, DC, March 16-20, 1996. pp. 194-202.

Leggett, J.J., Nürnberg, P.J., and Schneider, E.R. Principles of human-centered design. Proceedings of ICAT/VRST '95, Tokyo, Japan, November, 1995. pp. 173-176.




Professor John J. Leggett
Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, 77843-3112
Phone: (409)845-0298

Professor Hugh D. Wilson
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, 77843-3258
Phone: (409)845-3354

Dr. Peter J. Nürnberg
Department of Computer Science
Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade 116, Bldg. 540
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Phone: ++45 89 42 32 81