an initial, weak attempt at a personal home page
I was born in Syracuse NY on New Years' Day 1955 to Isabell S. Notkin (nee Schulman) and Herbert Notkin and became Debbie Notkin's little brother. I attended Ed Smith Elementary School until 1966, when we moved to White Plains NY. There I attended Highlands Jr. High School and then White Plains High School. In 1973 I headed off the Brown University, where I studied computer science. In 1977 I entered graduate school in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. In 1984 I moved to Seattle with my (now) wife Cathy Tuttle and joined the faculty at the University of Washington, where I've been ever since. Except, of course, for some sabbaticals in exotic places. Our children, Emma and Akiva, have travelled the world with us -- indeed, they each went around the world (west-to-east) by the time they were 5.5 years and 5.5 months old, respectively.
Things I have enjoyed at various times of my life include:
- Not wearing ties
- Growing a beard
- Helping Cathy give birth to our children at home
- Travelling (countries I can recall visiting include Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Haiti, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United States)