Brian Zuzga's Serious WWW Page
(boring old page for public consumption)
Brian is off in the San Francisco bay area working
for Archimedes Inc. helping
them revolutionize healthcare for everyone on the planet. Check it
out. Archimedes has a mathematical model of human physiology and
disease processes that will help doctors, HMOs, pharmaceutical
companies, governments, and NGOs make better and more cost-effective
decisions about treatment.
He was a graduate student in the EECS department and also was a
student at Switzerland (Project MAC).
The value of many software patents to society is debatable.
However, my day jobs use them in a defensive manner in the
- 7634590 - Resource Pool Monitor
- 7953850 - Monitoring related content requests
- 8005943 - Performance monitoring of network applications
- 8051163 - Synthetic transactions based on system history and load
- 8239528 - Performance monitoring of network applications
- 8578017 - Automatic correlation of service level agreement and operating level agreement
- 8650292 - Synthetic transations to test blindless in a network system
- 8667147 - Monitoring related content requests
- Other Applications
Lots of rejects, but a little that did make it
M. Blair, N. Cohen, D. LaMacchia, B. Zuzga, ``MIT SchMUSE:
Class-Based Remote Delegation in a Capricious Distributed
Environment'', accepted for publication, Proceedings of the Lisp Users
and Vendors Conference, Cambridge, MA, August 1995; also to be
available as Technical Memo AIM-1547, MIT AI-Lab, February 1992.
- MIT SchMUSE (pronounced ``shmooz'') is a concurrent, distributed,
delegation-based object-oriented interactive environment with persistent
storage. It is designed to run in a ``capricious'' network environment,
where servers can migrate from site to site and can regularly become
unavailable. Our design introduces a new form of unique identifiers called
``globally unique tickets'' that provide globally unique time/space stamps
for objects and classes without being location specific. Object location is
achieved by a distributed hierarchical lazy lookup mechanism that we call
``realm resolution.'' We also introduce a novel mechanism called ``message
deferral'' for enhanced reliability in the face of remote delegation. We
conclude with a comparison to related work and a projection of future work
on MIT SchMUSE.
- My master of engineering thesis:
Projects (in chronological order)
- The Scheme Multi-User Simulation Environment.
The SchMUSE is an attempt to create a MUSE (Multi User Simulation
Environment) using Scheme, and to fix some of the traditional problems
with MUSEs. One thing is particular that we noticed is that the
scripting languages in most MUSEs were not well designed and lacked a
lot of the functionality of a real programming language. So for this
system we gave the users access to the full power of Scheme for their
- This project was originally conceived
and nurtured by Alan Bawden <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Below is the abstract from "Tape Archiving Using the Time Capsule File
MIT has been generating data on digital media in significant
quantities since the 1960's. The rate at which new bits are produced
is steadily increasing, and the knowledge needed to decipher the old
bits is vanishing. All of our older media are beginning to
deteriorate, and valuable data is being lost every day. The Time
Capsule File System (TCFS) project was developed to address the
problem of preserving this information, for use now and in the future.
Specifically, TCFS is intended to be a single universal format to
which we can migrate all our old files, thus simplifying the problem
of dealing with a myriad specialized formats. TCFS is also designed
to be simple enough to re-engineer without any previous understanding
of it, which reduces the risk that data will become ``stranded''.
Using TCFS, Dr. Alan Bawden and I developed a framework using TCFS to
preserve our archives in a durable and easy to use fashion. Pandora
Berman and I showed this framework to be viable by using it to rescue
data from backup tapes written on the Incompatible Timeshare System
(ITS). To this end, I developed specialized tools to translate the
data from these tapes into the more general TCFS format.
Simultaneously, I developed other tools to categorize, index, and
search the large set of TCFS archives that were created.
The Unofficial Course 6 Underground Guide Stats Web Page
- The Course 6 Underground Guide is a publication produced by
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society, at
the end of every term. This guide evaluates all of the classes taught
in Course 6 and the instructors teaching them. Very recently, the
entire archive of these guides was made avaiable to everyone online.
This mini-project takes all this public data and manipulates it so
that you can produce nifty graphs showing the ratings of various
courses over the years.
Perry N. Finley Foundation, Ltd.
-- Member of the Board of Directors
The Perry N. Finley Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable
organization formed in 1995 to continue Perry's work after his death,
dealing with the publication of complex scientific text on the net,
freedom of speech issues and concerns relating to privacy rights that
might limit those freedoms.
- Some photos that I have taken.
- Random pictures. It's under construction, but hopefully you'll find