The collective consciousness is affected by events past and future, as well as by the potential of infinite possibility. The dreamscape is where human consciousness explores the myriad dimensions of reality and possibility. There is another symbol that Gaiman uses throughout this text—the skerry. Skerries are reefs or rocky islands, essentially solid matter jutting up out of the water. Gaiman uses skerries to symbolize individual realities in a vast ocean of consciousness. Each individual reality casts ripples throughout the entire sea of consciousness. All out realities, no matter how insignificant they may seem to us, affect all other realities: past, present, and future. Think butterfly effect.
Napa, California, United States
I received a B.A. in Astrophysics and Computer Science in 1995, and my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of California at Berkeley. Although my dissertation was on novel FPGA architectures, I also was highly interested in Computer Security, including postulating the possibility of very fast computer worms in 2001.
In 2003, I joined ICSI, first as a postdoc and then as a staff researcher. My primary research focus is on network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement. Other areas have included both hardware acceleration and software parallelization of network intrusion detection, defenses for DNS resolvers, and tools for detecting ISP-introduced manipulations of a user’s network connection.
Apr 2022 - Present 7 months
Developing technologies for small, cheap, and light vision based fully autonomous UAS systems.
Jul 2003 - Present 19 years 4 months
Researcher: Computer Security and Network Measurement.
Jan 2017 - Apr 2022 5 years 4 months
Berkeley, California, United States
1991 - 2003
BA Astrophysics/Computer Science
Ph.D. Computer Science
@AMcD Also at Berkeley in Computer Science/AI . . . Check him out . .
SO much to see . . . just a few notables:
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire “for services to artificial intelligence research,” 2021.
Institute Lecture, Institute for Science and Technology Austria, Vienna, 2022
Executive Council Member, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, 1997-2000
Founding board member and Secretary, International Machine Learning Society, 2001-2007
Secretary, JMLR Foundation (Journal of Machine Learning Research)
Member, AAAI Committee on Ethics and Social Impact, 2015-present
Co-Founder, AI Commons (aicommons.org)
Referee, Templeton Prize
Netflix has a show based on The Sandman.