Matthew K Gray
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|94 Jaques Street
Somerville, MA 02145
|On this Page|
|Web Growth Report||Historical growth of the web from its early days (1993) to 1997.|
|Photos by James Gray||My father does freelance photography. Here is some of his work.|
|Browser Count||Count of recent browser traffic on www.mit.edu|
|Autopilot||An amusing use of netscape client pull to forward you around to random web sites.|
|Madlibs||I wrote this a long time ago, when forms first came out on the web. I didn't write all the madlibs myself.|
|MIT Events Calendar||Jit and I wrote the software behind this. Improvements to come, eventually, hopefully.|
|Matthew and Jake's Adventures||One of the earliest pieces of interactive web fiction. Humor.|
|How to Tell If Your Head's About To Blow Up||An article from the Weekly World News (an American fringe tabloid) that I put up a few years ago that has experienced a bizarre popularity. (It's not true, in case there was any doubt)|
|Retired Homepages||My most recent homepages are available: old, older, and oldest.|
|Retired Documents||The Comprehensive List of Sites and Wandex have been semi-permanently retired.|
|Java||My java code has a page of its own. This page is currently terribly out of date, but with luck I will update it soon|
|Linux software for the Agfa ePhoto307||Linux drivers for a digital camera|
|Emacs HTML mode||A simple hilit mode for HTML|
|Zion||A cool replacement for zwgc on Athena (probably irrelevant if you're not at MIT)|
|Other||Some other software I have written (especially CGI scripts) appear under the Documents/Services section.|
|About me: Background|
In 1994 I left MIT to start a company, net.Genesis. They do server side
software tools for web developers. I have since returned to MIT to finish my degree.
While at MIT, I was one of the three members of the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) who set up www.mit.edu in the spring of 1993. I am also a (currently inactive) member of the Apache group, a volunteer group of developers of Apache, the world's most popular web server.
|About me: Professional Interests|
research on web growth has indefinitely halted. The comprehensive list is indefinitely unavailable. Also, see the most
recent report on the growth of the web.
I work at the MIT Media Lab, in the Personal Information Architecture Group and the Physics and Media group. We do some of the coolest, strangest stuff of any research lab I've ever known. I am currently working on a project in high-dimensional inference, and previously worked on a project called PAN, which deals with intrabody signaling through low intensity electrostatic fields.
Overall, my research focuses on high dimensional modeling to solve machine inference problems. That is, if you have a lot sensors, none of which measures exactly what you want, how do you intelligently combine the data to make useful conclusions. I'm using a number of techniques related to high-dimensional inference including lots of nice buzzword sounding math like "neural nets", "markov processes", "cluster weighted modeling" and others.
I wrote a book. Build a Web Site. It came out in 1995, so it's a bit out of date now, but much less so than you would guess. It is meant to be a very good web technical manual. The publishers chose the title. You can buy it at
|About me: Personal Interests|
Dancing, Physics, Reading, Computers, Games, etc.
I don't mind getting random personal email, so feel free to send me mail. Or if you're in the Boston area, call me :-). Meeting people in real life is generally much more interesting than over the net.
If you like ska, or even if you don't, check out my brother's band, Metro Stylee.