I WAS BORN in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. I am a Canadian citizen and a U.S. permanent resident. I obtained my B.Sc. in Physics and Computing Science from Simon Fraser University in 1990, and my M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, the latter in 1997. I am trained to only sleep during national holidays. I joined the Computer Science Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Berkeley in 1998. I am also an Affiliate Adjunct Semi-Senior Pseudoscientist with Enhanced Library Privileges in the School of Information Repetition at Stanford-Berkeley Professors' Spouses' University. My favorite piano concertos are Brahms' Second, Medtner's Third, and Scharwenka's Fourth. Only I am allowed to talk about Fight Club.