So, who is this "Shmuel" guy, anyway?

Geographical history:

On May 10, 1973, Shmuel Ross was born in Brooklyn, New York, but, as far as he can remember, that's not his fault. He moved to Far Rockaway, NY, in Queens, not long thereafter, and stayed there until the fall of 1998, excepting two non-consecutive years spent in Israel. (The main effect of the time in Israel was to help him appreciate America.) He lived in Kew Gardens Hills, NY, for three years, while attending Queens College, and then moved to Ann Arbor, MI, to attend school there. (The main effect of the time in Ann Arbor was to help him appreciate New York.) He lived in Boston, MA, from July 2003 through July 2008. He then returned to Brooklyn for a couple of years, before moving, in August 2010, to... umm... to... to another location in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

(Someday he'll accept the fact that he now lives in New Jersey. Today is not that day.)

So, why ""?

Shmuel's full name is "Shmuel Yitzchak Aharon Ross." Unfortunately, most computerized databases can't handle more than one middle initial, and he refuses to suffer receiving correspondence addressed to "Shmuel Y. Ross," so he's dropped the middle names for all official intents and purposes.

That said, this was the shortest available personal-name-based domain name he could think of that didn't look stupid, so what the heck.

Professional history:

At some point, Shmuel will get his professional website up and running. For now, you can check out his LinkedIn page.

Educational history:

Honors and awards:

Selected publications / papers:

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