David Fisher

I am a senior software engineer with the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval working with the Lemur Toolkit for Language Modeling and Information Retrieval primarily on the Indri search engine.

Lemur at work       David Fisher

Sometimes I think the lemur is watching me work.

I love to count, ha ha
I also count things.

Various attributed and unattributed quotes

If you can't listen, you can feel!
-- Grandma
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and annoys the pig.
-- unknown
I applied for a job with the Postal Service. They said I seemed a little too unstable.
-- dmf
Jerry's dead. Phish sucks. Get a life.
-- internet report of a bumper sticker
I've said this before now, You said I was childish and you'll say it now.
-- Sinead O'Connor, Black Boys on Mopeds
I could leave but I'll just stay. All my stuff is here anyway
-- Barenaked Ladies, Pinch Me
Laugh while you can, monkey boy.
-- Emilio Lizardo

I am always open to opportunities.

Yes Virginia, there really are code monkeys.

M.S. University of California, Berkeley (1994)
B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Summa Cum Laude, Commonwealth Scholar. (1992)

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Last modified June. 13, 2012 / David Fisher / dfisher@cs.umass.edu
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