After leaving Nova I attended
Emory University receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees
in mathematics -- and later a Ph.D. in computer
science from Princeton University.
I founded Proximity
Technology Inc., a software lab that, most notably,
produced the spelling/language software inside
many word processors and typewriters, and the
PF474 chip. My design for a hand-held speller
was first implemented by Franklin Computer,
and Proximity later merged with them to create
Franklin Electronic Publishers. I served there
as President and Chief Scientist leading a great
team that created the world's first line of
hand-held electronic books: spellers, dictionaries,
encyclopedias, bibles, etc. I left Franklin
in 1991 to return to research but several million
are still sold each year world-wide.
Today I'm busy with a number of new research
projects and am affiliated with several local
institutions here in Princeton. I'm also involved
with my brother Tom in a new software business
venture --- and am proud to have cofounded the
Princeton Charter School where I serve as President
of its Board of Trustees (we'd love to build
I live in Princeton with my wife Angela and
kids Nicholas, Jonathan, Geoffrey, and Lauren.
We spend most of each summer in Ft. Lauderdale.
Web Site: http://www.neci.nj.nec.com/homepages/pny/