Spring term of 2021 I will be co-teaching COMP 11 with Professor Mark Sheldon. Plans beyond that are not set, but most years I teach Fall of 2020 I will teach COMP 117: Internet-Scale Distributed systems at least one term. That course was until 2017 numbered COMP 150-IDS.
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus I will rarely, if ever, be on campus this year. The best way to reach me is via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I read that regularly, including when I am away from home or office.
When I return to campus my Tufts office will be:
Halligan Hall 214
161 College Ave
Medford, MA, 02155
I prefer e-mail whenever that's quick enough for you, but for cases where it's urgent that you speak to me, I have established a Google Voice number 617-506-3994 that you can call or text. When you call, it will ask your name, and then it will try ringing my mobile, my home, etc. Be patient, it can take a minute or so while it tries my phones.
Office hours will be scheduled once the spring term begins. In the meantime, you are welcome to email me if you want to arrange to meet at some mutually convenient time. This term "meetings" will mostly be via video conference or phone, though I may occasionally arrange to meet students in person if a safe arrangement can be found.
Work outside of Tufts
Until summer of 2013 I was for several years the chair of the World Wide Web Consortium's Technical Architecture Group; the TAG is the senior steering committee responsible for the architectural integrity of the World Wide Web. I retired from IBM in 2010, and I hold the honorary title of IBM Distinguished Engineer Emeritus.
Those of us who worked at W3C tend to find a lot of our specification drafts and e-mails posted publicly on the Web. That greatly increases our search karma so... if you do a Web search for my name, most of what comes back will indeed be about me. Other sources of information about my work, hobbies, etc. outside of Tufts can be found at:
- My public home page: http://www.arcanedomain.com/
- Blog: http://blog.arcanedomain.com/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/noahmendelsohn