David M. Magerman's Home Page

Contact Information:

E-mail: magerman@cs.stanford.edu

Who I am and What I do

I'm re-employed! I'm a Renaissance Technologies employee again, Act III. I was head of production for the better part of a decade. I moved to Philadelphia to be a house-husband and part-time researcher for Renaissance. Then I took a two-year sabbatical to dabble in venture capital. Now I'm returning to Renaissance as a tele-commuting researcher in the Futures research group.

I am also the founder and president of The Kohelet Foundation, a private foundation focused on Jewish education. Our two main projects are: Kohelet Fellowships and Kohelet Yeshiva High School (formerly Stern Hebrew High School). I'm involved in a number of local and national Jewish philanthropic efforts, including Partners In Torah (which operates Jewpiter for Birthright alums), In His Image, The Chevra, and Jewish day schools in the Philadelphia area. I'm also on the board of the National Math Museum, founded by Glen Whitney, a former Renaissance colleague.

Earlier in my academic career, I did research on the statistical natural language parsing problem, culminating in my thesis, entitled Natural Language Processing as Statistical Pattern Recognition. Here's a list of the rest of my publications.

Most Frequently Used Pages

  • The Internet Globe - My personal Internet newspaper from CRAYON
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • CNN.com
  • ESPN SportsZone
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Google
  • Searching the Web

  • Google
  • The Yahoo Server
  • BigBook Directory Search - An on-line nationwide Yellow-Pages with maps of locations
  • Switchboard - An excellent white-pages directory
  • Internet US Yellow Pages - courtesy of Bob Lyman
  • Dexknows Online Phone Book - courtesy of Rebecca Murphy
  • All-In-One Search Page - Lots of search engines bundled together
  • Akama.com business directory
  • Fun Stuff

  • Moore Eye Institute: A Vision of Caring
  • Rex Parker does the Times Crossword
  • Motif Backgammon
  • Fandango
  • Concert Connection (1-800-ALL-SHOWS)
  • ShowMeTickets - I've never used this service. Let me know if you like it.
  • MTV Links (courtesy of an MTV Content Specialist)
  • TV Gossip
  • New Movies
  • Music News
  • The Kohelet Foundation

    Synagogue Pages

  • Har Zion Temple
  • Lower Merion Synagogue
  • Chabad-Lubavitch of the Main Line
  • Aish Philadelphia
  • Jewish Day School Pages

  • Perelman Jewish Day School
  • Barrack Hebrew Academy (formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy)
  • Torah Academy of Philadelphia
  • Stern Hebrew High School
  • Abrams Hebrew Academy
  • General Jewish Resources

  • Hebcal: Jewish Calendar Tools
  • The Jewish Exponent
  • Forward.com
  • Partners In Torah
  • The Chevra
  • Navigating the Bible
  • Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (linear translation)