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University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2003. Thesis entitled: “Sifting and Winnowing: Approaches to Finding Useful Information on the Web.”
M.S. in Sociology, May 1996. Thesis entitled: “Kill the King: Monopolies, Alliances, and Litigation in the American Computer Industry.” Ph.D. candidate, completing a dissertation which is a study of the trends in and causes of federal civil litigation involving business from 1971 to 1999.
M.S. in Computer Science, May 1987. Coursework in artificial intelligence, algorithms, theory of computing, database systems, and operating systems.
Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
A.B. Cum Laude in Physics, March 1984. Other coursework in mathematics, computer science, literature, history, sociology, psychology, and music.
Honors and Awards
John Harvard Scholarship.
National Science Foundation Summer Fellowship, Tsukuba, Japan, 1991 (Research intern at Electrotechnical Laboratory, Cognitive Science Section)
Japanese Language Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 1992-93.
1991-date Researcher, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Sociology, UW-Madison.
Did research and wrote reports on a variety of topics in sociology, regional economic development, and labor relations. Installed and managed computer networks, did data management and statistical computing for a research project on federal litigation.
1990-1992 Researcher and Computer Specialist, Geology and Geophysics, UW- Madison.
Worked on management, analysis, and presentation of seismic data.
1985-1991 Instructor, Lecturer, and Teaching Assistant, Computer Sciences, UW-Madison.
Taught or assisted in courses on introductory programming and computer usage, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing.
Pablo A. Mitnik, Matthew Zeidenberg, and Laura Dresser, “Can Career Ladders Really Be a Way Out of Dead-End Jobs? A Look At Job Structure and Upward Mobility in the Service Industries.” Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference, November 2002.
Matthew Zeidenberg, “The Self-Regulated Workplace: Joint Worker-Management Governance of Occupational Safety and Health.” Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy, 2000.
Brian Bosworth, Daniel Braun, Joel Rogers, and Matthew Zeidenberg, “Using Regional Economic Analysis in Urban Jobs Strategies”. Chapel Hill, NC: Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., 1997.
George Tsibouris and M. Zeidenberg, "Testing the Efficient Markets Hypothesis with Gradient Descent Algorithms,", in Apostolos-Paul Refenes, ed., Neural Networks in the Capital Markets, Wiley: New York, 1995.
M. Zeidenberg, "Implementing Spatial Relations in Neural Nets: The Case of Figure/Ground and Containment," Technical Report, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 1991.
George Tsibouris and M. Zeidenberg, "Back Propagation as a Test of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis." Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE, 1992.
George Tsibouris and M. Zeidenberg, "Predicting Stock Market Fluctuations using Neural Network Models." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics and Control, Capri, Italy, 1991.
M. Zeidenberg, Neural Networks in Artifical Intelligence, Ellis Horwood Ltd., Chichester UK, 1990, 268pp. (book)
M. Zeidenberg and Joel Rogers, "Kill the King: Monopolies, Alliances, and Litigation in the American Computer Industry", paper presented at the conference on "Changing Patterns of Business Disputing", Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1993. Earlier version presented at the Midwest Sociological Society meeting, 1993.
M. Zeidenberg, “Snowflakes and Dragons", Macworld, August 1985, pp. 124-131.
M. Zeidenberg, "Modeling the Brain", Byte, Dec. 1987, pp. 237-246.
M. Zeidenberg, "What's in a Window?", Macworld, Nov. 1987, pp. 136-141.
M. Zeidenberg, "Unix à la Mac", Macworld, Oct. 1988, pp.148-153.
various computer-related articles for Isthmus, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin