A PDF-format vitae is available here.

Currently Schwartz is a Member of the Technical Staff at Google, Inc.

Prior to his Code On The Road LLC efforts, Dr. Schwartz was Vice President of Technology Innovation at Local Matters, Inc., where he implemented search services for national Yellow Pages sites; built out operational support infrastructure for deploying FAST search technology; co-directed Local Matters labs and conducted performance analysis and research and development of crawling, content extraction, ontology-based search, and yellow pages/white pages service integration.

Before Local Matters, Schwartz run his Code On The Road LLC consulting business for several years, providing both technology R&D and legal expert witness services.

Before that, Schwartz was Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at Affinia, an e-commerce company. Schwartz helped raise the seed funding for the company, built the engineering team, led development on key parts of the technical infrastructure, and brought Affinia’s first product to market.

Before Affinia, Dr. Schwartz was Director of Server Engineering and Senior Scientist at @Home Network, where he was employee number 20. At @Home, Dr. Schwartz managed a team of engineers that architected and implemented the world’s most highly distributed broadband consumer Internet service. This team was responsible for @Home’s server architecture and product development, hardware and operating systems, capacity planning, data distribution, provisioning, usage data analysis, and network management. Schwartz was at @Home prior to the Excite merger, and helped the company grow to support its first 1 million subscribers.

Prior to @Home, Dr. Schwartz was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, and was the Principal Investigator of numerous ARPA and NSF grants, including the prominent Harvest project. The Harvest project developed a variety of cutting-edge caching, crawling, and indexing technologies later commercialized by companies such as Netscape and Network Appliance, and deployed by companies such as @Home and Akamai. In addition to his work on Harvest, Schwartz led design and implementation of several other Internet information systems, including Netfind (a user directory service), Fremont (a network management service), and Essence (a customizable content extraction system later incorporated into Harvest). Schwartz also carried out a number of measurement studies regarding size, traffic patterns, and uses of the Internet.

Dr. Schwartz’s prior work experience includes research positions at Bell Communications Research and the University of Washington, and development positions at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Schwartz holds a B.S. in Math-Computer Science from UCLA, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Washington.