Randall B. Smith is currently a Senior Staff Scientist at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where he is co-leader of the Self project. He previously worked at Xerox PARC for eight years, where he developed a virtual world programming environment called the Alternate Reality Kit, and, with David Ungar, designed the Self language. He also spent a year at Rank-Xerox Cambridge Research Labs, where he worked on distributed, multi-user real-time interactive environments. His work in object-oriented language centers on prototype-based systems and the notion of subjective objects. His Ph.D. is in theoretical physics from the University of California at San Diego.
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