Surfers of the web: welcome! As of December 2012, I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago.

There are many Adam Shaws on the web; I'm the real one. More specifically, I am the one born at the (now shuttered) Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio in 1972 (when David Gilmour, and countless others, looked essentially like this) and who grew up in North Branford, Connecticut.

I started programming BASIC on an Apple ][+ my parents bought around 1980, when I was 8 years old or thereabouts. I wrote programs on that machine to do things like print my name 100 times. I thought to myself: this thing has possibilities.

Here I am receiving my doctoral degree in August 2011.


I love music. A lot. This is some of the music I've been listening to lately.


And these are some of the games I've been playing lately: