Bill Hibbard, Emeritus Senior Scientist
Space Science and Engineering Center
1225 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(608) 263-4427

See my Singularity Notes.

Check out this short fiction about artificial intelligence, [Message Contains No Recognizable Symbols].

I am now primarily involved with the SSEC Machine Intelligence Project.

Most of my career was spent with the SSEC Visualization Project and its two freely available software systems:

Here's the candid story of my career at SSEC.

Please send email to or if you have any questions or problems with either Vis5D or VisAD.

Here's my book: Super-Intelligent Machines

My wife AJ is a physician and historian. Here is her diary of her epic search for her maternal grandfather's birth record. He changed his name and his city several times during his life, evading various troubles, so tracking him down was challenging. Here is one of AJ's essays about Richard III (scroll down to bullet number 7). Stay tuned for her definitive edition of Volume 1 of the General Stud Book (for thoroughbreds), coming one of these years.

Here are my Sixteen Favorite Movies.

Here's my piece of one of the "Aberdeen Machines", which were the fastest "computers" in the world from 1944 - 1947.

Check out Bill's Java Page.

I am a charter member of the Wisconsin Java User Group.

Here is an on-line talk about VisAD.

Here is a web page for a set of four lectures in CS 838.

Here is a web page for a set of twelve lectures in NEEP 602 / ART 448.

Here are a set of Java course notes used for a talk at SSEC.

Favorite Quotes

"kill cross-platform Java by growing the polluted Java market"
   - from an internal Microsoft planning document
Try this very short fifties quiz.

And here's an ftp directory containing my PhD thesis as a set of compressed postscript files.

For you UW employees, how about a bite of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

Here's a quote from a video review: "CBS programming traditionally appeals to an older audience (25-55)." Its comforting to be older than the top of their range of older viewers.

Monique's photos from 1968 and 1969.

Dick's photos from the summers of 1971 and 1972.