David Schneider

North Carolina

Senior Editor

Senior Editor David Schneider worked for Scientific American and American Scientist before joining the IEEE Spectrum staff. In a former life he did research in geophysics. His beat focuses on computing, although he often blogs about drones and frequently writes for Spectrum’s Hands On column, which betrays his MacGyverish tendencies. Schneider has, for example, build a synthetic-aperture radar using coffee cans and was able to detect an extrasolar planet using mostly stuff you can buy at the mall. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Yale, a master’s in engineering from UC Berkeley, and a doctorate in geology from Columbia.

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