Biography, Steven M. Rubin, Ph.D.
Steven M. Rubin, Ph.D. is a computer scientist who maintains the online searchable VAERS database, MedAlerts. He has managed this database voluntarily and independent of his official work since 2003 and has worked with the NVIC since 2005.
Dr. Rubin has worked in the computing field for over 40 years, both as a teacher and a researcher. He has taught computer graphics at Carnegie Mellon University and at Stanford University and has worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Schlumberger/Fairchild, Apple Computer, Interval Research, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. The author of "Electric," an open-source program for designing integrated-circuit chips, he also wrote a textbook on chip design software.
Dr. Rubin got his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (1978) in the field of Artificial Intelligence. His work there included computer image recognition and computer graphics. His youngest son, Max, was autistic and was cured with Homeopathy. This sparked his interest in vaccine safety, and it led his wife, Amy Lansky, to write her popular book: "Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy." Interestingly, Dr. Rubin was also the lead singer of "Severe Tire Damage," the first band to perform live on the Internet.