Very strong CS and limited EE. Emphasis in computer
architecture, parallel processing, and distributed systems.
Received UC Chancellor's Scholarship.
- Ph.D. Candidate, ABD, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA, September 1989 to 1994.
- Masters in Computer Science from, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA, September 1986 to 1989.
- B.S., Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS),
University of California Berkeley, Honors, December 1985.
- Managed top level domain ".ai" for Anguilla from 1994 to present. See whois.ai.
- Operated RealEstate.ai website and was a real estate agent. 2013 to 2016.
- Operated Gold.ai which pays cash for gold and also refines gold and makes the gold into pure gold coins. 2010 to present
- Managed PublicData.com.ai Ltd from 1997 to 2007. Internet company
that let users search US criminal records.
- President of
Secure Accounts Ltd
which worked on Internet payment system from 1998 to 2000.
- One of founders of the
Financial Cryptography conference started
in 1997 in Anguilla. I ran it the first 4 years in Anguilla.
- Offshore Information Services which was the first email provider
in Anguilla. Also did hosting and web page creation.
- Research Assistant, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon
University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 1986 to 1994.
- Summer SEED, Hewlett-Packard , Systems Technology Division,
Cupertino, CA, Summer 1988 and Summer 1989.
- Technical Summer Hire, Intel Scientific Computers, Beaverton Oregon, Summer 1985.
Testing and evaluation of iPSC (hypercube). Developed a test suite.
- Systems Programmer, Cygnet Technologies, Sunnyvale, CA, Summer 1983.
Wrote 8088 assembly code for an communications product that attached
to an IBM PC.
- Formed and ran my own company, USS ENTERPRISES, Started December 1981.
My product allowed an Atari to use the disks, printer, and keyboard of
a computer running CP/M. I started this
my senior year in High School, and ran it at least part time for
the next 3 years. Infoworld
reviewed my product and awarded
it three marks of excellent out of four categories
("The Critical Connection unites Atari and CP/M", Sept 26 1983).
- Programmer, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA, September 81 to
June 82. I worked every Monday of the school year writing Fortran code
to be used with ground support of space lab.
- Programmer, ZILOG, Cupertino, CA, June 81 to January 1982.
I worked full time during the summer of 1981 and 20 hours a week
during the first semester of my senior year of High School.
- Vincent Cate, "Alex: A Global Filesystem", Proceedings of the
USENIX Workshop on File Systems, May, 1992.
- Vincent Cate and Thomas Gross, "Combining the Concepts of
Compression and Caching for a Two-Level Filesystem",
Fourth International Conference on Architectural Support for
Programming Languages and Operating Systems, Santa Clara, CA,
April 8-11, 1991, ISBN 0-89791-380-9, pages 200-211.
- Vincent Cate, "Two levels of filesystem hierarchy on one disk",
Research Report, Carnegie Mellon University,
Computer Science Dept, CMU-CS-90-129.