Daniel V. Wilson's Home Page

That's me in a 1983 photo when I had a lot more hair. Photo by Roberta J. Wilson.

How-To's and various projects:

Lesk Radio  Over the years I've built and refined a Linux TM-based system that now records all programming from my two favorite radio stations, in my case WNYC-FM and WQXR in New York City.  I call it Lesk Radio in honor of Michael E. Lesk, the first person I saw use a computer to make automatic recordings off an external radio or tuner.

To come: sections on my adventures with Arduino boards and peripherals.

Work related items:

I'm best known for some work I did while employed by the Applied Research Area of Bell Communications Research which is now Telcordia Technologies. I designed and constructed an Ethernet monitoring device that allowed very long traffic traces to be recorded with very accurate timestamps and without loss of data. The data from the traces I made was used by a team of statisticians to show that Ethernet traffic is self-similar or fractal in nature, and that it displays long-term dependence.

I was priveleged to take part in writing a number of papers on the results of this research. Information on the most significant of the publications I was co-author on and why this research was important can be found here. A complete list of publications I contributed to can be found here.

Other items:

I have recently removed a major part of this site.

My biographical essay covers my life in Missouri and in New Jersey up until the time I joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1981.

The essay Dad, Archery, that Shop, and Me goes into some of the reasons I did not follow my father's footsteps and go into the family archery business.


Bad service I got at the local Papa John's outlet.

Maintained by Daniel V. Wilson of Rockaway, New Jersey, dvw (at) DanielVWilson (dot) com.

Last Updated 21 September 2012.