Steven M. Rubin is the author of the Electric VLSI Design System, which is featured in this book. He received his doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University and has done research at Bell Labs, Schlumberger, Apple, and Interval. He currently works at Sun Microsystems Laboratories. Specializing in visually-oriented computing, his research has spanned computer vision, graphics, and CAD.
Steve was also the lead singer of "Severe Tire Damage", the first band to perform live on the Internet.