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I was going to fill in the tree beneath my adviser, but I really can't afford to come up with yet another password for a one off account.
I was able to find my girlfriend, which was pretty cool.
One piece of feedback from her to have in the tree itself, is each person's institution.
When you think about it, the modern discipline of computer science emerged in the 20th century. Most of the first generation computer scientists are actually either physicists or mathematicians.
Here's a tip: Brazil has a really large academic platform (Plaforma Lattes) which is widely used. I'm not sure it's possible, but it would be great if you could use the information. Check it here: http://lattes.cnpq.br/ (plus, the search page: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/busca.do?metodo=apr...)
I'm aware that Brazil is not exactly the center of the Academic world, but PhD research is a pretty globalized endeavour. Plus, it would be fun to see how the pedigree lines crosses borders.
Plus, this might be one of the largest database in the world. Every single Brazilian professor I've meet has a profile there.
Didn't know he had a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard in the early 90s.