Ender of MicroMUSE

In the beginning

Tim Yao, a.k.a. ``Ender'', is one of the Directors/SysAdmins of MicroMUSE who dates back to the days when Stan Lim (``Jin'') ran MicroMUSH. Back then, the original Cyberion City was organized in a layout similar to that of a nine-story department store; credits actually corresponded to what you could build or run; and Coyote, Star, and Opera_Ghost were the active wizards under Jin. Michael Stanley (Bard/Michael) was the head code-hacker; and Moulton managed his Museum as he does now.


  • Tim Yao graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May of 1993 with a Ph.D. in civil engineering. He spent a year in in Italy conducting post-doctoral research at the University of Pavia. His research has focused upon structural reliability, structural control, fuzzy logic, and engineering mechanics. Structural design, infrastructure rehabilitation, material science, neural networks and system identification are all areas that interest him.
  • Current hobbies include: sf and fantasy, writing, cartooning and illustration, Linux, cooking, volleyball, tennis, and ballroom dance.
  • Physically, he is 6'-0, 200 lbs, with thinning dark hair. He favors clothes of darker colors and a white gold wedding band gleams upon his left hand.
  • He is happily married to Nan Fancher; they have a darling daughter named Kristiana (born 6/96).
  • Tim is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Lucent Technologies, working on the Lucent UMTS solution. He has experience in software testing, including stability testing, test automation and system integration testing. You can view his resume or visit his RL site.

Past Accomplishments in MicroMUSE

  • Organized the writing of the first MicroMUSE Charter
  • Helped to create and shape the administrative hierarchy
  • Worked with the team of Erk and Lord_Soth in the construction of the second Space (Coyote's initial solar system was one-dimensional; the second Space was two-dimensional; the third Space was space(), built by Priam_Agrivar, Yarus and Carrie_Gram)
  • Created the E-News, the first MicroMUSE newspaper (+newstaper)
  • Proposed and designed Cyberion City II
  • Organized the writing of the MicroMUSE Bylaws .
  • Wrote a perl (v. 5.000) script for better newstext management .

Old Projects and Interests in MicroMUSE

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This page last updated 03/21/2004

Tim Yao, Ph.D. / Ender of MicroMUSE / ender@musenet.org