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Clint Goss

Clint and Vera, Indonesia, June 8, 2017
photo credit: Jeffre Celdran (jeffre.celdran@digiphotoglobal.com)


I was born in New York in 1957 and spent my undergraduate and graduate years at New York University, where I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Courant Institute. My Ph.D. dissertation, Machine Code Optimization, is now available on this site.

I met my wife, Vera Shanov, at NYU and we married in 1982. We have lived in Westport, CT since 1986.

Vera and I are enjoying a rich life with diverse interests. This page outlines some of those interests.

Computer Consulting

From 1981 to 1986, I served as Director of R&D for Philon, a small startup company in Greenwich Village building compilers. In 1986, I organized a small consulting firm and have worked for dozens of clients, including Datapoint, Bell Labs, The New York Stock Exchange / SIAC, Concurrent, Singer-Link, and Pfizer.

Since 2004, I have served as an expert witness in various intellectual property cases, including Reuters vs. Bloomberg, Prism vs. Johnson & Johnson, and ASCAP vs. AOL, RealNetworks, and Yahoo.

Please see a PDF version of my Resume.

N97983 - Mooney 201


In 1986 I was introduced to private aviation by Geoff Peck. It proved incredibly useful (and fun) on my consulting projects to be able to fly myself around. Most of my time has been logged in N97983, the Mooney 201 shown here.

I eventually earned a commercial license and flight instructor ratings, and taught aviation for a time in the mid 1990's at Bridgeport Airport.

Atlantic 1000 Rally, August 7, 1993

Road Rally

In 1987, Vera and I discovered the sport of Road Rallying, a competitve motorsport involving a driver and navigator following directions on an unknown road course. Over the next 13 years, we organized many events and competed in hundreds of events across the US.

In 1993, I published The Road Rally Handbook, which has become the standard reference in the sport and is in its third printing. I also developed the Rally America web site to provide information on the sport.

Signpost in Japan

International Projects

In 1998, we began doing yearly teaching and technical assistance projects. These projects are typically 4-10 weeks in length, and have taken us to Zimbabwe, Calcutta, Tokyo, Namibia, Bulgaria (twice), Russia, Republic of Georgia (twice), Kenya, Honduras, Zambia, and Palestine. They typically involved technology development or teaching university-level courses in Computer Science.

These projects have allowed us to take extended trips to Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Jerusalem, Korea (North and South), Laos, the Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the Ukraine, the UAE, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

An offshoot of this work has been a web site to provide information and help connect potential skilled advisors with international projects: www.interopp.org.

With Tuareg drummers, Ouarzazate, April 20, 2007


On our first international project in Zimbabwe, we were infused with the music traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa and my early facination with playing music was revived. I was later gifted a Native American Flute by Kai Mayberger, and began connecting with the world of musicians who play in all genres and facets of music.

I developed Flutopedia.com to share information on the Native American flute, authored three books of music by Grammy-winner Mary Youngblood, developed a video series on FluteCast.com, and authored a free, on-line E-book, the Native Flute Handbook.

SpiritGrass Cover Vera and I currently lead workshops, schools, and retreats for musicians, such as Flute Haven, Flute Harvest, Flute Life in Japan, and the Zion Canyon Native Flute School. We have led workshops on six continents. I have a general music peformance and facilitation site at ClintGoss.com.

I have taken part in a number of recording projects, and began recording and producing CDs in my project studio. Together with Eric Miller, I released my first commercial CD, SpiritGrass, in September 2006. Since then, I have recorded and/or produced many CDs, under the Manifest Spirit label, including the Listening Book, the Darling Conversations, and the NAFTracks series for Native American flute players.

Open-Source Projects

I started exploring 3D printing in 2017 and later released the Breath Flute project under an open-source license.

Contact Information

You can contact me at my primary email address: clint@goss.com.

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