(I want to thank Lane Hemaspaandra for bringing this to my attention.)
When I google:
google scholar William Gasarch
I get this
(I wonder if what you get depends on who you are- I describe below what I get.)
The first entry on it is
Methods of Mathematical Physics by Courant and Hilbert.
The first page page that Google brings up has all papers with Hilbert as a co-author except the book
Handbook of discrete and combinatorial mathematics edited by Rosen
I have a short article in that book.
The second page has the paper of Hilbert:
Uber die irreducible ganzer rationaler blah blah
which I have a connection to since Mark Villarino, Bill Gasarch, and Ken Regan have a paper explaining this paper in modern terms here. Could this have confused google scholar into thinking I am Hilbert? Seems unlikely.
In fact, the first two pages are all papers with Hilbert as an author. The third page has
Some connections between bounded query classes and non-uniform complexity by Amir, Beigel, Gasarch.
And after that the pages are a mix of Hilbert's papers and mine, though mostly his since he had so many more papers than I did.
This raises some questions
1) How did this happen? Did I hack google scholar? Many theorists at one time in their lives were excellent programmers- however, I am not one of them.
2) How common is it for google scholar to be this far wrong?
3) If I wanted to get this fixed who would I tell? In the past whenever I've tried to tell a company something FOR THEIR OWN GOOD I get the same run-around as when I am trying to get information not on their website, so I have STOPPED even trying. Same here?
4) Should I want to get it fixed? I am proud to be affiliated with Hilbert!