Joe brings over thirty years of software development experience to our Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center GWPAC.
Joe's background includes owning and operating his own consulting and software development company, two decades of software development and system administration at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and leading a software project to develop a successful nuclear medicine acquisition and processing system. As a member of GWPAC, he will develop software for LIGO data handling and infrastructure, starting with the LIGO data viewer, ligoDV.
GWPAC support for Joe derives from a new NSF award for a total of $9M over 5 years to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for "Data Handling and Infrastructure for Advanced LIGO and Beyond." The award includes $675,000 budgeted for GWPAC and Smith to hire a programing specialist to develop software for LIGO. More information on this award can be found on the NSF website.
Welcome Joe to CSUF!