Joe brings over thirty years of software development experience to our Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center GWPAC.

Joe and Josh in the labJoe and Josh in the labJoe'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!