- 3D Technology Manager
Orbital Technologies Corporation
8-01 to present, Madison, WI
Lead a small group of graphics programmers and 3d artists
to develop Hypecosm technology and training systems for
NASA astronaut training applications.
- Founder, CEO, CTO
8/98 to 5/01, Madison, WI, San Jose, CA, and Walnut Creek,
Founded Hypercosm to become a leader in instructional 3D
graphics technology for the Internet. Hypercosm employed
over 30 people at its peak and I had the opportunity to
work closely with people such as board members Howard Charney
(Cisco VP) and Ken Coleman (SGI VP). I also had the opportunity
to meet with numerous industry leaders including Mark Andreesen
(Netscape cofounder), Bruce Dunlevie (Benchmark partner)
and Jaron Lanier (VR pioneer). Published and spoke at industry
conferences. Duties included technical direction, product
design and development, business development, application
and market strategy, marketing, management of content creation,
- Interface Designer and Programmer
8/95 to 5/96, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Created a Video on demand interface in Visual Basic under
contract with the National Phone Company of Malaysia. This
interface merged user interface elements from Visual Basic
with design elements created using 3d graphics.
- Game Programmer
2/95 to 7/95, San Francisco, CA
Wrote a DOOM like game featuring the Swedish Chef from the
Muppets (which was finally released in 1996 as 'Muppets
Inside' from Starwave).
- Founder and President
Cosmic Software Corp.
10/93 to 12/94, Madison, WI
Established this graphics software company to develop and
market a high performance photorealistic 3D graphics system
based on a high level interpreted language interface. Duties
included technical direction, software implementation, advertising,
customer relations and distribution.
- Graphics Programmer
UW Madison Psychology Dept.
8/92 to 6/93, Madison, WI
Developed a 3D system used in psychology experiments involving
stereoscopic display for evaluating the relative effectiveness
of various depth cueing techniques.
- Graphics Researcher
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
6/91 to 1/92, White Plains, NY
Developed techniques for sectioning solids and detecting
interferences using Z-buffer hardware. Received 2 patents.
Published in Siggraph 1992. Worked with Jarek Rossignac,
Alan Norton, and Jim Kagiya.
- 3D Graphics Programmer
6/89 to 8/90, Madison, WI
Wrote a simple ray tracer for the Point-Line Cadd package
to read in polygonal drawings created by their modeler and
render them for presentation purposes.
B.S. in Computer Science, University
of Wisconsin, Madison May 1991, 3.1 GPA
- Fluent in C++, Delphi (Object Pascal),
- Successful at managing large scale
software projects involving hundreds of thousands of lines
of program code and teams of programmers
- Experienced in designing programming
languages and implementing compilers and interpreters
- Skilled in technical writing and
desktop publishing including writing, graphics creation,
and layout Technical
- Patent #US05428716 - 6/27/95
Solid Clip Methodology and Architecture for Clipping Solid
Models and Displaying Cross Sections Using Depth Buffers
- Patent #US5497453 - 3/5/96
Method and Apparatus for Detecting and Visualizing Interferences
- Patent #US6426748
Data Compression of Interactive Figures for Electronic Book
- Siggraph 1992 technical paper
"Interactive Inspection of Solids: Cross-sections and Interferences"
- Siggraph 1999 technical sketch
"Real Time Shadows, Reflections, and Transparency using
a Z buffer / Ray Tracer Hybrid"
- Siggraph 2000 Web 3D Roundup article
"Hypercosm: Making 3D Programming Accessible
- Tom Crabb
founder of Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC)
1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717
- Theodore Krumbach
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC)
1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717
- Laura Francis
CFO, Promega Corp.
former Hypercosm CFO & Treasurer
17 Larch Circle Madison, WI 53705
(608) 238 - 8502
- Bengt-Olaf Schneider Ph.D
515 Croton Heights Road
Yorktown, NY 10598
(914) 962 - 8328
- Emily Cusic
Member Services Coordinator United Way of Wisconsin
2059 Atwood Ave. Madison, W 53704
- Rosalind Woodward
1443 Mound Street
Madison, WI 53711
- Barton Miller Ph.D
UW Computer Sciences Dept.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 238 - 4310
- Dan Mather Ph.D
Mather Consulting 4337
Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 231 - 2357