David R. Nadeau, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Nadeau is a senior scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His interests include data mining, visualization technique, and user interface design. He specializes in working with very large high-dimensionality data sets for such diverse fields as geoscience, astrophysics, medical imaging, social networking, phylogenetics, and cognitive science.

In 2003, his work with the American Museum of Natural History on visualizing the Orion nebula was recognized with a second place award in the NSF's first annual visualization challenge. His astrophysics imagery is included in textbooks and planetarium shows seen around the world. He has taught conference courses in computer graphics technology and technique and is a co-author of two books on virtual reality.

In his spare time, Dr. Nadeau writes on software development technique in Java and PHP at NadeauSoftware.com. He also writes on audio synthesis and effects processing, and he is the editor and chief of the on-line audio technology magazine TestTone.com.

Dr. Nadeau has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado.