|Co-Director Worthy Martin wnm_at_virginia.edu 434-924-3004||Worthy Martin received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas-Austin in 1981. He then joined the University of Virginia in 1982 as a professor of Computer Science. He is the author or co-author of 55 papers. His primary research interest is dynamic scene analysis, i.e., computer vision in the context of time-varying imagery, as well as the fundamental concepts involved in machine perception systems composed of independent processes operating in distributed computing environments and cooperating to form interpretations of image sequences.|
|Co-Director Daniel Pitti dvp4c_at_virginia.edu 434-924-6594||Daniel Pitti specializes in research project design with a particular focus on the use of markup and database technologies. During his almost eighteen years at IATH, he has designed and implemented numerous markup schema and has designed several database schema in support of research projects. Pitti is also the principal technical architect of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context (EAC). EAD has been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch, and Chinese, and is recognized and used internationally as the standard for communicating archival description. EAC is a prototype standard for the description of people, individuals, families, and corporate bodies. Though in the initial stages of development, it has been translated into Spanish and German.|
|Senior Programmer Analyst Robbie Bingler rwb3y_at_virginia.edu 434-982-4556||Robbie Bingler, is a programmer in language de Jour, database and interface developer, bug wrangler, and all around integration specialist to "make things work." He is also the person on the other end of Keswick's leash.|
|System Administrator Shayne Brandon wsb4q_at_virginia.edu 434-924-3407||Shayne enjoys everything but work. Hobbies include woodworking, growing fruit, building things, watching TV, and dreaming. Has the ability to befriend scoundrels and rascals in addition to kings and queens - though the opportunity to meet kings and queens hasn't materialized yet. And he loves his family.|
|IT Specialist Cindy Girard clm6u_at_virginia.edu 434-982-4547||Cindy is IATH's resident X-geek (XML, XSLT, XPath, Xquery - any X-initialed coding, really). She has two rapidly growing children that are clearly going to be taller than she is any moment now. She's working towards her black belt in karate, so if you see multiple bruises on her arms and legs, don't be alarmed - that's normal. She enjoys playing games with her family, and you can find them at the Lake Monticello Board Game Club every other Saturday night. Come join them - the more the merrier!|
|Programmer Analyst Robbie Hott jh2jf_at_virginia.edu 434-297-7944||Robbie Hott received his M.S. degree in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary in 2007. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Virginia, studying and analyzing evolving networks. He joined IATH in the fall of 2013 to work on the SNAC project. Find out more about Robbie here.|
|Recreation Specialist Keswick||Keswick, a well-bred Virginia gentleman, is a proud graduate of the rigorous Service Dogs of Virginia training program.
He is partnered with Robbie Bingler, and his duties include canine and small animal liaison services, 3D object retrieval,
real-time socialization routines and social networks, and visitor querying and investigation services.
He is also demonstrating an unexpected facility for languages, having rapidly acquired an admirable grasp of Italian.
Service Dogs of Virginia
|Multimedia Designer Lauren Massari lmm5z_at_virginia.edu 434-243-2690||Lauren is IATH's go-to person for 3D architectural visualization and animation. Her work focuses mostly on cultural heritage projects, including JUEL, Digital Montpelier, and Historic Fort Snelling. Before coming to IATH in 2012, Lauren received a Bachelor of Architectural History from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the University at Buffalo, concentrating in Inclusive Design. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring all Charlottesville and the surrounding area have to offer. Learn more about Lauren here.|
|Programmer Analyst Doug Ross dr3f_at_virginia.edu 434-243-2112||Doug is IATH's codeman. He likes writing code, and particularly enjoys creating Internet accessible human-user interfaces to databases. He has a bright young daughter, likes riding his bicycle to work, eats organic/local and drinks tea. Find out more here.|
|Administrative Procedures Specialist Joy Shifflette jbs9q_at_virginia.edu 434-924-4527||Joy is the heart and soul of IATH and keeps everyone happy (she IS in charge of payroll, after all). She is the only one who really knows what's going on. She has the patience of a saint, until she's ticked off, and enjoys practical jokes and cheese fries.|
|Scholarly and Technical Communications Officer Sarah Wells spw4s_at_virginia.edu 434-924-4370||Sarah has worked at IATH, on and off, since 1995. Her current job has a variety of tasks, including project management, XML mark-up, and technical writing. She also studies opera and has her black belt in karate, so that what cannot be gained from logical persuasion can be gained through hysterical sobbing or an intimidating glare.|
Photographs thanks to: Keith Alan Sprouse