Joe Cychosz began his computing career in 1974 at the University of Illinois where he became an electrical engineer by degree and a programmer by trade while working with the Control Data computer systems which comprised the university’s computing center and PLATO system. Upon leaving the University of Illinois Joe went to work for Control Data where he eventually served as technical liaison between CDC’s Supercomputing and CADCAM divisions and various university efforts. One of which evolved into Purdue’s NSF funded ERC for Collaborative Manufacturing.
With the founding of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology and the NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing in 2002 Joe joined these efforts as systems manager and has since migrate to production manager for online presentations and serves as site lead for the NCN@Purdue effort.
Joe has a masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, has published several articles on computer graphics and has authored contributions in the Graphics Gems series. He has chaired various committees for SIGGRAPH and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.