Joe Geigel is an an Associate Professor of Computer Science at RIT.
He received his doctorate in Computer Science in 2000 from the
George Washington University in Washington D.C. Joe's
primary research interests are in Computer Graphics, animation,
and multimedia storytelling.
Previous to his academic career, Joe held a variety of research
and development positions in industry at companies including Eastman
Kodak, Bell Laboratories, Bellcore, and RCA Solid State.
Just prior to joining the faculty at RIT, Joe was a Senior Web
technologist at theatre.com / BroadwayOnLine.com where he applied 3D
Web technologies to theatrical applications.
For the past 5 years, his main research efforts have focused on the
Virtual Theatre project. The goal of this project is to
enable a live theatrical performance on a virtual stage with
participants sharing the experience from different physical
locales. He also uses this project as a springboard
for interdisciplinary education promoting collaboration and teamwork
between artists and technologists. In addition to his work on Virtual
Theatre, Joe has published in
the areas of tone reproduction, sound synthesis, multimedia systems,
curicular design for graphics education.
Joe is an active and long time member of ACM/SIGGRAPH and an avid fan
of Broadway musicals. The first Broadway show he attend was "The
Magic Show" in 1975, starring Doug Henning.
Dr. Joe Geigel