Stuart is a key contributor in developing a Universal Database that stores and distributes all of the world’s information. He continues to be a prime contributor to key pieces of MAYA’s research agenda that began over 20 years ago with the development of Visage, a collaborative information visualization toolkit.
Stuart’s expertise in Internet of Things (IoT) has played a major role in the research and development of MakerSwarm, a visual authoring tool that runs on mobile platforms.
MS Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
BS Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
Outside of MAYA
Playing D&D, board, and video games, playing guitar, bicycling, and reading.
Quote That Inspires Me
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Books I Love
A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman. It’s a lively history of a time period; the 14th century is unfairly viewed as dull. I am also a bit of a history buff.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein. It’s pretty standard, but I read this a number of times in my youth. It’s an example of somebody taking the time to flesh out a fully-realized world, and not just giving characters funny names.
Earliest Memory of Using Something High-Tech
I had a chess computer in the late ’70s.
First Thing I Built
I built a working ham radio from a kit.