Stuart Roth

Senior Engineer

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.”
-Abraham Lincoln

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.

Blog Posts

IoT at Human Scale
Oct 02 2015 in Connected World

We’ve been sold a narrow vision of IoT. There’s now an outstanding IOU to make IoT human-scaled, and give people greater control over their technology.