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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Speaker Profile

Dr. Daniel B. Koch

Dr. Daniel B. Koch

Dr. Koch joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2005 after spending 10 years in industry and 18 years in academia. From 1978 to 1987, he worked as a systems engineer in the aerospace industry for McDonnell Aircraft Company, Emerson Electric Company, and STG Electrosystems, Inc., all located in St. Louis, MO. From 1987 to 2005, Dr. Koch served as a tenured associate professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN where he initially founded and led the Electrical Engineering Department’s Communications, Information, and Signal Processing Group. Later he founded and directed the campus-wide Applied Visualization Center where research activities primarily focused on creating 3D visual simulations. Academic duties included teaching graduate courses in analog and digital communications, information theory, and digital signal processing. His current efforts are focused on creating a software framework for combining discrete-time simulation with geospatial data in virtual environments for homeland security applications.