Greenbelt, MD 20771
Personal Url: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/search/Person/WrightErnie.html
Ernie Wright has been using computer graphics to visualize scientific data for two decades. His early work included isosurface cloud visualization for the Defense Nuclear Agency Weapon Effects Directorate and terrain visualization for the Central Intelligence Agency Office of Imagery Analysis. More recently, he was a LightWave 3D senior programmer, leading LightWave's third-party developer community as the host of its Internet mailing list and the author of the LightWave Server Development Kit. His interests include amateur astronomy and the history and philosophy of science; a short paper about his open-source software for visualizing the star catalog in Ptolemy's Almagest appeared in the May 2007 Journal for the History of Astronomy. He has a B.S. in computer and information science with a minor in communication from University of Maryland University College. He currently works as a programmer/animator in Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio.