John Martirano has collaborated with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, scholars and artists in academia, industry and elsewhere. He has designed and implemented key technologies at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, initially working with Michael Welge’s Automated Learning Group on datamining infrastructure and later with visualization luminary Donna Cox on interactive visualization and communication technologies. Martirano has collaborated on astrophysical visualization with Stephen Hawkings Lab in Cambridge and Mike Norman in San Diego, on Climate Change visualization and analysis with Professor Donald Wuebbles, Head of the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Illinois, and on Media Research with Professor Robert W. McChesney. His technologies have been presented at conferences throughout the USA and Europe. While at NCSA, he proposed and received funding from industry, from campus initiatives, and also helped to author major proposals to NSF and elsewhere. Industrial work both in and outside NCSA has included relationships with Caterpillar and Motorola. Martirano was a founding research consultant with MedExpert International, a medical informatics company. He invented D2K, a rapid application development environment for the design of data-flow applications and a major driver for NCSA and the basis for a major UIUC startup. John is currently working with Common Ground Publishing to implement a next-generation online learning environment with Ruby on Rails and Javascript.

John In Colca Valley PeruMartirano has a BFA in Photography  and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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