People

Directors
Worthy Martin Co-Director Worthy Martin 434-924-3004 Worthy Martin received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas-Austin in 1981. He then joined the University of Virginia in 1982 as a professor of Computer Science. He is the author or co-author of 55 papers. His primary research interest is dynamic scene analysis, i.e., computer vision in the context of time-varying imagery, as well as the fundamental concepts involved in machine perception systems composed of independent processes operating in distributed computing environments and cooperating to form interpretations of image sequences.
Daniel Pitti Co-Director Daniel Pitti 434-924-6594 Daniel Pitti specializes in research project design with a particular focus on the use of markup and database technologies. During his almost seven years at IATH, he has designed and implemented numerous markup schema and has designed several database schema in support of research projects. Pitti is also the principal technical architect of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context (EAC). EAD has been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch, and Chinese, and is recognized and used internationally as the standard for communicating archival description. EAC is a prototype standard for the description of people, individuals, families, and corporate bodies. Though in the initial stages of development, it has been translated into Spanish and German.
Staff
Robbie Bingler Senior Programmer Analyst Robbie Bingler 434-982-4556 Robbie Bingler, is a programmer in language de Jour, database and interface developer, bug wrangler, and all around integration specialist to "make things work." He is also the person on the other end of Keswick's leash.
Shayne Brandon System Administrator Shayne Brandon 434-924-3407 Shayne enjoys everything but work. Hobbies include woodworking, growing fruit, building things, watching TV, and dreaming. Has the ability to befriend scoundrels and rascals in addition to kings and queens - though the opportunity to meet kings and queens hasn't materialized yet. And he loves his family.
Cindy Girard IT Specialist Cindy Girard 434-982-4547 Cindy is IATH's resident XML geek, as well as being the backup sysadmin. Her children take up most of her world, so if you ask her what's new, be prepared for a list of developmental milestones, cute mannerisms, and not-so-cute tantrums. In her spare time, she's become an online gaming geek. She also plays softball (and volleyball), and she's always looking for women to play on her team - so if you play softball (or even just want to learn), give her a shout. She's willing to beg, if necessary.
Keswick Recreation Specialist Keswick Keswick, a well-bred Virginia gentleman, is a proud graduate of the rigorous Service Dogs of Virginia training program. He is partnered with Robbie Bingler, and his duties include canine and small animal liaison services, 3D object retrieval, real-time socialization routines and social networks, and visitor querying and investigation services. He is also demonstrating an unexpected facility for languages, having rapidly acquired an admirable grasp of Italian.
Service Dogs of Virginia
Doug Ross Programmer Analyst Doug Ross 434-243-2112 Doug is IATH's codeman. He likes writing code, and particularly enjoys creating Internet accessible human-user interfaces to databases. He has a bright young daughter, likes riding his bicycle to work, eats organic/local and drinks tea. Find out more here.
Joy Shifflette Administrative Procedures Specialist Joy Shifflette 434-924-4527 Joy is the heart and soul of IATH and keeps everyone happy (she IS in charge of payroll, after all). She is the only one who really knows what's going on. She has the patience of a saint, until she's ticked off, and enjoys practical jokes and cheese fries.
Sarah Wells Scholarly and Technical Communications Officer Sarah Wells 434-924-4370 Sarah has worked at IATH, on and off, since 1995. Her current job has a variety of tasks, including project management, XML mark-up, and technical writing. She also studies opera and has her black belt in karate, so that what cannot be gained from logical persuasion can be gained through hysterical sobbing or an intimidating glare.
In Memoriam
Harpo Recreation Specialist Harpo Harpo, was a native Virginian and highly trained service dog. He provided the public face of IATH. His many skills included tracking tennis balls, exercising squirrels, inspecting wastebaskets, and distracting the staff during meetings. He was always cheerful, always happy to have visitors, never quarreled or offended, and never made the server crash, which is indeed a unique achievement amongst IATH employees.