Senior Software Engineer
Noah Paessel is a Senior Software Engineer at the Concord Consortium where he develops applications like SageModeler and SmartGraphs. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of GeoCode, which is developing a Scaffolded Visualization Programming (SVP) tool that will allow students to program visualizations for the study of volcanic and seismic geohazards. He enjoys thinking about user interfaces, data visualization, and machine learning. Noah learned to program computers by sneaking into the computer labs of the University of Massachusetts with his mother in 1980. He has a background in the fine arts and exhibited his computer-controlled fountains at the ICA in 1992. In the late 1990’s he was building circuit boards for artists working with technology. In 2005 he founded a company that manufactured wearable computers for dogs. Most recently he taught graduate design studio courses at Northeastern University. Noah holds a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from MassArt and a Master’s degree in Media Arts from the M.I.T. Media Lab.
Q&A with Noah
- Do you have an unusual hobby or interest?
- Melancholy longing for ancient computers and software
- What’s your dream pet?
- Finger Monkey
- Favorite movie?
- Moonrise Kingdom