I am a member of the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I've worked with ORNL since 2000 designing and implementing multiple computer systems and applications for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and other Federal Agencies.
My current research focus is on applying social computing principles to the design of information sharing systems. I am the lead designer and lead developer for ORNL’s Sensorpedia project. Other research interests include robotics, user interface design, human-computer interaction, visual analytics, and standardized data formats for wide-area sensor network visualization.
Outside the lab, I coordinate multimedia for Northstar Church and assist in the Children and Student Ministries. I have served as an instructor for ITT Technical Institute and coach of a local FIRST LEGO League robot competition team for middle school aged children. Hobbies include collecting toy robots, guns, disc golf, and reading. David holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee.