Biographical Sketch

Gordon Kindlmann was born December 3, 1972 at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Nineteen years later, he returned there for his first full-time job, in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, maintaining mainframe code and making it Y2K clean. In the intervening years he attended public schools in North Branford and Guilford, Connecticut. During summers, he played clarinet at the Point Counter Point and Tanglewood music programs. He attended Cornell University from 1991 to 1995, graduating with a BA in Mathematics. His freshman year stab at a physics major brought an appreciation of the power of symmetry arguments; his math major taught him the importance of diligence and consistency in academic work, qualities he is still striving for. Senior year he played drums in the hardcore band barcode. Between 1995 and 1997 he was an MS student in the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University, where his research on volume rendering was distracted and enriched by forays into color theory, computer vision, mathematical visualization, and theories of digital culture.