James L. Bigler


Utilize state of the art techniques in graphics and visualization in scientific applications.


University of Utah , 1995-1996 1998-2001
  • BS in Computer Science, graduated Cum Laude
  • Honors at Entrance Scholarship, University of Utah
  • Cumulative 3.85 G.P.A.
  • Variety of Computer Science courses
  • Skills in the Japanese Language

Computer Skills

Experience with:

  • Parallel programming using multi-threading
  • B-spline, bezier line and surface algorithms
  • Irix, Linux, and Windows operating systems
  • Office 97
  • C, C++, Visual C++, Java, and J++ on Windows and Unix Platforms
  • HTML and Web Page Design
  • OpenGL programming

Programming experience:

  • Parallel ray tracer with single bounce path tracing, 2002
  • Single-pass Radiosity approximation using OpenGL, 2000
  • Implemented a Web browser in Java/J++, 1999
  • Produced a Graphical User Interface in C++ for a LISP Interpreter, as team leader, 1998
  • Wrote a text-based role playing game engine in C++, 1996

Work Experience

Salt Lake City, UT
June 2000-Present

Worked on visualization of a multi-processor explosion simulator data for the C-SAFE project.

Developed and applied interactive ray-tracing techniques to visualize large scale data.

Salt Lake City, UT
August 1999-May 2000

Worked to develop and improve leading edge graphic technology. Developed skills of working in a technology environment.

  • Telephone Agent
    Communications & Commerce LLT
Salt Lake City, UT
June-August 1999t

Developed customer relationship skills in high-pressure situations. Designed direct sales strategies and implemented them on a day to day basis for customers.

  • Tutor
    Parkview Elementary
Salt Lake City, UT
January-February 1999

Learned to use diverse teaching strategies in tutoring and mentoring behind grade level readers.

  • Janitor
    University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Developed methods to do janitorial work better, faster and more efficiently for the James Talmage Building.


  • Participated in several community choirs as a Tenor.
Salt Lake City, UT
August 1999-May 2001

  • Organized two local bands. Wrote original songs and performed the songs with them for fun.
Brigham City, UT

Reference available opon request