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Joe Fowler
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Arizona
Gould-Simpson Bldg. 733D
1040 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721-0077


Personal Background

I am from Colorado, having spent many years there in Boulder. I did not initially stray far in obtaining both my undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Colorado. However, I decided to hop over a few states and climate zones get my doctorate.

Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher in the CS Department at the University of Arizona, where I received my PhD. My advisor was Stephen Kobourov (whose office I'm currently using while he is away for the 2011-2012 academic year on sabbatical in Germany) and my fellow PhD student was Alejandro Estrella-Balderrama.

My main research interests include graph drawing and visualization, computational geometry, sensor networks, and graph-based algorithms. My dissertation thesis will focus on geometric versus the topological properties of level planarity. For more detail regarding my research, please visit my research page or the ULP web page.

On a more personal note, one of my hobbies has been taking pictures of saguaro cacti, which are overly abundant in Tucson, particularly the ugly ones. Until I came to Tucson, I had no idea just how ugly some of these things can be. What can I say except seeing is believing. Words don't really do these eye sores justice.

Click on a thumbnail below for a larger pic of the ugly cactus of your choice.