My name is Nathan Mitchell and I am currently working as Lead Simulation Developer for Avametric. At Avametric I am actively designing and improving advanced cloth simulation software to support digital clothing e-commerce services. Previously, I completed a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where I was a member of the UW Visual Computing Lab. During my time there, my primary academic interests included deformable object simulation, software optimization for heterogeneous hardware, and rendering. As part of my prior research, I was the lead developer on a virtual surgery project, which aimed to provide a virtual authoring and practice tool for plastic surgeons.
My advisor at the University of Wisconsin is Eftychios Sifakis. Before I began my graduate program, I attended the University of Edinboro in Pennsylvania for my undergraduate degree in computer science. I have also worked with the Math and Computer Science division of Argonne National Labs, where I helped develop software for managing cluster provisioning.
In my personal time, I am an avid enthusiast of board games and tabletop RPGS. I also enjoy baking desserts.