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Currently, Mr Hoffman is a Vice President at Kitware Inc. where he develops object oriented visualization software. Mr. Hoffman completed his B.S in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 1990. He then joined General Electric Corporate Research and Development as a member of the Software Technology Program. During the program, he earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His master’s project led to the software package TargetJr that is a rich environment for Image Understanding research. The system consists of around 800K lines of C++ code and is used by GE, Oxford University, and several other sites around the world for advanced work in Computer Vision. His work on the TargetJr project concentrated on the system infrastructure, GUI, visualization and GIS.

In addition to the TargetJr package, Mr. Hoffman has contributed to the DARPA funded Image Understanding Environment (IUE) project. In 1996, he was recognized for his work as a technical directory for the IUE at the DARPA IU Workshop. As an expert in C++ and object oriented programming, he has also planned and taught several graduate level courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on C++ and large object oriented systems. He also taught a course on object oriented programming at New York University.


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