My name is Andy Wildenberg, and I'm a Ceiling Support Technician and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT.
When I'm not professing, I enjoy playing around with a lot of different things. I am a hacker to the core. Not the kind of "black hat" people who are looking to break into and/or disrupt other people's systems, but the a hacker in the classic definition - somebody who is always looking out for clever and innovative solutions to hard problems. I try hard to help my students experience what it means to hack.
My Ph.D. research is in Computer Vision, which basically means teaching a computer to understand an image, as opposed to Image Processing which applies algorithms to images without requiring the computer to understand what the pixels represent. My research was on real-time tracking in images, which means taking a video stream (from an overpass, for example) and finding and following objects of interest (cars, for example, to determine how fast they're going and whether the drivers are drunk).
Nowadays I play with a lot of other things. I work with several Biology faculty and CS undergraduate researchers on Bioinformatics, much of it centered on a DNA construct called a MITE. I do work doing web-app development, sometimes with Wordpress and sometimes without. My credits include CoalDiver.org, Plains Justice and Cognitive Media.
I also play with fractals, photomosaics, robotics and microcontrollers. You can find links to those pages on the menu bar.
This webpage is still quite experimental, so please excuse the mess.