This is my (Joel Brown's) minimalist home page.

I grew up in West Lafayette, IN, and then attended Harvard. After spending a year at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen, Germany, and a short stint working at Oracle, I entered graduate school in the Computer Science Department at Stanford.

My thesis advisor was Jean-Claude Latombe, and I was co-advised by Kevin Montgomery. My dissertation work was in the areas of Soft Tissue Simulation, Surgical Simulation, and Knot Tying Simulation.

I am currently working at Google in Pittsburgh.

I can be reached via email at or