Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan Shaw

Research Scientist
Architecture
Academic Specialty: 
3D Modeling
Jonathan Shaw is a Research Scientist II in the College of Architecture's Digital Building Lab. He holds an M.S. degree in Design Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Studio Art. Jonathan is an instructor of two graduate level courses on Online Visualization Environments in the College of Architecture. Jonathan's previous work experience as a Research Scientist I in the College of Computing gave him exposure to a wide range of research applications of computer graphics, visualization, and usability. Jonathan's primary responsibilities are to train and manage Imagine Lab members work on the Georgia Tech Campus model and other external projects. His current research focus is the use of Multi-User Online Visualization Environments to support collaborative design and evaluation of architectural designs, integration of building information models with real time visualization models, and the combination motion capture data, collision models, and physical simulations within visualization environments to evaluate the accessibility of designs. He is working with the Advanced Wood Products Lab, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, and the GVU Center on a variety of grant proposals and projects. His work with a variety of external clients in the metro Atlanta area have helped increase the Imagine Lab's reputation as a leading research laboratory in Architectural Visualization and Collaborative Design. Recent projects such as the Georgia Aquarium and the New World of Coca Cola have put the Imagine Lab's work on view to an international audience. During his time in Imagine Lab he has been promoting and teaching the use of video game industry technologies for academic use within multiple disciplines across the Georgia Tech campus and other universities. Jonathan also supports the GVU audio/video equipment, multi-platform hardware/software, and events for the GVU labs. Jonathan is a graduate from Georgia Tech's College of Architecture with a Master of Science in Design Computing. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Montana and Kennesaw State University for two degrees in Studio Art and Mathematics. Jonathan is involved in three-dimensional modeling/animation software development and applications. Jonathan has completed a three-year apprenticeship under a watch/clockmaker and is currently an apprentice to a goldsmith. He has collected artists and craftsmans tools over the past ten years working on artwork in a variety of mediums (stone, wood, metal, and drawing/painting). His literary interests are pre-early 20th century with a specific interest in 19th century Russian Literature.