Joseph VanPelt

Senior R&D Engineer

Joseph VanPelt is a senior R&D engineer on Kitware’s Computer Vision Team located in Carrboro, North Carolina. He works closely with the cyber-physical systems team on artificial intelligence and machine learning development and systems integrations.

Prior to joining Kitware, Joseph worked at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. He was involved in custom software development and product management. He worked on a variety of applications performing robotic integration, general automation, and systems integrations. He also commonized bespoke software solutions under a single platform. One of his major accomplishments at Hexagon was integrating Cobots into a standard solution for automating complex metrology operations. He also assisted with the development of a new cloud-based IIoT platform.

Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science, with a concentration in software engineering, from Herzing University.


B.S. in computer science from Herzing University

Get to Know Joseph

Why did you want to become a Kitwarean? I absolutely love that Kitware contributes and maintains open source software. I want to be involved with an organization that does that, as well as have the ability to contribute myself. I also want to delve deeper into machine learning and artificial intelligence.

What do you love most about what you do? I enjoy learning new things, working with modern technology, and working with extremely smart colleagues.

Share something interesting about yourself that is not on your resume. I am a 3D Printing enthusiast. I built my first 3D printer from a kit and tweaked the firmware for more speed.