Staff R&D Engineer
Tim Thirion is currently a Staff R&D Engineer on the medical computing team. At Kitware, Tim leads development on cross-platform, distributed, and mixed-reality interactive medical applications, which bridge desktop, mobile, and the web. These applications have supported surgical robotics, ultrasound sonographers, and medical practitioners in both preoperative and intraoperative settings.
He and his team at Kitware work directly with designers to deliver modern, unique, and polished user interfaces and experiences. As his work is medically focused, 510(k) and HIPAA considerations are fundamental to his development process.
Prior to joining Kitware, he was a Software Engineer at 3D Systems by way of its acquisition of Geomagic, Inc., in early 2013. His credits at 3D Systems/Geomagic include the iSense 3D scanning app, Geomagic Print, a fully 3D client for 3D printing, and the Capture plug-ins for SpaceClaim and SolidWorks. He was also a primary developer on several custom software solutions for digital dentistry and orthodontics while at Geomagic.
In 2008, Tim earned his M.S. in computer science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied computational geometry, focusing on compression and interpolation methods for geographic information system data. In 2005, he earned his dual B.S.from Purdue University in computer science and mathematics with a minor in physics.