Staff R&D Engineer
Zack Galbreath graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in December of 2004 with a B.S. in Computer Science & Philosophy. After joining Kitware, he returned to RPI to study Computer & Systems Engineering, eventually receiving his M.S in December of 2011. His master’s thesis focused on identifying and analyzing cellular structures in 3D images of brain tissue.
Zack has contributed to Kitware’s growth and success in a number of ways. He has helped to improve our core open source platforms, including VTK, ITK, CMake, and ParaView. At one point he also served as the company’s systems administrator.
Throughout his career at Kitware, Zack has had the privilege of collaborating with leading researchers in their pursuit of solutions to important problems. Among these are:
- open access and reproducible science (Insight Journal)
- schizophrenia (National Alliance for Medical Image Computing)
- investigating the brain’s immune response to neural implants (Farsight)
- analyzing the evolutionary Tree of Life (AVATOL)
- creating an augmented reality platform for mobile devices (Tango)
Lately, Zack has been the driving force behind the continued development of CDash. He is also involved in new feature development for CTest. He works closely with the rest of the data & analytics team, developing information visualization and analysis tools for scientific researchers.