John is the Chief Software Architect at Khan Academy where he works to provide a free education to everyone, everywhere. He’s worked on many aspects of the product: math exercises, Computer Programming, mobile, accessibility, internationalization, build systems, and performance. He leads the Frontend Infrastructure team which supports web frontend and mobile development.
In his spare time John has combined his interest in art history with his programming skill to improve digital humanities study. He’s developed a two image databases that utilize Computer Vision techniques to aide researchers: Ukiyo-e.org: Japanese woodblock print database and image search engine and PHAROS Images: Art history photo archive database. He’s a board member of the Japanese Art Society of America and is a Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University.
John lives in Brooklyn, NY with his partner composer, librettist, and multimedia artist Nell Shaw Cohen.
- 10th Anniversary of jQuery January 14, 2016
- Building an Art History Database Using Computer Vision May 28, 2015
- Using Waifu2x to Upscale Japanese Prints May 20, 2015