Mr. David Nesbitt

Computer Science

Current Courses

Personal Bio

Mr. Nesbitt is Software Director at Mapzen, a part of Samsung Research. He is technical manager and lead of the Mapzen Mobility team, developing open source routing and navigation software. Prior to this he was Chief Architect at MapQuest, an America On Line company. His primary responsibility was the design and development of the driving directions software and shortest path algorithms. He also led development of the navigation and guidance services and traffic services. He led the Android team developing an OpenGL ES 2 on device map drawing engine and has been lead developer of legacy map drawing systems. He has also consulted for a company doing 3-D imagery and texture mapping using OpenGL. Prior to moving to MapQuest, he was a member of the Senior Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in the Air Defense Systems Department. He has 32 years experience with computer graphics. He has experience with both 2-D and 3-D computer graphics using OpenGL, OpenGL ES 2, and WebGL on platforms from phones to PCs to high-end workstations.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Arts Physics, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Bachelor of Arts Economics, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Master of Science Numerical Science, The Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Lecturer, JHU Whiting School of Engineering