Daniel Matthew Taub graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 with a S.B. major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a minor in Biomedical Engineering, and a concentration in Japanese Language Studies.
In 2007, Daniel attended the Y Combinator Startup School and shortly thereafter decided to return to Boston to work at a local startup company. Whilst working at Talking Lights, he expanded his electrical engineering abilities, built context-aware healthcare systems to assist people with brain injuries and those living with Alzheimer's disease, and published a paper evaluating their system.
In 2009, he returned to MIT to study user interfaces and to complete his EECS Master's at the Media Lab's Camera Culture group. He traveled to the United Kingdom as part of a collaboration with Microsoft Research Cambridge, using computer vision to develop the Bokode technology into a 6-DOF contactless optical pen.
After completing his graduate degree, he worked as a research associate and programmer at FDO Partners, where he designed and implemented a framework to visualize the massive amount of data coming from the firm's daily operations in the global equities market. He went on to explore semantic analytics and then the field of biotechnology, connecting the software and hardware necessary to engineer wetware at Ginkgo Bioworks.
Daniel has operated as a freelance consultant, and was contracted by Philips Color Kinetics to work on research and development of light-centered interactions. He learned to balance these bread-and-butter programming jobs with the artistic edge of new media experiments traversed by the DIY LED Lighting company SaikoLED and the educational non-profit CEMI.
Daniel recently spent two years as a software engineer at Autodesk developing web-based collaborative design software tailored to 3D printing. His work there was part of a collaboration with Voxel8, a startup that is developing a 3D printer capable of printing electronic wires.For fun, he likes to design media-heavy interactions, invent new ways to communicate, and freely distribute exciting ideas for our collective knowledge.
Also, he likes to 3D print duplo- and lego-compatible blocks.
Last updated on July 19, 2016