Joe Ligman

GTAR Research Director

Joe Ligman joined the GT Applied Research team as Head of Public Cloud Data Accessibility in March 2022.

Joe’s team is currently working on cloud technology adopted to the AR/VR space for simplifying content creation and embedding immersive data in to apps and presentations. The team works on creating a platform technology for streaming, sharing, and managing immersive and unstructured data representations.

Joe joined GT Applied Research after more than 12 years at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. In the course of his career at IBM he has created and contributed technology to numerous fields, including Quantum, Mobile, Cloud, Blockchain and AI/ML. Prior to working for IBM Joe spent four years at Nokia. There he contributed to the first WebKit based mobile web browser. Joe started his career in game development at Lucas Arts LLC in San Rafael CA.  While there he contributed to several popular video games including Escape From Monkey Island and Star Wars: Force Commander. 

Joe holds several patents and has co-authored numerous research papers over the course of his career.