Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Hansen is one of the original founders of GeoFusion and is GeoFusion's Chief Scientist and Software Architect. Mr. Hansen is a visionary, mathematician, and guru-level engineer who has an in-depth understanding of computer graphics rendering and texture-mapping processes, as well as a highly developed capacity for extreme optimization. Mr. Hansen is one of the early pioneers of Digital Earth Technology, inventing the GeoMatrix® platform in 1999. Prior to co-founding GeoFusion, Mr. Hansen was a pivotal Graphics Software Engineer at Silicon Graphics (SGI) for ten years, simulating graphics microchips for design verification, directly contributing to the company's reputation for innovation and rapid rise during the birth of advanced digital graphic imaging technologies. Mr. Hansen received his B.S. in Computer and Information Science and did graduate work at the University of California at Santa Cruz.