Silicon Valley Faculty
Philip Gust has been working with computers for over 40 years. He learned to program while in high school for a science fair project to land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars and return samples to earth. A NASA special award led to a job during college, working on unmanned space crafts that have visited every planet in the solar system and beyond, including Mariner 10, Viking, and Voyager.
He also taught computer science at the University of Arizona and wrote the textbook for one of the courses. Since then, he has worked at a number of companies, from large multinationals to startups, including several on the founding team, and he has developed dozens of software products.
His publications include journal and magazine articles, and papers in conference proceedings. He has been active in professional societies for many years, including the ACM and the IEEE, where he is a senior life member in both. He has served on boards of several commercial companies and nonprofits. He is also an international award-winning costume designer and cosplayer, and editor of The Virtual Costumer magazine.