John LaGrone, PhD

Senior Software Developer

Scandy Email: john(-at-)
Personal Email: john(-at-)


Broadly speaking, my interest are in applying mathematical techniques and high performance scientific computing to a variety of interesting problems.

I am currently a software developer at Scandy, a company in New Orleans specializing in 3D scanning. I’m primarily responsible maintaining and improving existing algorithms as well as developing new mathematical methods for improving 3D scanning. You can try out some of this work by downloading the Scandy Pro app from the Apple App Store (requires an iPhone X or newer.) You can also view a scan of our Boston terrier, Lafitte, on Sketchfab

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University where I worked on the modeling and simulation of passive and active fibers in viscous flows. The applications range from understanding the dynamics of passive fibers such as actin filaments in flows to oil spill remediation using flagellated bacteria.

As a graduate student at Southern Methodist University, I worked on developing absorbing boundary conditions for wave propagation problems. As part of this work, an open source software library was released to implement these boundary conditions for Maxwell’s Equations. I am continuing to work on this, with the goal of extending the work to elastic waves, which may have applications in seismic imaging.