Department Contact Information

Physics Department

Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
Fax: (805) 756-2435
Chair: Jennifer Klay

Support Physics

Website Update

Brian Granger

Brian Granger

Associate Professor


Google Scholar


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001
  • B.S., Westmont College, 1994

Research Interests

  • Interactive Computing
  • Open-source software tools for data science and scientific computing
  • Data visualization
  • Quantum Computing
  • Theoretical Atomic Physics


Brian is an Associate Professor of Physics at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he teaches Physics and Data Science and does research in interactive computing. He is a leader of the Python project, co-founder of Project Jupyter and is an active contributor to a number of other open source projects focused on data science in Python. In 2016, he co-created the Altair package for statistical visualization in Python. He is a advisory board member of the NumFOCUS Foundation and a faculty fellow of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.




Related Content