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Applied Humor Associates provides consulting and services to assist organizations to effectively apply humor in improving technical innovation, communication and education. Our strength is derived from the unique qualifications of our team that include a unique integration of technical and humor skills.

After a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT, Pete Ludovice did postdoctoral research at IBM, NASA and the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule in Zurich Switzerland, where he learned a number of things like how to pronounce Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule. An Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, he carries out research in the computer simulation of synthetic and biological macromolecules and the application of humor to improve technical innovation, communication and education. He has appeared as a stand-up comedian in front of technical and non-technical audiences across the U.S., and is currently touring with his one-man show “Feel the Power of the Dork Side.” “Inside the Black Box” is the title of his weekly radio show on WREK-Atlanta on science and technology whose motto is “Science, only funnier.”

Lew Lefton received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1987.  After holding positions in California and Louisiana, he joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1999 where he is currently the Director of Information Technology for the School of Mathematics and the College of Sciences.  Lefton's research interests are in scientific computing and applied mathematics.  In addition to his professional life in academia, Lefton has over 25 years of experience as a stand-up and improvisational comedian.  He currently runs an improvisation troupe of high school students in Atlanta, and he is investigating the use of humor and improvisation to catalyze technical innovation.  His business card sums it up best:  Lew Lefton, Mathematician/Stand Up Comic, "He's funny and he can prove it"