Asher Soldwedel is an Auburn University graduate (BME), with many years of experience in graphic design, mathematics, information technology, and project management. He joined the FAU Visual Planning Technology (VPT) Lab in 1999 and is the VPT Lab coordinator, financial officer, and IT manager. He is also the computer systems coordinator for the School of Urban and Regional Planning, which involves guest lecture contributions to undergraduate and graduate-level technology and workshop courses. Asher has served as the PI, Co-PI, or collaborator on over 30 research projects related to redistricting, GIS support, graphic design, and website design for non-profit agencies and community based organizations. His latest research projects involve creating redistricting options for the cities of Pembroke Pines and Hollywood and a pilot project for creating a 3D downtown computer model for planning studies.