Joe Tylka is from Silver Spring, Maryland, and he is a first year graduate student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He received his B.S. in Physics with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Maryland in May 2012. Joe has been a musician for almost his whole life, and has had an interest in music technology and audio equipment for many years now. He is also very interested in acoustics, transducer design, and signal processing.