After completing his Ph.D., Lew E. Lefton spent two years at the University of California at Riverside. Then he took a position in the University of New Orleans mathematics department. In 1999, he moved to Georgia Tech. Lefton's research interests include scientific computing and applied mathematics. He has authored many journal articles and co-authored the textbook Introduction to Parallel and Vector Scientific Computing. Lefton is also an accomplished and experienced comedian who has performed stand-up and improv comedy for over 25 years. Lefton's comedy career has taken him around the country, where he has performed at dozens of clubs, colleges, and concerts. He also works on research that studies the use of humor and improvisation to enhance technical innovation and improve creativity.