Joe Grand is the President of Grand Idea Studio, where he specializes in the invention, design, and licensing of consumer product. Joe was a co-host of Prototype This! on Discovery Channel, an engineering entertainment show that has aired around the world and followed the process of four people building crazy, one-of-a-kind prototypes.
Joe is a former member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries and has testified before the United States Senate regarding homeland computer security. He has spent almost two decades finding security flaws in hardware devices and educating engineers on how to increase the security of their designs.
A successful entrepreneur, Joe has been involved in electronics since the age of seven, holds four granted patents, is the author of multiple books, and is on the Technical Advisory Board for MAKE Magazine. His work has been featured in worldwide media outlets, such as CNN, Wired, The New York Times, and Forbes.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University and a Doctorate of Science in Technology (Honorary) degree from the University of Advancing Technology. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and young son. On occasion, he escapes his laboratory and appears in the outside world as a competitive runner.