tysonmao1Tyson is the co-founder and current board member of the World Cube Association, an international organization that regulates competitive Rubik’s Cube solving events.  In 2005, he set the world record for solving a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded, and also worked with Will Smith for the film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness.’  In 2006, he appeared on the CW Television Network’s ‘Beauty and the Geek’ as one of the participants of the second incarnation of the reality television show.  Tyson published a beginner method for solving the Rubik’s Cube that was popularized by a set of 8 videos on the Rubik’s website and released a DVD with Winning Moves Games in 2008.  He is a graduate of Caltech and holds a degree in astrophysics.