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Pat Maeda
  • developing new optical technologies in laser scanning, imaging, optical sensing, solid-state illumination, and solar concentration
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; B.S. degree in both Physics and Mathematics
  • 28 patents in optical systems, diffractive optics, MEMS, optical sensors, image processing, laser scanning systems


Joerg Martini
  • flow cytometry techniques for point-of-care applications
  • expertise in multiphoton microscopy, human cartilage implants, nuclear protein export, force spectroscopy
  • Ph.D., physics


Ion Matei
  • modeling, analysis, and design of dynamical systems
  • reliability and diagnosis studies for cyber-physical systems, developing failure mechanisms models for physical components
  • B.S. and M.S., Electrical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest Romania; M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park


John Maxwell
  • efficient algorithms for parsing, generation, and translation
  • machine learning techniques for processing natural language
  • pioneered WYSIWYG music notation editor; part of original Smalltalk object-oriented programming team; helped develop Cedar experimental programming environment
  • technical lead for PARC's XLE parser, commercialized most recently through Powerset, Inc. (acquired by Microsoft)
  • SB and SM, Computer Science, MIT


Rob McHenry
Rob McHenry
Chief Operating Officer

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  • leads company-wide technical project execution and business support teams
  • innovation and technology development executive for public and private sectors
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, MIT; B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy




Ping Mei
  • printed electronics for digital processing and device integration toward low-cost manufacturing fabrication and novel device applications
  • passion for developing disruptive technologies that may improve our lives
  • Ph.D. and B.S., Physics, Rutgers University and Peking University respectively
  • 60 issued U.S. patents and more than 60 journal publications and book chapters


Raj Minhas
Raj Minhas
Vice President, Director of Interaction and Analytics Lab

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  • directs wide range of research activities including high performance computing, cognitive science, agile organizations and machine learning
  • Ph.D. and M.S.. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto; B.E., Delhi University


Amir M. Mirzendehdel
  • design automation for digital manufacturing
  • analysis and manufacturing planning at multiple scales; additive and hybrid technologies
  • Ph.D. and M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran


Shiwali Mohan
  • adaptive agents for facilitating positive health behavior change and on knowledge representation and acquisition for task-driven dialog agents.
  • artificial intelligence, agent design and learning, cognitive systems and architectures, and psycholinguistics
  • Ph.D. from University of Michigan's Computer Science and Engineering department; M.S. in computer science from University of Michigan; a B.Tech in instrumentation and control engineering from Delhi University in India


Kate Murphy
  • expertise in additive manufacturing, polymer processing, composites, nanoscale mechanics, thermal properties of materials
  • focusing on co-extrusion of battery electrodes, polymer spray deposition
  • Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Physics, Applied Mathematics, George Washington University


Marzieh Nabi
Marzieh Nabi
Director of Business Strategy

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  • Director of Business Strategy
  • Systems science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, business strategy, technology commercialization
  • Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and M.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Washington; M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Sharif University of Technology


Saigopal Nelaturi
  • manages the Computation for Automation in Systems Engineering area
  • intelligent automation, digital manufacturing, geometric modeling, computational design, robotics, spatial computing
  • Ph.D., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Sc., Manufacturing, University of Bath, U.K.; B.E., Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering, India



Les Nelson
  • focuses on understanding technical demands made by changing social practices
  • information-sharing and collaboration-support tools in system engineering practices
  • was a software engineer on large-scale, mission-critical, real-time systems
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Senior Member of ACM


Kirk Ocke
  • predictive analytics for child support case management and public transportation; adapting lean and agile software development techniques for use in a research organization
  • 17 patents
  • M.S., Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., Mathematics, St. John Fisher College


Aki Ohashi
Aki Ohashi
Director of Business Development

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  • business development for Japanese market; ethnographic services
  • Partner with the Venture Capital Investment Division of ngi group, inc. (formerly Netage, Inc.) in Japan
  • COO of Tilefile, KK
  • management and IT consulting at L.E.K. Consulting and Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • MBA, Carnegie Mellon University