Stephan, our Chief Science officer, has spent over 15 years researching and developing novel machine learning, pattern recognition and multidimensional signal processing algorithms for use in a wide variety of cutting-edge applications in areas as far-ranging as condition monitoring of nuclear plants, anomaly detection in computer systems and incipient fault detection in jet engines. His innovations have formed the technological foundations for both PhysIQ and his prior company, SmartSignal, where he also served as Chief Scientist. Stephan holds 25 issued patents and currently has over 20 patent applications pending. Before working at SmartSignal, Stephan was a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, where his research focused on complex system modeling and pattern recognition for use in a variety of applications. The culmination of his group's work resulted in the development of the Multivariate State Estimation Technique (MSET), which was a recipient of the 1998 R&D 100 Award. Stephan has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.