Michal Sofka completed his undergraduate work at the Czech Technical University. He received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College in 2001. He received the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2004, he was a technical employee at Siemens Corporate Research. He joined the same company as a full time Research Scientist in 2008 and became a Project Manager in 2011. During this time, he managed and directly contributed to research and development projects for various Siemens business units and external customers. In 2013, Michal joined Cisco Systems where he developed new algorithms in the area of large scale traffic analysis for threat defense. In 2016, he joined 4Catalyzer to revolutionize healthcare by designing deep neural networks for analyzing data from new types of sensors. He published more than 32 technical articles in leading journals and conferences and more than 24 patent applications. (June 2017)