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Management Team
Paul Schuepp Paul Schuepp - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Schuepp joined Animetrics in 2003 to transition the company from pure technology to a facial biometric solutions provider today. Mr. Schuepp has 30 years experience in Information Technology and Telecom, primarily in sales and business development, where he grew business at Snowshore Networks(now Dialogic), Lucent (now Lucent Alcatel) , Ascend Communications (now Lucent Alcatel), Stratus Computer and IBM. He has a proven track record developing new business channels for high tech products and in international sales.

Prior to joining Animetrics, Schuepp opened sales offices of distribution in Japan, China and Korea. While Vice President of North American Sales for Lucent , revenue in his territory, Emerging Service Providers, increased by $500 million. At Stratus Computer, Mr. Schuepp was Vice President of Worldwide Channels, and grew sales to over $200 million, representing more than one third of the company's total revenue.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Animetrics, he is responsible for executing the company's marketing and sales strategy, raising investment capital and strategic planning.

Dr. Michael I. Mille Dr. Michael I. Miller - Chairman of the Board, Chief Scientist and Founder
Dr. Miller founded Animetrics in 2002 applying his imaging technology inventions to facial biometrics. A recognized leader and pioneer in areas of image understanding, pattern theory, computer vision, and medical imaging, and has pioneered the field of Computational Anatomy. In 2002 Dr. Miller was recognized by ISI Essential Science Indicators for Citations in the Field of Engineering. In 2001 he was named International Man of the Year for contributions to Science by Cambridge Biographical. In 1986 Dr. Miller was one of one hundred young scientists selected by the National Science Foundation as a National Presidential Awardee for their future promise to the advancement of American Science. 

Dr. Miller has authored over one hundred peer-reviewed publications in medical imaging, image understanding, and Computational Anatomy.He is currently the Seder Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Imaging Science at Johns Hopkins University.

As Animetrics Chief Scientist Dr. Miller leads the technology development for Animetrics for all of its products.

Joel Breen Joel Breen - VP Consumer/Commercial Sales
Joel is the latest addition to Animetrics having joined in 2010 to oversee and develop the new Consumer and Commercial lines of business. Joel has over 15 years experience in Digital/New Media and Emerging Technologies, primarily in marketing strategy and business development. Joel helped grow new business and developed integrated marketing strategies at Sokolove Law, Blue Dolphin Group, Luxury Media Corporation, Inacom Information Systems, Inergy On-Line and Pinehurst Group.
Prior to joining Animetrics, Joel most recently oversaw Digital Media strategy and execution as Senior Vice President at Sokolove Law, where under his tenure the company launched dozens of targeted consumer website and integrated marketing campaigns, culminating with the award winning MesoRC.com which won a Web Award for Excellence in Healthcare, a first for a law office to win such an award. While Vice President and General Manager for Blue Dolphin Group Joel's group built a co-marketing network with over 5,000 affiliates including Yahoo, and Lycos growing from $0 in revenue to generating more than $10 million in less than 18 months.
As Vice President for Animetrics, Joel is responsible for the development and execution the company's Consumer and Commercial Business strategies.
Richard Search Richard Search - Director of Program Management
Mr. Search is a 40-year veteran in the IT industry. He has held executive positions in hardware and software engineering, product management, systems integration, marketing and sales in Fortune 100 corporations, as well as emerging firms. Prior to joining Animetrics, Richard was Executive Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at AssureTec Systems, an industry leading developer of document authentication technologies.
Richard's additional experience includes SVP/VP of Marketing & Product Management at McDATA Corporation, DotHill Corporation and Hitachi Data Systems, where he provided the leadership in designing and implementing new product and marketing strategies, successfully growing revenues and increasing market recognition and penetration of existing and newly introduced product lines. Previously, Richard spent 13 years at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was VP of Storage Solutions Engineering and Director of Product Management and Marketing, playing a key role in the development and successful launching of DEC's StorageWorks product line into the open storage market, with revenues in excess of $1.6B. Additionally, Richard spent 18 years at IBM where he held numerous management positions in engineering, marketing, and sales. Richard holds a B.S. from Penn State University.
Dr. Marc A. Vaillant Dr. Marc A. Vaillant - CTO, Director Engineering
Dr. Vaillant joined Animetrics after completing his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

His dissertation was on diffeomorphic surface matching and tangent space representations. Dr. Vaillant also received an MSE and BS in Biomedical Engineering. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Vaillant developed methodologies for cortical registration and analysis using spherical representations.
Dr. Vaillant as the lead architect is responsible for Animetrics core technologies, implementation and architecture strategy.

Senior Staff
Dr. Guoqiang "Gary" Zang Dr. Guoqiang "Gary" Zang - Scientist
Dr. Zang joined Animetrics in February 2004 after completing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation research was on the fundamental limitations in control system design. He received his MS in Computer Science and his MS in Applied Math from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Shandong University, China.
Dr. Zang is one of Animetrics' principle scientific programmers in the development of our technologies. He is a proven top programmer in graphics, signal processing, mathematics and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Carey Priebe Dr. Carey Priebe - Principal Scientist
Dr. Priebe as Animetric’s principal scientist  is a leading expert in nonparametric statistics and classifier design.,  Dr. Priebe is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. At Johns Hopkins, he also holds joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Imaging Science. He is a past President of the Interface Foundation of North America - Computing Science & Statistics, a past Chair of the Section on Statistical Computing of the American Statistical Association, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, and Computational Statistics.
Dr. Priebe’s research interests are in computational statistics, kernel and mixture estimates, statistical pattern recognition, statistical image analysis, and statistical inference for high-dimensional and graphical data. He was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2002.
As principal scientist at Animetrics, Dr. Priebe is responsible for the development of face recognition algorithms.


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