Steven Gustafson is Chief Scientist overseeing research and data science at Maana. Previously, he spent over 10 years at General Electric’s Global Research Center in New York, developing novel solutions for massive-scale, click-stream log mining for media and industrial equipment businesses, open source intelligence, and network analysis for the intelligence communities; and knowledge-driven data and analytical solutions across the finance, healthcare, and industrial sectors. Steven drove several company-wide strategies for Big Data, Semantics, and most recently Artificial Intelligence. He founded the Knowledge Discovery Lab at GE and co-founded the journal of Memetic Computing, where he was the Technical Editor-in-Chief. Steven has chaired conferences and program committees, and serves on several editorial boards. Steven is a former winner of the IEEE Intelligent System’s “AI’s 10 to Watch” award, holds over 10 patents, and has authored more than 40 peer reviewed articles.

Steven earned a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham, UK, and was a research fellow in the Automated Scheduling, Optimization and Planning Research Group.  He received his BS and MS in Computer Science from Kansas State University, and served as research assistant in the Knowledge Discovery in Databases Laboratory.