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Design Science, Inc.
Management Team

Paul R. Topping
President & CEO

Paul co-founded Design Science in 1986 and has since held the position of President & CEO. He is also the principal architect and original programmer of the company's MathType product, and continues to provide technical leadership at the company.

Prior to founding Design Science, Paul held technical and management positions within a number of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) companies. He specialized in user interaction and programming language design. Paul received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Paul also did graduate work in Computer Science at USC and the University of California at Irvine.

Bruce Virga
Executive Vice President of Sales & Business Development, COO

Bruce is an integral member of Design Science’s senior management team, responsible for driving the worldwide sales of the company's products and technologies, the principal representative for the company's strategic relationships and OEM licensing business, and responsible for the efficient and effective operation and improvement of the company's business systems.

Bruce joined Design Science in 1994 after 10 entrepreneurial years as the co-founder and chief marketing officer of several successful start-ups. Bruce received a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from State University of New York, F.I.T.

In Memoriam

Robert Miner
Vice President, Research and Development

Robert led Design Science's research and development efforts since 2000. He passed away on December 6, 2011 from liver cancer. Robert was a pioneer and leader in the field of mathematics on the web, acting as co-chair of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Math Working Group that developed MathML. He oversaw the development of MathFlow, MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathDaisy and MathJax products, initiated research programs for adding value to electronic math content, including math-aware searching and mathematics accessibility, and wrote and spoke extensively on the impact of MathML on technical publishing. Robert is survived by his wife Emily and his son Bill.

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