Design Science, Inc.
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
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.
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,
Venkat has over 15 years product management and development experience taking
software / hardware products to market and managing end-to-end product
life-cycle. Prior to Design Science, Venkat was a co-founder and CTO at
RemoteReality, a venture backed developer of panoramic video and media products,
and brings a wide cross-functional skill set including developing product
vision, financial modeling & strategy. Venkat leads all Design Science's development efforts.
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.