Alexander D. Stoyen , Ph.D.
Strategic Initiatives and Portfolio Management
P (585) 594-0025
F (585) 594-8623
Dr. Stoyen joined Dawnbreaker in 2007 to lead the Strategic Initiatives area and to serve on the Business Acceleration team. He has expert knowledge of software technology and product development, business development, funding, marketing and program management, interrelationships among academia, industry and government sectors, and government relations as pertaining to budgeting, planning, authorizations and appropriations. Dr. Stoyen's strong organizational and communications skills accompany the foregoing credentials in the technology field.
Previously, Dr. Stoyen was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Systems Inc. (21CSI®), a pioneer in agent-based decision support systems for time and mission critical Department of Defense and Homeland Security applications. Under Dr. Stoyen's leadership, 21CSI grew to nearly 150 employees. 21CSI's products, such as the High Resolution Situational Awareness system being used by the Marines in Iraq, transformed the way people and computers work together. Use of intelligent agents enabled these systems to adapt to changing environments and improve crucial decisions and response time by continually assessing multiple data streams. In both 2005 and 2006, 21CSI was named to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies. 21CSI has been named to the Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 2006 List for Virginia. In 2006, 21CSI was honored by the prestigious 2006 Tibbetts Award, which recognized the company as a leader in small business innovative research (SBIR).
Dr. Stoyen's other prior appointments included the University of Nebraska and the Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology and Engineering, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. Dr. Stoyen has contributed significantly to a number of key technological concepts in real-time systems, complex systems and decision support systems. He has published more than 130 articles in journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Stoyen has served as an organizer of many professional events, chair of IEEE Technical Committees, and editor or guest editor of book series and archived peer-reviewed journals, including the IEEE Computer, J. Real-Time Imaging and J. Real-Time Systems. Dr. Stoyen is a recipient of an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award.
Dr. Stoyen holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.