Management


Robert A. Stanley

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bob Stanley co-founded IO Informatics in 2003 with Dr. Erich Gombocz. Bob shares his vision with the IO Informatics team -- to deliver on the promise and realize the benefits of data integration, informatics and knowledge applications for Life Sciences and Healthcare.

Prior to founding IO Informatics, Bob was Chief Information Officer at Biosentients, where he designed informatics software for distributed research and data integration. Experience directing research at New York University's Bruner / Feldman Cognitive Science Laboratory, as well as work at NYU’s Academic Computing Facility / Faculty Innovation Center provide additional background for his design of the Sentient informatics software. Other experience includes his time as Associate Scientist at Zeitgeist y2k01, Ltd., where Bob focused on project management and design for data management and informatics applications.

Bob received a graduate degree in Sociology of Knowledge (epistemology and ontology) from the University of Chicago and did postgraduate work focusing in ontologies, dynamic structures and networks at New York University. He is published and referenced in peer-reviewed journals, trade publications and texts and has chaired and presented at numerous conferences. Bob has active, granted and continuing information technology patents in the US and internationally. In addition to his academic and corporate experience, he has served as principal investigator and project manager for major projects, including the software technology development for a large, collaborative NIST bioinformatics project (NIST Advanced Technology Program). He is an elected and active member of several professional organizations, including Phi Beta Kappa, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the American Medical Informatics Association, and others.

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Dr. Erich A. Gombocz

Chief Science Officer, Chair Science Advisory Board

Dr. Erich Gombocz’ has 35+ years of experience in Life Science research, robotic control, laboratory automation, and data management in scientific and distributed systems environments, plus over 35 years programming experience in instrument control, user interface, database design, scientific analysis, and on-line laboratory automation as well as being a substantial developer of innovative software algorithms and architecture.

His years as Section Head at the Department for Biochemical Analysis at the Federal Institute of Food Analysis & Research, Vienna, Austria, were pivotal for the early development of computational analysis and automation procedures in complex distributed environments. In 1978, the Institute pioneered the first nationwide Laboratory Information Management System for the Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection, connecting federal institutes and laboratories within an integrated data network. During the Chernobyl crisis in 1986, Austria's early warning system delivered real-time information critical to international decision-making. Erich’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1985, 1988) on techniques and computer models for separations, led him to build an automated real-time instrument and to found 1989 venture-backed Lab Intelligence, Inc. Its 'HPGE' system with over 20 patents achieved worldwide distribution. In 1999, he joined NucleoTech, a bio-image informatics company, as Chief Science Officer and developed two new scientific product lines, including a software suite for the Life Sciences and a real-time gene analyzer. From 2000-2003, as Chief Science Officer of Biosentients, Erich contributed substantially to design and implementation of the company's informatics technology, including its systems architecture, data structure and analytical modules. Together with Bob Stanley he founded IO Informatics in 2003. Since 2013, he focuses in the W3C HCLS on global standards for data description of linked data and on guiding the company's Science Advisory Board.

Erich has published over 60 scientific publications and holds numerous biotechnology- and software-related US and international patents. Considered an international expert in separation science and bioinformatics, he is member of several professional organizations and serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals.

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Dr. Jason Eshleman

Director of Informatics and Lead Knowledge Engineer

Jason joined IO Informatics as Informatics Project Manager in December 2009 focusing on projects involving semantic integration of experimental data correlation networks with mechanistic knowledge networks from the public domain into common local ontologies. He brings a practical and agile approach to knowledge engineering, using an iterative process that makes sources readily available for query within application ontologies early in the development life-cycle.

Prior to his time at IO Informatics, Jason co-founded Trace Genetics, an identity genomics company that focused on using personal genetic research to complement genealogical investigations. This work expands upon prior research examining the intersection of genetic, archaeological, ecological and linguistic data to test extant hypotheses of human migration in prehistoric Western North America.

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Robert "Rodj" Martin

Director of Engineering and Senior Knowledge Engineer

Mr. Martin has engineering and management degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has over 20 years experience in the software industry. Most recently he served as Director of Software Development for Pointe Technologies, focusing on custom software solutions. Mr. Martin served as Project Manager for the development and implementation of the Atlas Travel Management system, used by United Nations organizations worldwide.

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Robert A. Stanley
President, CEO

Dr. Erich A. Gombocz
Chief Science Officer,
Chair SAB

Dr. Jason Eshleman
Director of Informatics,
Lead Knowledge Engineer

Rodj Martin
Director of Engineering,
Senior Knowledge Engineer