Stephen G. Eick is a thought leader in the study of visual analytics and visual business intelligence. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Eick also founded SSS-Research, LLC and Visual Insights. His leadership and innovation have resulted in numerous best-in-class product awards and a coveted Smithsonian Award for eBizInsights. Dr. Eick also served as Deputy Director, National Center for Data Mining at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He had an extensive career with Lucent Bell Labs and managed their Visualization Research Group. Under his direction, 39 patents have been filed. Dr. Eick holds his PhD in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, an MS degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and a BA in Mathematics from Kalamazoo College.