I am a software developer and a founder of a startup software company 256gl, that has a goal to deliver AI applications which can "understand". Previously, I used to work as CTO for Outsell, where in 1999-2001 we developed one of the first commercial ChatBots for car dealerships. I was director of Academic Computing and associate professor of department of Applied Mathematics. My current research involves the study of neural networks, contextual and conversational search with practical focus on tools for building personal assistants for healthcare, smart homes, and retail business. My Credo is to merge science and engineering in harmony.