Travis V. Thelen joined Virtual Chemistry in August, 2003, bringing broad experience in life sciences, software development, and engineering. Dr. Thelen joined Virtual Chemistry from Deltagen, Inc. where he served as Group Leader of Application Development. While at Deltagen, Dr. Thelen played a key role in LIMS (laboratory information management systems) development, data warehousing and data management implementations, and development of Deltagen's functional genomics platform DeltaBase.
Dr. Thelen has consulted for such companies as: Gensym, TRW, BMC Software, Atlantic Research Corporation, US Army LIA Labs, Computer Sciences Corporation, US Air Force, and Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals. Consulting engagements include such diverse applications as: Real-time fault diagnosis (root-cause analysis) of distributed software and network systems; dynamic scheduling, planning, and optimization applications; business process modeling and re-engineering; laboratory automation and integration applications; and knowledge management system development.
Dr. Thelen did post-doctoral work with Dr. Robert L. Welch of Gensym Corporation working on applications of Bayesian network technology to fault diagnosis and real-time reliability analysis after receiving Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemical & Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Thelen also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.