Hans Peter Graf is head of the machine learning research department at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton. The department develops machine learning algorithms, as well as a range of applications in semantic text analysis, cognitive video interpretation and bio-medical analysis. His responsibilities include technology transfer to business units and the commercialization of research results. An example is the recently released e-Pathologist, a system assisting pathologists with the interpretation of histological samples, which contains key algorithms developed by the department. Before joining NEC Laboratories, Hans Peter was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories where he developed neural net models and machine learning applications. Massively parallel neural net processors of his design were key parts in high-speed address readers and check processing systems. Hans Peter received a Diploma and a PhD, both in physics, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He is author or coauthor of over 100 reviewed articles and some 40 issued patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society.