Dr. Maria Rieders joined the Board of Directors of NMS Labs in 2013. She holds an adjunct full professor position at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches courses on stochastic processes, queueing theory and operations management. Dr. Maria Rieders holds a M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the Universitat Ulm, Germany and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Rochester. Previous employments include a scientific staff position at the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research in Allensbach, Germany, a faculty position at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University, and a visiting researcher post at the Institute for Operations Research at the Universität Bonn, Germany. Her research focuses on designing and analyzing stochastic models and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, by Ameritech Corporation, and, through collaboration with students, by Motorola and Argonne National Laboratory.