Patrick Worfolk is Senior Vice President and CTO at Synaptics. He joined Synaptics in 2009. Before becoming CTO in 2014, he held various management positions leading research teams developing novel human interface technology. Prior to Synaptics, Dr. Worfolk spent twelve years leading technology development at several Silicon Valley high-tech startups in the wireless communications industry, including W5 Networks, Tzero Technologies and Caly Networks. Early in his career, Dr. Worfolk held academic and research positions at Brown University, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Worfolk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from MIT and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University.