Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Senior Scientist at the MIND Research Institute. Matthew oversees the Engineering Sales, Marketing, Development and Education Services activities for the organization. The creator of ST Math, Matthew leads a team in developing math learning environments that initially convey sophisticated concepts visually, rather than verbally, enabling students to gain a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics regardless of language proficiency. Matthew, who as a child struggled with traditional language-based instruction due to dyslexia, created MIND’s ST Math® software program to enable students to learn math through his unique non-language-based visual approach. The revolutionary program has proven to raise students’ math scores on standardized tests and currently reaches over a million students. Matthew has spoken at numerous national and international math and education conferences, before the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, and recently was featured at TEDx Orange Coast. After completing his undergraduate degrees in biology, electrical engineering and Chinese language and literature from UC Irvine, he went on to obtain his Ph.D. in visual neuroscience from UC Berkeley.