Stanley received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, with an emphasis on electromagnetics, at the Case Institute of Technology, in Cleveland OH. After graduation he worked as an NRC post-doc at the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, doing research in high temperature superconductivity applications in microwave components. Stanley left Cleveland for San Diego to work at Qualcomm, Inc. for 19 years, first on Globalstar, then in corporate R&D, with a focus on tunable filter designs for wireless products. He then worked at Cubic Inc. for a few years before joining QCI, to work on developing a practical quantum computer. In his spare time, Stanley likes to sprint, do gymnastics, and generally be outdoors.