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Fred Douglis is a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has worked extensively in the areas of Web performance, Web applications, and distributed systems. Douglis has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Helen Ashman heads the Web Technologies Research Group (WebTech) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. She has a PhD in computer science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Jean Bacon is a reader in distributed systems at the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory. She is the editor in chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online and a member of the IEEE Computer Society's board of governors. Bacon has a PhD in computer science from the Council for National Academic Awards, UK.
Elisa Bertino is professor of Cs and ECE and research director at CERIAS, Purdue University. Her main research interests include security, database systems, multimedia systems, and Web-based information systems. Bertino is a coeditor in chief of the VLDB Journal and a member of the editorial boards of several other journals.
Scott Bradner is senior technical consultant at the Harvard University Office of the Assistant Provost for Information Systems. He's also a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group, vice president for standards for the Internet Society, and a member of the IEEE and the ACM.
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," he is the codesigner of the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet's architecture. Cerf has a BS in mathematics from Stanford University and an MS and a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Junghoo Cho is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His main research interests are evolution, management, retrieval, and mining of the Web. Cho has a BS in physics from Seoul National University and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.
kc claffy is founder and director of the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She has a PhD in computer science from UCSD.
Siobhán Clarke is an academic in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She has a BSc and a PhD in computer science from Dublin City University. Clarke is an associate editor in chief for IC.
Robert E. Filman is an independent consultant in Menlo Park, California. His primary areas of interest are Internet and software technologies. Filman has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University. He was IC's editor in chief from 2003 to 2006.
Michael N. Huhns is the NCR Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina, where he directs the Center for Information Technology. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. Huhns is a fellow of the IEEE.
G.S. Kuo is a professor at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Currently, he is the area editor of network architecture for IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the regional editor for Asia of European Transactions on Telecommunications.
Doug Lea is a professor of computer science at the State University of New York, Oswego. He has a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of New Hampshire. Lea has written several widely used software utility packages in C, C++, and Java. He's an associate editor in chief for IC.
Samuel Madden is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. His research interests span all database systems. Madden has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Daniel A. Menascé is a professor of computer science and the director of the MS in E-Commerce program at George Mason University. He is a fellow of the ACM, a member of the IEEE, and a recipient of the A.A. Michelson award from the Computer Measurement Group.
Chris Metz is a technical leader in the service-provider engineering group at Cisco Systems. His interests include current and emerging IP network technologies. Metz has been the department editor for IC's On the Wire tutorials since 1998.
Dejan Milojicic is a senior researcher and a project manager at HP Labs. He has worked in the area of operating systems and distributed systems for more than 20 years. Milojicic has a BSc and MSc from the University of Belgrade and a PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and Usenix.
Charles Petrie is a senior research scientist in Stanford's computer science department. He was the founding executive director of the Stanford Networking Research Center. Petrie has a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas, Austin. He was IC's founding editor in chief.
Krithi Ramamritham is the Verifone Chair professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research interests include real-time systems, transaction processing in database systems, and real-time database systems.
Amit Sheth is a professor of computer science at the University of Georgia, where he started its large-scale distributed systems lab in 1994. His research interests include information integration, workflow management, the Semantic Web, and Web and knowledge services and processes. Sheth has a BE from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and an MS and a PhD in computer and information science from the Ohio State University.
Munindar P. Singh is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. He was IC's editor in chief from 1999 to 2002. His research interests include trust, service discovery, and business processes and protocols in large-scale open environments. Singh has a PhD in computer sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.
Andrew Tomkins is director of search research at Yahoo! Research. His research interests lie in measurement, modeling, algorithms, and analytics for large heterogeneous data sets such as the Web. Tomkins has a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Craig W. Thompson is a professor and Acxiom Database Chair in Engineering at the University of Arkansas and president of Object Services and Consulting. His research interests include software architectures, middleware, agents, and grid technology. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. He's a senior member of the IEEE.
Maarten van Steen is full professor at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, where he teaches operating systems, computer networks, and distributed systems. His current research concentrates on large-scale distributed systems. Van Steen studied applied mathematics at Twente University and has a PhD in computer science from Leiden University. He's a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.
Steve Vinoski is chief engineer of product innovation at IONA Technologies. He writes the Toward Integration column for IC, and has authored or coauthored nearly 60 articles about distributed computing. He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.
Jim Whitehead is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests include collaboration-support protocols and tools, event notification, and software configuration management. Whitehead has a PhD in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine.