Marcin Paprzycki has a MS degree from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan , Poland and a PhD from Southern Methodist University in Dallas , Texas . His initial research interests were in high-performance computing and parallel computing, high-performance linear algebra in particular. Over time, they evolved toward distributed systems and Internet-based computing; in particular, agent systems. He has published more than 200 research papers and is on the editorial boards of 14 journals and a book series. Marcin is also a senior member of the IEEE and senior Fulbright lecturer. Contact him at paprzyck at ibspan dot waw dot pl.
Art Sedighi is the CTO and founder of SoftModule. He sets the vision for the company and manages the hardware and software teams, along with a number of international contractors and vendors. He's also the Chief Architect for SoftModule's Grid Appliance product, which helps manage excessive demands of computing power at lower cost. Previously, Art was a Senior Architect at DataSynapse and a Application Architect and Consultant at TIBCO Software. Contact him at sediga at alum dot rpi dot edu.