Bertram Ludäscher received the MS degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1992 and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1998. He is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and a member of the research faculty at the UC Davis Genome Center. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Ludäscher worked at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), first as a visiting scholar and later as an associate research scientist and adjunct assistant professor in the UCSD Department of Computer Science. He is a principal investigator/co-principal investigator on several, primarily US National Science Foundation-funded collaborative research projects focusing on scientific data management, knowledge representation, and scientific workflows.
Mona Singh received the AB degree in computer science from Harvard University and the PhD degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the faculty at Princeton University, New Jersey, with appointments in the Computer Science Department and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. She did postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1999 and has been an associate professor since 2006. In 2001, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).