Audris Mckus received the BS and MS degrees in applied mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1988. In 1991, he received the MS degree and in 1994 he received the PhD degree in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. He conducts research on quantifying, modeling, and improving software development. He designs data mining methods to summarize and augment software change data, interactive visualization techniques to inspect, present, and control the development process, and statistical models and optimization techniques to understand the relationships between people, organization, and characteristics of a software product. He works in the Software Technology Research Department of Avaya Labs. Previously, he worked in the Software Production Research Department of Bell Labs.
Neeraj Suri received the PhD degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He currently holds the TU Darmstadt Chair Professorship in Dependable Embedded Systems and Software at TU Darmstadt, Germany, and is also affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin. His earlier academic appointments include the Saab Endowed Professorship and faculty earlier at Boston University. His research focuses on design, analysis and verification of distributed, dependable embedded systems and software, and, especially, composite issues of dependability and security. He also serves as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, for ACM Computing Surveys covering embedded systems and real-time, and has served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is a member of IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependability and a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. More professional details are available at: http://www.deeds.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/suri.