Athanasios Chliopanos received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering (with a specialization in Electronics & Computer Engineering) in March 2005 from the Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He did part of his master studies (2002-2003) in the Faculty of Informatics of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. From 2004 until 2005 he worked as a software developer for the IT department of Egnatia Odos S.A. in Thessaloniki, Greece where he also carried out his Master's thesis with subject "An Electrical Energy Management System for Major Consumers".
Iulia Dobai received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2004 from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of “Transilvania” University in Brasov, Romania. From 2004 until 2005 she supplemented her studies by completing a research assignment in the Man-Machine Interaction Group of Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. From 2003 until 2004 she worked as a regional marketing coordinator for Romania Data Systems, in Brasov, Romania
Bart Golsteijn received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2005 from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven. He did his final project on device independent descriptions of Graphical User Interfaces at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. During his studies, he worked on projects for Océ, Data Becker, and Laurus.
Iulia-Mădălina Ioţa-Vătafu received her Engineer diploma in Automatic Control and Computer Science (with a specialization in Control and Industrial Informatics) in September 2004 from the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania. During the last semester of university she went to University of Oulu, Finland in order to prepare her final project. She received her master degree in Embedded Systems for Industrial Processes in 2005 from the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest. From 2002 until 2003 she worked as a promoter for Hewlett Packard Romania. From February 2005 until August 2005 she worked as a Trade Mark examiner for Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trade Mark.
Xing Li received his Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering from Xian Jiao Tong University (XJTU) in July 2001. After that he worked for a service agency of IBM in China until July 2002. From August 2002 to August 2004, he studied at the division of Computer Engineering in Technology University of Delft (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. During the last 9 months of the study, he accomplished his Master's thesis in Philips Research in Eindhoven, which was also presented in the context of ProRISC 2004. After he obtained his Master's degree of Electrical Engineering from TU Delft in August 2004, he worked in Philips Research for another 4 months until January 2005.
Zan Li received her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Bioinformatics from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science of Leiden University, The Netherlands. She did her final project in Microarray image and data analysis. From 2002 till 2003, she worked as an engineer in developing circuits of transformers and switch power sources in China.
Piotr Łopatka received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2002 from the Faculty of Computer Science and Management of the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. Before graduation, he received Erasmus scholarship and did part of his Master's thesis (on the subject of web search engines) at the Valencia University of Technology in Spain. In the year 2003 he worked for three months as a trainee at the central Helpdesk of TeliaSonera IC in Jönköping, Sweden. From 2003 until 2005 he worked as a Marie-Curie research fellow at the R&D department of Océ Technologies in Venlo.
Joost Meijles received his Bachelor degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in June 2004 from the University of Professional Education in The Hague (Haagse Hogeschool). His Bachelor's thesis was carried out at Starlims Netherlands, where he developed an internet application for laboratory purposes. Joost received his M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering in 2005 from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He did his final project on analyzing and proposing support tools for the work of software designers at Philips Medical Systems, Eindhoven. During his studies he worked for Func. and Mojo, where he gained experience in developing applications.
Chetan Nair received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2001 from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India affiliated to the Kerala University. During his studies, he did an internship at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the main Research & Development establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization. For a year, he worked for Philips Medical Systems as a Trainee Software Engineer at Medical IT, Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore, India. From 2002 until 2005, he worked as a Software Engineer at Medical IT, Philips Medical Systems, Best, in developing reusable software components for use by various product groups within Philips Medical Systems.
Leila Fatmasari Rahman received her B.Sc. degree in February 2001 from the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia. Her bachelor thesis was about optimizing a specific artificial neural network with genetic algorithms. Afterwards she worked for six months as a developer at PT. Limas Centric Indonesia and worked for another six months as a student assistant at Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany. She continued her study at the Institute of Computer Science, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany and received her M.Sc. degree in Applied Computer Science in April 2005. She did her Master Thesis at an Austrian research company called eCommerce Competence Centre, in cooperation with the Technical University of Vienna. Her Master's Thesis was to develop a prototype for natural language search interface using the Semantic Web technologies.
Panja Sae-Ui received his BEng degree in computer engineering with top score in 2001 from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. During his studies, he did an internship at Tokai University, Japan on the topic of object-oriented programming and genetic algorithms. He did his Bachelor's thesis on object-relational database in temporal application focused on hospital information system. In 2003, he received his M.Sc. degree with Distinction in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His study was funded by Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund. He did his final project, sponsored by Ordnance Survey (OS), UK, on fully-automated feature extraction for automatic map-making process from aerial imagery. In 2002, he joined Accenture Thailand as a developer in one of its multi-national projects for the ministry of manpower of Singapore government. From 2004 to 2005, he joined National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), a hi-tech research institute supported by Thai government, as a research engineer in the medical software laboratory. He was one of the development team leaders of a preoperative planning software project.
Charalampos Xanthopoulakis attained his M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (with a specialization in Electronics and Computer Science) in November 2004 from the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. From October 2003 until October 2004 he prepared his dissertation on the design and development of educational software as a supportive material for the subjects of Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. His dissertation received the 1st Prize Award for the Best Dissertation in the field of Electrical Engineering in the context of the POWERED 2004, organized under the auspices of IEEE Hellas. During the months September and October 2001 he worked as a conductor of educational programs during the exhibition “Euro – A currency for Europe” held in the “Tellogleio Research Institute” under the auspices of the Thessaloniki International Fair S.A.
Jiang Zhang received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2005 from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven. He did his final project on techniques for exploring architectural design alternatives from quality perspectives at the LogicaCMG iTV Laboratory in Eindhoven. During his studies, he worked on a research project in the Laboratory for Quality Software (Laquso) and System Architecture and Networking group (SAN) at Eindhoven University of Technology. From March 2001 until April 2003, he worked as a software development team leader and CMM SQA engineer at Xuji Research, China.
Yuchen Zhang received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering in 2003 from the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (with a specialization in Embedded System Design) in 2005 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science of University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands.