Dr. Stiber received a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, Saint Louis, in 1983, and his MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a Research and a Teaching Assistant. He has held positions with Texas Instruments (Dallas, Texas), Philips (Eindhoven, Netherlands), and the IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology during 1992-96 and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996-97. Dr. Stiber is a frequent visitor to the Department of Biophysical Engineering at Osaka University (Japan). His research interests include: scientific data management and visualization, computational neuroscience, biocomputing, neuroinformatics, simulation, scientific computing, neural networks, autonomous systems, computer graphics, computer vision, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems.