Jeffrey R. Spirn, Ph.D. is vice president, Research and Development for ANTs software, inc. Prior to joining ANTs, Spirn was a software architect at Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He was on the faculty of Penn State University, Brown University, and was on a visiting appointment at the University of Hawaii. Spirn holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He has published numerous technical articles and one book. You may reach him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.