About the Author
Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, and a professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Professor Furht received Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He is currently Principal Investigator and Co-PI of two multiyear, multimillion dollar projects - on Coastline Security Technologies, funded by the Department of Navy, and One Pass to Production, funded by Motorola. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers). He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell and RCA. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials., Darko Kirovski received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2001. Since April 2000, he has been a researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests include certificates of authenticity, system security, multimedia processing, biometric identity authentication, and embedded system design and debugging. He received the 1999 Microsoft Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2000 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Graduate Scholarship, the 2001 ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation, and the Best Paper Award at ACM Multimedia 2002.