Saied Tahaghoghi is a senior lecturer at the RMIT University School ofComputer Science and Information Technology. He has a bachelor'sdegree in electronics engineering, a master's degree in computerengineering, and a PhD in computer science, and loves tinkering withboth hardware and software. Saied is a member of the RMIT SearchEngine Group, and supervises research on text, image, video, and coderetrieval. He teaches courses on web technologies and security, andis frequently asked to consult on projects by industry. Saied wasborn in Iran, but has spent almost equal parts of his life in Iran,England, Pakistan, and Australia, and is a fervent advocate of dialogbetween civilizations. His home page ishttp://saied.tahaghoghi.com.
Hugh E. Williams is a software design engineer at Microsoft's WindowsLive Search in Redmond, WA. Previously, he was the AssociateProfessor in Information Retrieval at RMIT University in Melbourne,Australia. He's published over 70 research papers and holds around 10patents, mostly in the search engine area. When not at work Hughlikes to hang out with his family, exercise, watch Richmond playfooty, and learn about baseball. Hugh has a PhD from RMIT University.His home page is http://hughwilliams.com.