Gökhan Bakir is Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany.
Thomas Hofmann is a Director of Engineering at Google's Engineering Center in Zurich and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.
Bernhard Schölkopf is Professor and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany. He is coauthor of Learning with Kernels (2002) and is a coeditor of Advances in Kernel Methods: Support Vector Learning (1998), Advances in Large-Margin Classifiers (2000), and Kernel Methods in Computational Biology (2004), all published by the MIT Press.
Alexander J. Smola is Senior Principal Researcher and Machine Learning Program Leader at National ICT Australia/Australian National University, Canberra.
Ben Taskar is Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
S. V. N. Vishwanathan is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Purdue University and Senior Researcher in the Statistical Machine Learning Program, National ICT Australia with an adjunct appointment at the Research School for Information Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University.