Since the mid 1990s David Lane has worked as a software engineer and IT manager with the Multimedia Database Systems group at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. In that group, he has helped to develop and commercialize the Structured Information Manager, a large-scale SGML/XML document repository and a high performance Web server. David has also worked with Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra, in areas as diverse as Satellite Communications, Human Factors Research, and Electronic Document Interchange (EDI). David has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (majoring in mathematics and computer science) from Swinburne University.
Hugh E. Williams is the Associate Professor in Information Retrieval in the School of Computer Science and IT at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He teaches in all areas of computer science and began teaching databases in 1995 and PHP programming in 2000. His research interests include building better web search engines, multimedia and genomic information retrieval, and designing fast data structures. Hugh has a PhD from RMIT University.