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D-Lib Magazine
February 2002

Volume 8 Number 2

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the February 2002 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

William Birmingham

William P. Birmingham is an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department with a joint appointment in the School of Information and the School of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Birmingham's research interests are in the areas of music-information retrieval and AI applied to music analysis, composition, and performance.

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Makx Dekkers

Makx Dekkers is Managing Director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative since 2001. Since the 1980�s, he has been involved in information technology, standards and international co-operation. He was Head of Development at Pica (the national centre for library automation) in the Netherlands, and Information Technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working on metadata, interoperability standards and cultural diversity in IT. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the MIReG (Managing Information Resources in e-Government), a work item under the IDA (Interchange of Documents between Administrations) Programme of the European Commission. Before joining DCMI in his current role, he was a member of the DCMI Advisory Committee and chair of the DCMI Government Working Group. Makx has the nationality of The Netherlands and speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Italian. He lives and works in Luxembourg.

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John S. Erickson

John S. Erickson is a Systems Program Manager with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories where he researches mechanisms for the expression, exchange and enforcement of IPR policies, especially architectures for digital rights management and privacy in open environments. John was awarded a U.S. patent in 1998 for rights management technologies and services that originated with his Ph.D. research at Dartmouth College; other related patents are pending. He has been an active participant in various international metadata and rights management standardization efforts, and sits on a number of working groups and advisory panels.

John holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College (1997), an M.Eng. (EE) from Cornell University (1989), and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1984). He founded NetRights LLC in 1995 and was VP-Technology Strategy for Yankee Rights Management, 1997-1999.

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Michael Goesele

Michael Goesele studied computer science at the University of Ulm, Germany, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He received his Master in Computer Science from the University of Ulm in 1999 and is now working as a Ph.D. student in the computer graphics group of the Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science in Saarbrüecken, Germany. His interests include color science, acquisition techniques for computer graphics, and image-based rendering.

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Renée Goodvin

Renée Goodvin received her MLS from the University of North Texas and is currently Reference/Web Services Librarian at Mississippi State University. Her primary responsibilities include web site development and reference services.

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Stewart Granger

Stewart Granger is currently the UK Project Co-ordinator of the CAMiLEON Project, <>, and has worked in the field of digital preservation for over two years. He has worked for over ten years in the digital world, mainly on European projects concerned with digital imaging and networking for cultural institutions. Before that, he studied and taught philosophy for several years and completed a Ph.D. on the subject of truth.

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John Kirriemuir

John Kirriemuir is an independent freelance/consultant and photographer, working for academic funding organizations, universities, businesses, government departments and tourist boards. Specialist areas include digital library funding, research and implementation, and developments in the video gaming sector. His career includes appointments at UKOLN, the ILRT, OMNI (now part of BIOME) and the University of Strathclyde.

John now splits his time between exploring Hebridean islands, outdoor digital photography, playing video games, freelance/consultancy work, and making presentations on video gaming developments to universities and funding organizations.

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Hendrik P.A. Lensch

Hendrik Lensch studied computer science at the University of Erlangen, Germany, and spent one year at the Kungl Tekniska Hoegskolan (Stockholm), Sweden. In 1999 he received a Diploma in computer science from the University of Erlangen. He is now working as a Ph.D. student in the computer graphics group of the Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science in Saarbrüecken, Germany. His research interests include acquisition of 3D models as well as appearance measurement and representation of real world objects.

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Brooke Lippy

Brooke Lippy received her MLA from the University of North Texas and is currently the Catalog Librarian at the University of Central Arkansas. Her primary responsibilities include supervision of cataloging staff and original cataloging.

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Colin Meek

Colin Meek is currently a doctoral student in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also a musician, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Performance from Dalhousie University and the University of Michigan. His current area of research is music information and retrieval.

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Bryan Pardo

Bryan Pardo is a doctoral candidate in the EECS department of the University of Michigan with a specialization in Intelligent Systems. His research focuses on machine perception and generation of music and speech. He also has a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and performs regularly in the Detroit area on saxophone and clarinet.

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Hans-Peter Seidel

Hans-Peter Seidel is the scientific director and chair of the computer graphics group at the Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science and a professor of computer science at the University of Saarbruecken, Germany. He is an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Erlangen, Germany, and at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Seidel's research interests include computer graphics, geometric modeling, high-quality rendering, and 3D image analysis and synthesis. He has published some 150 technical papers in the field and has lectured widely on these topics.

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Jonah Shifrin

Jonah Shifrin is a senior working on his BSE in Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan. His current research area is music retrieval. He has been working on the Musen project at the University of Michigan. His future plans include graduate school in artificial intelligence.

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Stuart L. Weibel

Stuart Weibel has worked in the Office of Research at OCLC since 1985. During this time he has managed projects in the areas of automated cataloging, document capture and structure analysis, and electronic publishing. He has been active in Internet standards work for 10 years and is currently th director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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DOI: 10.1045/february2002-authors