About the Authors

Wilhelm BURGER

Wilhelm Burger received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City) and a doctorate in Systems Science from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. As a post-graduate researcher at the Honeywell Systems & Research Center in Minneapolis and the University of California at Riverside, he worked mainly in the areas of visual motion analysis and autonomous navigation. Other projects include generic object recognition and biometric identification. Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Digital Media degree programs at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Upper Austria; he currently serves as Dean of the school. Personally, Wilhelm appreciates large-engine vehicles, chamber music, and (occasionally) a glass of dry “Veltliner”.


Mark J. Burge is a senior scientist at MITRE in Washington, D.C.  He spent seven years as a research scientist with the Swiss Federal Institute of Science (ETH) in Zürich and the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.  He earned tenure as a computer science professor in the University System of Georgia (USG), and later served as a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Personally, Mark is an expert on classic Italian espresso machines.

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