About the Authors
Jeffrey C. Jackson
Jeffrey C. Jackson
Dept. Mathematics and Computer Science
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
Jeffrey C. Jackson has a distinctive educational background, having received his B.S. from Oral Roberts University and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, where Merrick Furst was his advisor. He has been a member of the faculty of Duquesne University since 1995, where he is currently chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Jeff has also been a software engineer and manager in both the aerospace and dot-com industries and is the author of the textbook Web Technologies: A Science Computer Perspective. He is the proud father of four children (think about his last name for a moment and you'll know why he and his wife didn't stop at three).
Rocco A. Servedio
Rocco A. Servedio
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027, USA
Rocco A. Servedio received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where his Ph.D. was supervised by Leslie Valiant. For a change of pace, he then held an NSF postdoc at Harvard University, where he was supervised by Leslie Valiant. Since 2003 he has been an assistant professor at Columbia University. He is interested in computational learning theory and computational complexity, and has received the NSF Career Award and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He enjoys spending time with his family and hopes to have dinner with Herman Melville in the afterlife.