About the Author
San Murugesan is editor-in-chief of IT Professional, director of BRITE Professional Services, and adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He is a corporate trainer, a consultant, and an author. He is a former senior research fellow of the US National Research Council at NASA Ames Research Center, California, and served in various positions at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. His expertise and interests span a range of areas: cloud computing, green IT, IT for emerging regions, Internet of Things (IoT), smart systems, and mobile applications. He is a co-editor of Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices (Wiley and IEEE Computer Society, 2012), Understanding and Implementing Green IT (IEEE Computer Society, 2011) and Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications (Information Science Reference, 2009). He serves as editor of Computer and edits and contributes to its "cloud cover" department. He also serves as associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing. He is standing chair of the new COMPSAC Symposium on IT in Practice (ITiP). Dr. Murugesan is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a Fellow of IETE, and a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS). For further information, visit his web site at www.bitly.com/sanprofile
Irena Bojanova, PhD, is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She managed academic programs at Johns Hopkins University and PIsoft Ltd., and co-started OBS Ltd. (now CSC Bulgaria). She received her PhD in computer science / mathematics from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and her MS and BS degrees in mathematics from Sofia University, Bulgaria. Dr. Bojanova is the founding chair of IEEE CS Cloud Computing Special Technical Community, and acting editor-in-chief of IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing. She is also a co-chair of the IEEE Reliability Society IoT Technical Committee, and a founding member of the IEEE Technical Sub-Committee on Big Data. She is an associate editor-in-chief and the editor of the Trends Department of IT Professional and an associate editor of the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence (IJBDI). She has served as general co-chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2015) and general chair of the IEEE IT Professional Conference 2014. She writes cloud and IoT blogs for the IEEE CS's Computing Now (www.computer.org, accessed November 22, 2015). Dr. Bojanova is a senior member of IEEE CS and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.