About the Authors

David Staelin (1938-2011)

David Staelin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he actively served on the faculty for 46 years and also received his SB, SM, and ScD degrees. His teaching involves signal processing, estimation, and electromagnetics, and his recent research has primarily involved neural signal processing, remote sensing and estimation, image processing, and communications networks. Neural spike processing has been an interest for over 50 years and became a major effort in 2007. He was an Assistant Director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 1990 to 2001, a member of the (U.S.) President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee 2003-2005, and founding Chairman of PictureTel Corporation, now part of Polycom.

Carl Staelin

Carl Staelin is a member of the technical staff at Google, Israel and an assistant editor for the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Earlier he was Chief Technologist for Hewlett Packard Labs Israel, working on automatic image analysis and processing, digital commercial print, and enterprise IT management. His research interests include digital storage systems, machine learning, image analysis and processing, document and information management, and computer performance analysis. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University in high performance file system design. He currently lives in Haifa, Israel with his wife and family.