Richard Jones [mail, web]
is Professor of Computer Systems at the School of Computing,
University of Kent, Canterbury. He received a BA in Mathematics from
Oxford University in 1976.
He spent a few years teaching before returning to higher
education at the University of Kent, where he has remained ever since,
receiving an MSc in Computer Science in 1989.
In 1998, he co-founded the International Symposium on Memory Management,
of which he was the inaugural Programme Chair. He has published numerous papers on
garbage collection, heap visualisation and electronic publishing, and he
regularly sits on the programme committees of leading international conferences.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Software Practice and
Experience. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Glasgow in 2005
in recognition of his research and scholarship in dynamic memory management, and
a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2006.
He is married, with three children, and in his spare time he races Dart 18 catamarans.
Antony Hosking [mail, web]
is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Computer Science at Purdue
University, West Lafayette. He received a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from
the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1985, and an MSc in Computer Science
from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, in 1987. He continued his
graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving a PhD
in Computer Science in 1995. His work is in the area of programming language
design and implementation, with specific interests in database and persistent
programming languages, object-oriented database systems, dynamic memory
management, compiler optimisations, and architectural support for programming
languages and applications. He is a Senior Member of the Association for
Computing Machinery and Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers. He regularly serves on programme and steering committees of major
conferences, mostly focused on programming language design and implementation.
He is married, with three children. When the opportunity arises, he most
enjoys sitting somewhere behind the bowler's arm on the first day of any Test
match at the Adelaide Oval.
Eliot Moss [mail, web]
is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received a BSEE in 1975,
MSEE in 1978, and PhD in Computer Science in 1981, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. After four years of military service, he
joined the Computer Science faculty at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst. He works in the area of programming languages and their
implementation, and has built garbage collectors since 1978. In
addition to his research on automatic memory management, he is
known for his work on persistent programming languages, virtual machine
implementation, transactional programming and transactional
memory. He worked with IBM researchers to license the Jikes RVM Java virtual
machine for academic research, which eventually led to its release as an open
source project. In 2007 he was named a Fellow of the Association for
Computing Machinery and in 2009 a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
He served for four years as Secretary of the Association for Computing
Machinery's Special Interest Group on Programming Languages, and served
on many programme and steering committees of the significant venues related to
his areas of research. Ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church in 2005,
he leads a congregation in addition to his full-time academic
position. He is married, with two children. He enjoys listening to recorded
books and movie-going, and has been known to play the harp.