Scott Markel is a Principal Software Architect at LION bioscience Inc., where he is responsible for providing architectural direction in the development of software for the life sciences, including the use and development of standards. He is a co-chair of the Life Sciences Research Domain Task Force of the Object Management Group, and also chairs the LSR's Architecture and Roadmap Working Group. Prior to working at LION, Scott worked at NetGenics, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, and Sarnoff Corporation. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When Scott's not working or writing he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, reading European history books, and just enjoying life in sunny San Diego.