George T. Heineman is an associate professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests are in software engineering. He co-edited the 2001 book Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together (Addison-Wesley). George was the program chair for the 2005 International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering.
Gary Pollice is a self-labeled curmudgeon (that's a crusty, ill-tempered, usually old man) who spent more than 35 years in industry trying to figure out what he wanted to be when he grew up. Even though he hasn't grown up yet, he did make the move in 2003 to the hallowed halls of academia, where he has been corrupting the minds of the next generation of software developers with radical ideas like, "develop software for your customer," "learn how to work as part of a team," "design and code quality and elegance and correctness counts," and "it's OK to be a nerd as long as you are a great one."
Gary is a professor of practice (meaning he had a real job before becoming a professor) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He went to WPI because he was so impressed with the WPI graduates that he's worked with over the years. He lives in central Massachusetts with his wife, Vikki, and their two dogs, Aloysius and Ignatius. When not working on geeky things he ... well he's always working on geeky things. You can see what he's up to by visiting his WPI home page, http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~gpollice/. Feel free to drop him a note and complain or cheer about the book.
Stanley Selkow, a professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965, and a Ph.D. in the same area from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. From 1968 to 1970 he was in the public health service at the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda, Maryland. Since 1970 he has been on the faculty at universities in Knoxville, Tennessee and Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as Montreal, Chonqing, Lausanne, and Paris. His major research has been in graph theory and algorithm design.