Writing this book was a great learning experience. The project would not have been completed without help and support from many talented and outstanding individuals.
I would like to thank Joe Smialowski for his support and guidance provided by reviewing this manuscript and offering valuable suggestions. Joe was very patient in reviewing three versions of the manuscript, and he helped me to make sure that the contents are appropriate and made sense. I wish to thank Don Gray for the support he provided from the beginning of this project and writing the Prelude to the book. I also thank Professor John R Talburt for writing the Foreword and his helpful remarks to improve the contents of the book. Thanks are also due to Brian Bramson, Bob Granese, Chuan Shi, Chris Heien, Raji Ramachandran, Ian Joyce, Greg Somerville, and Jagmeet Singh for their help during this project. Bob and Brian contributed to two chapters in this book. Chuan deserves special credit for his efforts in the CDE-related chapters (Chapters 6 and 7), and sampling discussion in data tracing chapter (Chapter 11), and thanks to Ian for editing these chapters.
I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Nam P. Suh, and Dr. Desh Deshpande for the support provided by giving the quotes for the book.
I am also thankful to Ken Brzozowski and Jennifer Courant for the help provided in data tracing–related activities. Thanks are due to Shannon Bell for help in getting the required approvals for this ...