Marius S. Vassiliouis is a research scientist at the Rockwell International Science Center in Thousand Oaks, California. He holds a Ph.D. in geophysics and electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Southern California. He also holds degrees from Harvard and UCLA. He has taught engineering and science at the University of Texas at Dallas and Moorpark College, and has published widely in a number of scientific fields. He is a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.