Borko Furht is professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. He is also Director of the NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at FAU. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, a professor at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and a senior researcher in the Institute Boris Kidric-Vinca, Yugoslavia. Professor Furht received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, 3D video and image systems, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He has been Principal Investigator and Co-PI of several multiyear, multimillion dollar projects on Coastline Security Technologies funded by the Department of Navy; One Pass to Production funded by Motorola; and NSF PIRE project on Global Living Laboratory for Cyber Infrastructure Application Enablement an NSF High-Performance Computing Project. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer). He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell, and RCA, and has been an expert witness for Cisco and Qualcomm. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials. He served on the Board of Directors of several high-tech companies.
Praise for the Bestselling First Edition: Edited by Furht, a prolific researcher and writer ... . Numerous illustrations and tables help reinforce the text. This encyclopedia is an excellent resource for both basic and advanced concepts ... will be useful for libraries that support programs in computer science and engineering, or electrical engineering-especially those that focus on wireless and mobile communications. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -M. Knee, University at Albany, SUNY, in CHOICE, November 2008