William H. Press holds the Raymer Chair in Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. Saul A. Teukolsky is H. A. Bethe Professor in Physics in the Radiophysics and Space Research Department of Cornell University. William Vetterling is a Research Fellow and Director of the Image Science Laboratory at ZINK Imaging, LLC in Waltham, MA. His career includes eight years on the physics faculty at Harvard and 20 years of numerical modeling and laboratory research on digital imaging at Polaroid Corporation. Brian P. Flannery is Science, Strategy and Programs Manager at Exxon Mobil Corporation.
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