Sergi de Miguel was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1972. In 1990 he graduates from Aula Escola Europea highschool. In June 1996 he graduates from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, specializing in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an assistant engineer at the Ecole des Mines de Paris (June to October 1994) and participated in the analysis and design of a segmented telescope testbed for the Ten Meter Telescope Project for the Canary Islands, Spain (July 1995 to June 1996). In September 1996 he was awarded the first Balsells-Generalitat Graduate Fellowship in Engineering to pursue graduate work at the University of California at Irvine and received the Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in August of 1997, specializing in the area of Systems and Design. He spent one year (September 1997-September 1998) as a practical trainee with Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona. His research interests are nonlinear and robust control theory. He is also interested in cosmology and photography.
José Miguel Pulido was born in Lleida (Catalonia), Spain in 1970. He obtained the degree of Telecommunications engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1995. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as a network administrator in Method Software SL (June 95 to April 96). Later, he joined Andersen Consulting where responsabilities included programming and systems integration tasks (May to November 96). In September 1996 he was awarded a Balsells fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in June of 1998. He was also awarded a La Caixa fellowship for graduate studies at Stanford University where pursued an Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering beginning in September of 1998. His research interests are computer networks and network security. He likes astronomy, beach volley and cooking paella.