Manrico Fedi Casas was born in Barcelona in 1976 and obtained his degree in Industrial Engineering (Automation) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in July of 1999. In July 99, he was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he joined the Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. His research interests are in control theory and robotics. He likes sports, computers and music. His favorite sports are squash and jogging.
Galo Gimenez was born in Barcelona in 1970. He received his degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1993. He then joined Method Software, developing mobile and distributed applications. In 1997 he was hired by Hewlett-Packard, where he worked in the R&D lab as a software engineer of the I/O systems group. In 1999 he was awarded the Balsells Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in Computer Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, while working in the DREAM (Distributed Real-time Ever Available Microcomputing) laboratory. His research interests are computer networks and distributed systems, and he enjoys contributing to the open source community. He practices several sports with the following lemma ‘If you can’t do it well, enjoy doing it badly’.
Miguel Sainz Serra was born in Figueras (Dali’s town), Spain, in 1970. In July 1996, he graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), obtaining the degree of Electrical Engineer. Since 1993 he has participated in several research projects in Computer Vision, Robotics, and Virtual Reality at the Cybernetics Institute, at the Institute for Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI), and at the Computer Graphics Section of the UPC. He has also worked as an instructor for Sun Microsystems Trainning Services in Spain, teaching courses on different Java Technology packages. In June 1999, he was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue his Ph.D. studies in Computer Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are virtual reality and computer graphics. He likes sailing, surfing and windsurfing, and he builds his own windsurfing boards.