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Mike Oliver

Mike Oliver is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Sun Ray engineering group with over 20 years of professional experience in software and hardware development. Mike has led projects and managed groups working on a wide variety of data communications products and systems. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol (U.K.) and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM.

Raja Doraisamy

Raja Doraisamy is a Member of Technical Staff in the Sun Ray engineering group. Having previously contributed to networking products such as Sun Trunking and TCP/IP for Sun Ray, he played a leading role in implementing Sun Ray systems on a shared network infrastructure and has filed two patent disclosures in connection with this work. Raja holds B.S. in computer science from Bharathiar University, India.

Bob Doolittle

Bob Doolittle is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Sun Ray engineering group. He is a software developer and architect with 27 years of highly varied networking experience, ranging from network administration to porting TCP/IP to massively-parallel supercomputers. Bob has been a member of the Sun Ray team since 1999. He has a B.A. in Information Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Kent Peacock

Kent Peacock, Senior Staff Engineer, has been a member of the Sun Ray team since fall of 1998, when the prototype was brought out of Sun Labs for productization. During that time, he has designed and implemented a number of components of the Sun Ray product, including secure firmware signing, the high availability and redundant server failover mechanism, and the encryption and authentication architecture. Most recently, he worked on improvements to allow the Sun Ray to operate over low bandwidth network connections, in support of the "Sun Ray at Home" initiative.

Gerard Wall

Recognized for his work in the areas of networking, graphics and embedded systems, Gerard Wall has made contributions to building computer graphic workstations, image processing, digital publishing systems, and embedded sensor systems over the course of his career. As a researcher in Sun Microsystems Laboratories, he was a member of the High Resolution Video Workstation project and the Time Critical Media Group and was also a key member of the NewT team that invented the basis for the Sun Ray product. Currently a Senior Staff Engineer, he received an M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gary Sloane

With over 100 technical publication credits since 1985, Gary Sloane has contributed to leading edge projects at Xerox PARC and Silicon Graphics as well as Sun Microsystems. Currently responsible for all Sun Ray engineering publications, he attended Antioch College, Harvard University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the University of California, Irvine.

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