Andrei Alexandrescu coined the colloquial term "modern C++", used today to describe a collection of important C++ styles and idioms. His eponymous book on the topic, Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied (Addison-Wesley, 2001), revolutionized C++ programming and produced a lasting influence not only on subsequent work on C++, but also on other languages and systems. With Herb Sutter, Andrei is also the coauthor of C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices (Addison-Wesley, 2004). Through Andrei’s varied work on libraries and applications, as well as his research in machine learning and natural language processing, he has garnered a solid reputation in both industrial and academic circles. Since 2006, he has been second-in-command to Walter Bright, the D programming language inventor and initial implementer. Andrei has been the key designer of many important features of D and has authored a large part of D's standard library, positioning him to write an authoritative book on the new language, appropriately entitled, The D Programming Language (preliminary copy available electronically in 2009 as an Addison-Wesley Rough Cut). Andrei holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University "Politehnica" Bucharest. He currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.