Dennis J. Derickson is an assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, since September 2005. He received his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and the University of Wisconsin, respectively, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1992. He has authored or coauthored more than fifty conference and journal publications in the high-speed communications area and is the editor of Fiber Optic Test and Measurement (Prentice Hall, 1998).
Marcus Müller is an R&D engineer with Agilent Technologies’ High Speed Digital Test segment, where he focuses on the development and implementation of new test and analysis methods based on Agilent’s high-speed bit error ratio testers. He joined Agilent Technologies in 2000, after receiving his M.S. in environmental engineering from Stuttgart University, Germany.