With more than twenty years' experience in the technology industry, Greg Papadopoulos has held several executive positions, most recently serving as chief technology officer and executive vice president, Research and Development, at Sun Microsystems, Inc. He is responsible for managing Sun's technology decisions, global engineering architecture, and advanced development programs. He has also founded a number of his own companies, including cofounding Thinking Machines, where he led the design of the CM6 massively parallel supercomputer. Greg was also an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, where he conducted research in scalable systems, multithreaded/data flow processor architecture, functional and declarative languages, and fault-tolerant computing. He holds a bachelor's degree in systems science from the University of California at San Diego, as well as master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Greg resides in Los Gatos, California, with his wife, Laurie, and has passions for cooking, wine, and eco-responsible living.