Y. DANIEL LIANG holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Fudan University in Shanghai and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Oklahoma. He has published four books, as well as numerous papers in international journals. He has taught Java courses internationally, as well as consulted in the areas of algorithm design, client/server computing, and database management. Dr. Liang is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University at Fort Wayne, where he twice received the Excellence in Research Award from the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science.