Li Gong is managing director of Sun Microsystems' Engineering and Research Institute in Beijing, China. Previously at Sun, he was engineering head of Java Security and Networking, Java Embedded Servers, and JXTA. He obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Internet Computing.
Gary Ellison is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he designs secure network computing platforms. From 1999 through 2002, he led the architecture, design, and implementation of the security and networking components of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition. He holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and physical science from The Ohio State University.
Mary Dageforde is a freelance consultant who writes software documentation for various computer companies. She has an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University and a software design and development background. Since 1990, she has concentrated on documenting APIs, languages, tools, and systems.