Thomas Stricker is currently working as an assistant professor of computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. His research group is investigating software architectures and applications of clusters of PCs and computational grids that are interconnected with various high speed interconnect technologies. For his Ph.D. work Thomas Stricker attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where he participated in several large systems building projects including the construction of the iWarp parallel machines. He got his undergraduate degrees in computer science and engineering from ETH and he is a member of the ACM SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGOPS and the IEEE Computer Society.