About the Author
Robert J. Brunner is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Illinois and a Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Robert is leading the development of a Unified Cosmological Data Mining Framework that leverages experts and technologies from the machine learning, database systems, and grid computing communities to assist in the understanding of the origin and evolution of our Universe. He has taught Java and XML at the Center for Advanced Computing Technology operated by the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Recently, he has written a series for Java Developers Journal and has reviewed and edited books covering Linux, C++, Java, and XML.