Kie B. Eom received the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1986. He was an assistant professor at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY before joining the George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1989; he is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He was also a visiting professor with the Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland from 1993 to 1994. His research interests include random field modeling, automatic target recognition, speech and signal processing. His research has been sponsored by National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Security Agency, NASA, and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. He has consulted Enerlog Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and U.S. Patent Office. Dr. Eom is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, is a senior member of IEEE Computer Society, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.