Dr. David K. KAHANER is the Founding Director of ATIP. He was formerly the Associate Director of the US Office of Naval Research Asia (ONR). He also spent more than 20 years at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (formerly the National Bureau of Standards). He spent more than 10 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and became responsible for mathematical software and library development as well as applications consulting. At NIST he was responsible for scientific software on both large and small computers. Dr. Kahaner has been examining Information Rich Technologies in Asia for many years. His analyses are circulated worldwide to thousands in industry, government, and academia. In 1993, he was awarded the title of “Mr. Asia” by Computerworld. He served as the Asian Chair for Supercomputing 90-94, the International Relations Chair for Supercomputing 95, the originator of the first HPC-Asia’95 held in Taipei, and Chair of the International Organizing Committees for HPC-Asia’97 held in Seoul, HPC-Asia’98 held in Singapore, HPC-Asia 00 held in Australia, and HPC-Asia 02 held in Bangalore, India. One of Dr. Kahaner’s goals is to develop a technology-based information service focused on activities in the Asian region that will be of strategic and business value to both Westerners and Asians. He has had visiting professorships at major universities in the U.S, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, where he has taken extensive sabbaticals and still retains significant associations.