Dr. R. Muntz was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He received the BEE from Pratt Institute in 1963, the MEE from New York University in 1966, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1969. He is a member of the Board of Directors for SIGMETRICS and is the current chair of IFIP Working Group 7.3. He is a past associate editor for the Journal of the ACM and was editor-in-chief of ACM Computing Surveys from 1992 to 1995. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a Fellow of the IEEE. His current research interests are scientific database systems, multimedia storage and database systems, data mining and computer system performance evaluation.