Philipp Kramer studied computer science at the ETH Zurich and was an assistant at the Institute for Computer Systems under Professor Jürg Gutknecht. He then worked for 10 years as a software developer for SunGard (now FIS) on a world-leading interest risk management solution for banks. During this time he also earned a Bachelor Degree in Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. For some time now, he has been working at the OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule for Professor Luc Bläser. Besides industry projects and consulting business using Microsoft technologies, he is also active in education and research. His interests are in the areas of compiler construction, parallel programming and computer graphics.