Dr Gabriel-Miro Muntean is an Associate Professor with the School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, and Co-Director of the DCU Performance Engineering Laboratory. He has published over 300 papers in top-level international journals and conferences, authored three books and 18 book chapters, and edited six additional books, which have attracted over 5000 citations. His research interests include quality, performance, and energy saving issues related to multimedia and multiple sensorial media delivery, technology-enhanced learning, and other data communications over heterogeneous networks. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Multimedia Communications Area Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and chair and reviewer for important international journals, conferences, and funding agencies. He is a Project Coordinator for the EU-funded project NEWTON.

Michael A. Plummer is the Founder and CEO of MAPco Education Consultant Group. MAPco partners with leading companies, institutions, and organizations specializing in organizational effectiveness, change management, strategic growth and transformation and cost efficiency in K-12 learning and more. Michael spent 14 years as the Director of Curriculum and Assessment at The Maryland School for the Blind. He received a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University and an M.A. in Education and Curriculum Development at Temple University. He is a 2009 Fulbright Scholar with international experience that includes research, programs and consultancies in China. His background also includes leadership roles in both the private and for-profit education sector in diverse environments including special education, early childhood learning, multi-venture centers, and startup schools. Michael resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his family.