Prasenjit Mitra received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2004. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Gio Wiederhold and his dissertation is titled "An Algebraic Framework for the Interoperation of Ontologies". Prior to that, he had received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin in December, 1994. His Bachelor of Technology (with Honours) degree in Computer Science and Engineering was from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in May, 1993. From 1995, he worked for five years at Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores, CA as a senior member of the technical staff at the Server Technologies division developing database software. He also worked part-time as a senior engineer at Narus, and DBWizards.