Frank Stephan studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe (T.H.), now called KIT, from 1983 through 1989 and did his doctorate in Mathematics in 1990 at the same university. He worked at the University of Karlsruhe (T.H.) for five years, then at the University of Heidelberg until 2003, then for one year at the National ICT Australia and since 2004 at the National University of Singapore where he is joint appointed at the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science. For his academic works, please see http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~fstephan/publications.html which gives a list of all of his publications.