ORG Sun Microsystems Title BIO Steve Waterhouse is the Director of Engineering, JXTA Services and Applications, at Sun Microsystems. Prior to Sun Microsystems, he was the VP of Engineering at Infrasearch, Inc. a leading distributed search technology start-up which Sun recently acquired earlier this year. Steve also co-founded and ran an Internet and Data Mining technology consulting firm whose clients included Yahoo, eBay, NASA and SGI. Steve received the B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, England where he received the Isaac Newton prize for outstanding Ph.D. research. Whilst at Cambridge he was a leading member of the Cambridge University Engineering Department speech recognition research group which ranked in the top 5 in the annual DARPA trials, and he has also worked at both Motorola and Hewlett Packard in the small device speech recognition field. His numerous technical publications include research in speech, neural networks and data mining.