ORG Access Nova Research Program, Dept. Computer Science, University of Chile, Santiago Title BIO EDUARDO S. VERA received the BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Chile and the PhD degree in Physics from Brown University, USA, in 1974, 1976 and 1982 respectively. In 1983, he joined the technical staff of Philips Laboratories-Briarcliff, New York, USA, working on power integrated circuits for lighting applications. In 1990, he joined the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Laboratories in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, where he worked on the modeling and simulation of power semiconductor devices for advanced communication systems. In 1991, he received an outstanding patent award from NTT Laboratories. Since 1995, he is director of the AccessNova Program, a joint collaboration effort of NTT and University of Chile, focused on the development of multimedia networks and applications for high speed data transmission. At present, he also holds a joint appointment as adjunct professor at the Computer Science Department and the Electrical Engineering Department of the School of Engineering and Science of the University of Chile.