Dr. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for his contributions to the Maple computer algebra system and the creation of an electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary. Gonnet received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Waterloo in 1977. Prof. Gonnet has worked on analysis of algorithms, computer algebra, text databases, bioinformatics and more recently on machine learning for biological problems. Dr. Gonnet co-founded the Symbolic Computation Group at the University of Waterloo and is a professor in Informatik at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland, and chief scientist of two Canadian startups: CeeqIT and Porfiau.