Irwan Prasetya Gunawan is an assistant professor (Lektor) in the Department of Informatics at Bakrie University. He received a bachelor's degree with honors in electrical engineering from Telkom Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia in 1996, a master's degree in telecommunications engineering from the RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic systems engineering from the University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom, in 2006. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, from 2006-2008 to work on the IP-RACINE project, a European Commission-funded research project on digital cinema. His main research interests are quality assessment of digitally compressed image/video, various applications of digital image/video processing, and multiresolution analysis. Other research interests include cryptography, computer security, and networking. Dr. Gunawan is the co-recipient of the best paper award at the 2002 APCC (Asia Pacific Conference on Communications) for his paper on image quality assessment. He was the recipient of a scholarship jointly funded by the British Council Indonesia, Cable and Wireless Indonesia, and the Cable and Wireless College, U.K., to spend his undergraduate final year at the Cable and Wireless College, Coventry, U.K (1995–1996). He was awarded a postgraduate research scholarship by the University of Essex via a research grant from the BT Group CTO, U.K., between 2002–2005, for his Ph.D. study. He held Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certifications both acquired in 2001.