Imre Csiszr is a Research Professor at the Rnyi Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where he has worked since 1961. He is also Professor Emeritus of the University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, a Fellow of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and former President of the Hungarian Mathematical Society. He has received numerous awards, including the Shannon Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society (1996).
Jnos Krner is a Professor of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome, where he has worked since 1992. Prior to this, he was a member of the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for over 20 years, and also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, for two years.