Michael Melkonian studied Electronics Engineering in Moscow and completed his B.S. in 1988. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a software engineer. Currently, he is a senior software engineer at Chubb Electronic Security, which is based in Sydney, Australia. Michael's technical interests include embedded systems and communications protocols, as well as RTOS and GUI development. In his spare time, he enjoys making computer-animated 3-D movies (no major hits so far) and watching soccer games.