Antony Hosking is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette. He received a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1985, and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, in 1987. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving a PhD in Computer Science in 1995. His work is in the area of programming language design and implementation, with specific interests in database and persistent programming languages, object-oriented database systems, dynamic memory management, compiler optimisations, and architectural support for programming languages and applications. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He regularly serves on programme and steering committees of major conferences, mostly focused on programming language design and implementation. He is married, with three children. When the opportunity arises, he most enjoys sitting somewhere be- hind the bowler’s arm on the first day of any Test match at the Adelaide Oval.