About the Authors
is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at theTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology. He has been involvedin research on theoretical modeling and analysis in the area of anisotropic elasticity for the last fifteen years, he is the author of many journal papers and conference presentations in thisarea. Dr. Rand has been extensively active in composite rotor blade analysis, and established many well recognized analyticaland numerical approaches. He teaches graduate courses in thearea of anisotropic elasticity, serves as the Editor-in-Chief of
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials,
as a reviewer for leading professional journals, and as a consultant to variousresearch and development organizations.
is a Professor of Mathematics and a wellknown researcher in the area of Riemannian and computationalgeometry. He is a corresponding member of the Natural ScienceAcademy of Russia, a member of the American MathematicalSociety, and serves as a reviewer of
Zentralblatt für Mathematik.
He is the author of many journal papers and books,including
Foliations on Riemannian Manifolds and Submanifolds
(Birkhäuser, 1997), and
Geometry of Curves and Surfaces with MAPLE
(Birkhäuser, 2000). Since 1999,Dr. Rovenski has been a senior scientist at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a lecturer at Haifa University.