Laura Wilber is the co-author of Search-Based Applications: At the Confluence of Search and Database Technologies, published in 2011 by Morgan & Claypool Publishers (Series Editor: Gary Marchionini , Co-Author: Gregory Grefenstette). Ms. Wilber currently works as a technology analyst and writer at Paris-based Exalead, SA, a global provider of search and information access software to business and government. Prior to joining Exalead, Ms. Wilber taught Business Process Reengineering, Management of Information Systems and E-Commerce at ISG (l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion) in Paris. Ms. Wilber is also the former CEO and founder of California-based AVENCOM, Inc., a software development company specializing in online databases and database-driven Internet applications (acquired by Red Door Interactive in 2004), and she served as the VP of Marketing for Kintera, Inc., a provider of SaaS software to the nonprofit and government sectors (acquired by Blackbaud, Inc.). She has also developed multimedia courtroom tutorials for technology-related intellectual property litigation for Legal Arts Multimedia, LLC. Ms. Wilber earned an M.A. from the University of Maryland, where she was also a candidate in the PhD program, before joining the federal systems engineering division of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in Washington, DC.