Ken Barker is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta (1990); and has more than two decades of experience working with industrial computer systems and has consulting experience in the design of commercial databases. He has interest in system integration, distributed systems, and the privacy and security of data repositories. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Science and as Head of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. He is the President of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)-Alberta, was President of the Canadian Association of Computer Science (CACS/AIC), and has served on the Computer Science Accreditation Council. As the director of research laboratories at the Universities of Calgary and Manitoba he has supervised over 60 graduate students, in addition to several post-docs and research assistants. Dr. Barker has published over 200 peer reviewed publications.