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2012 Star Spec Lead Profiles

The Java Community Process (JCP) program applauds the community's Star Spec Leads. These leaders earned this honor through their efficient, prompt, and transparent communication with their Expert Group, the Program Management Office (PMO), and the Executive Committee (EC). They used community web pages, observer aliases, and other tools to communicate with their expert group, the JCP program community, and the public. They kept their Java Specification Requests (JSRs) on schedule by making sure their team stayed focused and felt appreciated. The JCP program congratulates and honors these Star Spec Leads.

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen

Dr. Santiago Pericas-Geertsen is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Sun Glassfish organization at Oracle. He is an architect and technical lead in the Avatar project at Oracle. Within the JCP program, Santiago is a Spec Lead for JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services. While at Sun Microsystems, Santiago was a tech lead for the Glassfish Mobility Platform, a developer and lead in the Fast Web Services project, and a participant, and editor, in World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) initiatives including the XML Binary Characterization working group (WG) and the W3C Efficient XML Interchange WG. In addition, Santiago was a Project Management Committee (PMC) member at the Apache Software Foundation representing the Xalan/XSLTC project, and one of the original Sun Microsystems developers of XSLTC, the compiling version of the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations, which is now part of the JDK. He holds two US patents, 7647415 and 7716577.

Santiago blogs from, tweets from @spericas, and has presented at numerous academic and industry-oriented conferences including XML 2KX, JavaOne, UniForum, POPL (Principles of Programming Languages), ESOP (European Symposium on Programming), and LICS (Logic in Computer Science). He also taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science during his doctoral program at Boston University. He achieved his MA (1999) and PhD (2001) in Computer Science, having specialized in programming languages and compilers. His bachelor's degree in Informatics is from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) in Argentina (1994). Many of his papers, projects, and classes are listed on his Boston University page.

Santiago resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is fascinated by martial arts, cars, and car racing. He competes in time trial racing events in Florida and instructs high-performance driving (HPDE) with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Chin Motorsports, and Equipe Rapide Motorsports Experience (ERME).

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