Master of Science in Computing Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1990. Master of Technology Design in Software Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1992.
Research assistant Eindhoven University of Technology, 1990-1992. Member science staff Philips Research, Eindhoven, 1992-1998, senior member science staff, 1998—2002, principal scientist, since 2002. Consultant Gerson Lehrman Group, New York City, since 2000.
Lecturer Philips Center for Technology Training, Eindhoven, since 1996.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard P1500 Working Group, Alumni Association Post-Masters Program Software Technology X00TIC, Vereniging van Informatica Ingenieurs Eindhoven VIE.
Married Adelia Maria De Oliveira Dias, April 28, 1961. Children: Thomas, Alexander.