Kuros Yalpani, born in 1964, lives in Munich and is a senior software architect on the web (J2EE & Ruby On Rails) and in the telecommunications domain. He has been running the video sharing website "politube.org" since 2007. He received his B.Sc. from the Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, with a major in computing science from the SFU School of Computing Science, where he held a number of research and teaching positions in the domains of algorithm analysis, robotics motion planning, computational geometry, discrete mathematics, and computer-vision. He then worked, among other things, as a staff member in the project management division of Sony UK in Munich. Since 2007, he has been a freelance system architect and web engineer for companies such as BMW and O2.