Nikos Salingaros is professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The author of more than seventy scientific publications, he served as associate editor for two journals, and refereed for fourteen others. Dr. Salingaros is considered an authority on how complexity underlies architecture and urbanism. He is a member of three architecture/urbanist editorial boards. His work is respected as defining a new direction for the field, supporting the monumental contributions of Christopher Alexander, and also providing support for traditional architecture and urbanism as exemplified by the work of Leon Krier and many others. He is thus seen by many as forging a crucial connection between innovative ideas for a new architecture, and the timeless content of traditional architectures.