Marcus Brazil and Martin Zachariasen, the authors of "Optimal Interconnection Trees in the Plane", are experts in optimal network design, and geometric Steiner trees in particular.

The Authors

Marcus Brazil

Marcus is an Associate Professor and Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. His main research interest is in Optimal Network Design with applications to Telecommunications, Wireless Sensor Networks, VLSI Physical Design  and Underground Mining. He combines this with more theoretical work, particularly in the area of Steiner Trees.  He is also a founder and director of the company MineOptima, through which he has done software development and consultancy work in optimisation for underground mine design for Industry bodies such as BHP Billiton and  Newmont Australia Ltd.

Martin Zachariasen

Martin was, for many years,  Professor and Head of Department  in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is now Dean of the Faculty of Science at University of Southern Denmark. His main research interest is in algorithms and fundamental structural properties of optimal interconnection networks (particularly Steiner trees) and their applications. He is the co-creator (with David M. Warme and Pawel Winter) of the renowned Steiner tree software package, GeoSteiner.