David Kincaid is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Also, he is the Interim Director of the Center for Numerical Analysis (CNA) within the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).Wayne D. Hoyer holds the James L. Bayless/William S. Farish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise and is Chairman of the Department of Marketing. He received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. from Purdue University. His major area of study is consumer psychology and his research interests include consumer information processing and decision making, customer relationship management and new product development, and advertising information processing (including miscomprehension, humor, and brand personality). Dr. Hoyer has published over 100 articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, and other marketing and psychology forums. His 1998 article on assortment perceptions (with Susan Broniarczyk and Leigh McAlister) won the 2003 O'Dell Award from the American Marketing Association.
Rik Pieters is Professor of Marketing in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TISEM) of Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Leiden in 1989. Rik believes in interdisciplinary work, and that imagination, persistence and openness to surprise are a person's biggest assets. He has published over 90 articles in marketing, psychology, economics, and statistics. His work has appeared in Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, and International Journal of Research in Marketing. He has published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, European Journal of Social Psychology, Emotion, Psychological Science, Journal of Economic Literature. His research concerns attention and memory processes in marketing communication, and the role of emotions in consumer decision making. He has served as Co-Chair of the Association for Consumer Research annual conference, and has co-organized special conferences on visual marketing, social communication, and service marketing and management. He has taught internationally at Pennsylvania State University, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Koc University, Turkey, and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has been Strategy Director for National and International clients at the Prad/FCB advertising agency, Amsterdam office. He bakes bread, rides bikes, and drinks hoppy, fermented barley beverages, all except the first in moderation.