Nicolas Berger holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nantes, France, where he has spent 4 years both researching at the Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes-Atlantique and teaching at the Faculty of Science and Technology. His specialization in the field of Constraint Programming...

In his endeavors at BDRC, Travis brings together his years of experience working in the software industry with his passion for Buddhism and meditation. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004 with a degree in Software Engineering. After his studies at engineering...

Karma Gongde has worked with BDRC to catalog and create outlines for its vast collection of Tibetan texts since 2007. He also maintains the English and Hindi language collection of books at BDRC. Karma received an Acharya (M.A.) degree in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language in...

Jim Katz is a lifelong New Englander who moved to Boston to pursue a music career, but found software development a more difficult, yet more relevant challenge. Earning his BA in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Boston in 1985, he began software development in the...

Kelsang was born 1973 in Lhokha area, south of Lhasa. She received teachings from Sheldak Khen Rinpoche and Dungkar Losang Tinley, mainly on Tibetan medicine, but also on the Five Minor Sciences, mostly Nyingma teachings. To pursue further studies, she left for India in 1989. She...

Philip is the former Senior Editor for the politics and current events website Bloggingheads.tv, and former Project Coordinator at Union Theological Seminary. While at Union, he helped launch MeaningofLife.tv, a website for discussions about science, philosophy, and spirituality. Philip also implemented a major science and...

Chungdak joined BDRC in May 2009 and since then he has been working on cataloging works, creating outlines, mapping subjects such as persons and places records for all genres of Tibetan literatures. Before joining BDRC, Chungdak was a lecturer of Tibetan Buddhist History and Philosophy at...

Dechen has an M.A. in Tibetan Studies from the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She worked for two years at the East Asian Library at UC Berkeley, where she learned skills in...

Since obtaining his Diplôme d'ingénieur in Télécom Bretagne (France), Élie has been excited to help cultural preservation through free software. He first did so by creating a Gregorian Chant score engraving software that is now used by major publishing companies, encouraging the creation of a collaborative...

Lobsang graduated with Shastri degree (equivalent to BA) from Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, U.P., India. He then joined Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), Dharamsala, as a translator in 1985 and from 1988-2009 was the chief Librarian of the Tibetan Manuscript...