I'm working on the scientific site with a piles of articles and ambitious authors in addition ;) And ability to automatically link author's name to the "Our puper-super scientists" category in a "About Center" section is a pure delight. Thanks! :))
The only thing you should admire: some articles are made in co-authorship. So there can be more than one name in the Author field (separated with comma, for instance). Just think about such an improvement. Good luck!
Co-authorship is supported already. Use comma for authors separation.