Gerald E. Sobelman (M’81, SM’03) received a B.S. degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at The Rockefeller University, and he has held senior engineering positions at Sperry Corporation and Control Data Corporation. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Program in Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Sobelman is a Senior Member of IEEE and serves on the technical programcommittees for IEEE ISCAS, IEEE SOCC and IEEE ICCSC. He is currently Chair of the Technical Committee on Circuits and Systems for Communications (CASCOM) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He has also served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was Local Arrangements Chair for the 1993 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. In addition, he has chaired many sessions at international conferences in the areas of communications and VLSI design, and he is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2008–2009. He has developed and presented short courses on digital VLSI design at several industrial sites. He has also given invited lectures at many universities, and he has been a consultant to a number of companies. His current research interests are in the areas of VLSI circuit and system design for applications in communications and signal processing. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers and 1 book, and he holds 11 U.S. patents.