Jonathan W. Valvano is a full professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching and performing research since 1981 in the fields of medical instrumentation and embedded systems. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT in 1977. He received his doctorate in 1981 in Medical Engineering from the Harvard University/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. He has authored over 60 journal articles, four book chapters, and one textbook. You can visit his web site at http://www.ece.utexas.edu/~valvano.