is Director of the Institute of Complex Engineered Systems, Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1994. From 1984 to 1989, he worked at Hewlett-Packard on circuit design and printed-circuit modeling. He is an IEEE Fellow and received the 1994 AIME Electronic Materials Society Ross Tucker Award, the 1996 Carnegie Institute of Technology G.T. Ladd Award, and the 1996 NSF CAREER Award. He currently serves as a subject editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, on the editorial boards of the IoP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering and IET Micro & Nano Letters and as co-editor of the Wiley-VCH Advanced Micro- and Nanosystems book series. He has contributed to over 160 research publications and holds several patents in the MEMS area. His research interests include microsensor and microactuator design and modeling, integrated MEMS manufactured in CMOS processes and structured design methodologies for MEMS.