Professor Luo received his BSc degree in Applied Mathematics from Peking University, China in 1984. In the same year, he was selected by a joint AMS-SIAM committee and the Ministry of Education of China for graduate study in the United States (S.S. Chen Program). After a one-year training in English and Mathematics, he enrolled in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a PhD degree in Operations Research in 1989. From 1989 to 2003, Professor Luo held a faculty position with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada, where he also served as the department head from 2000 to 2003, and held a tier-1 Canada Research Chair in Information Processing from 2001 to 2003. Since 2003, he has been a full professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) and held an endowed ADC Chair in digital technology. Professor Luo is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He received the 2010 Farkas Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society for outstanding contributions to the field of optimization. He also received three Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2004, 2009 and 2011 respectively, and a 2011 Best Paper Award from the EURASIP. Professor Luo’s research mainly addresses mathematical issues in information sciences, with particular focus on the design, analysis and applications of optimization algorithms. He consults regularly with industry on topics related to signal processing and digital communication. Professor Luo has served as Chair and Past Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking (SPCOM). Professor Luo has published over 200 refereed journal papers, conference papers, books and special issues. He has served as an Associate Editor for many internationally recognized journals including Management Science, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematics of Computation, Mathematics of Operations Research, and others. He is currently the Editor in Chief for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.