Robert Dick is an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University and his B.S. degree from Clarkson University. He was previously an Associate Professor at Northwestern University. He worked as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University's Department of Electronic Engineering and as a Visiting Researcher at NEC Labs America. Robert received an NSF CAREER award and won his department's Best Teacher of the Year award in 2004. His technology won a Computerworld Horizon Award in 2007. He served as a technical program subcommittee chair for the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and serves on the technical program committees of several embedded systems and CAD/VLSI conferences including CODES-ISSS, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, and GLSVLSI. Robert has published in the areas of embedded system synthesis, embedded operating systems, dynamic power management, low-power and temperature-aware integrated circuit design, data compression, reliability, behavioral synthesis, and mobile ad-hoc network protocols.