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Ramesh Harjani (S’87–M’89–SM’00–F’05) received the Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1989, the M.S. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, in 1984, and the B.S. degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, in 1982, all in electrical engineering. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he was with Mentor Graphics Corpo-ration, San Jose, California. He cofounded Bermai, Inc., a startup company developing CMOS chips for wireless multimedia applications in 2001. He has been a visiting Professor at Lucent Bell Labs, Allentown, PA, and the Army Research Labs, Adelphi, MD. His research interests include analog/RF circuits for wired and wireless communications. Dr. Harjani received the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1991. He has been a pioneer in the analog circuit synthesis community and received Best Paper Awards at the 1987 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, the 1989 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, the 1998 GOMAC, and the 2007 TECHCON. His research group was the winner of the SRC Copper Design Challenge in 2000 and the winner of the SRC SiGe challenge in 2003. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS II, ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING from 1995 to 1997, and a Guest Editor for the International Journal of High-Speed Electronics and Systems and Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing in 2004, and a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS in 2010. He was the Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Committee on Analog Signal Processing from 1999 to 2000 and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2001–2002.