Dr. Ali H. Assi received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal. In January 1998, he joined Texas Instruments in Ottawa, where he worked as an ASIC Applications engineer. In June 1999, Dr. Assi moved to Texas Instruments in Dallas as senior ASIC design engineer. In September 2000, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB) as a lecturer. In September 2001, Dr. Assi joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) as an assistant professor. He is currently an associate professor and his research interests include VLSI/CAD and Mixed-Signal Analog/Digital circuits design, Renewable Energy, and Photovoltaics/Solar cells. He published more than 80 scientific articles in peer-reviewed books, journals, and conference proceedings where MATLAB was one of the many engineering tools used in his research. Dr. Assi is a senior member of the IEEE.