Emanuel Popovici is now Lecturer with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National University of Ireland, Cork . He was with the Department of Microelectronic Engineering from 2002 to 2010. He received the Dipl. Ing. degree in Computer Engineering from the Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania (1997) and a PhD in Microelectronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland (2002), respectively. Between 1997 and 2001 he did his research on efficient algorithms and architectures for encoding/decoding of block codes within the National Microelectronics Research Centre(now the Tyndall National Institute), Ireland. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer, he was postdoctoral research engineer with University College Cork working on hardware accelerators for e-commerce cryptography. His research interests include low power embedded system design for reliable and secure computing and communications, and electronic design automation in which he published more that 100 papers. His group is the recepient of numerous prizes and awards from IEEE, IET, IARIA and MIDAS-Ireland. Emanuel is PI, co-PI or funded collaborator on several SFI(CSET, SRC, MI, PI, NAP), EU-FP7(STREP), EI, IDA, IRCSET, NSF, Invest-NI grants.