Prof. Samuel E. de Lucena was born in Ceara, Brazil, in 1962, received the BS in electrical engineering (1984), from Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil, the M.Sc. in electrical engineering (1988), from Campinas State University, Brazil, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (2002), from Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since 1994, he is with Unesp - Sao Paulo State University, where he founded and heads the instrumentation and microprocessors laboratory. Prof. Lucena is an Associate Professor of microprocessors systems and microcontrollers. He is an active industry consultant.