Florin Balasa received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Polytechnical University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universitiet Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1995. From 1990 to 1995, he was with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium. From 1995 to 2000, he was a Senior Deisgn Automation Engineer at the Advanced Technology Division of Conexant Systems (formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems), Newport Beach, CA. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Southern Utah University. Dr. Balsa was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award.