Horia Hedesiu received his B.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly Polytechnic Institute of Cluj) in 1991 and 1999 respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Electrical Machines and Drives Department at the TUCN. He has authored over 100 papers in international journals, books, or communications to conferences. Horia Hedesiu is a co-author for two US patents in the field of embedded data acquisition systems. His research interests are in the information systems area, real-time simulation systems, Hardware-in-the-Loop, and also dedicating resources to industrial application implementations that involve machinery, graphical programming technologies and computer-based measurement systems. Horia Hedesiu is a managing director with National Instruments in Romania since 2005.