Damir Vrancic was born in 1968 in Novo Mesto (Slovenia), where he attended primary and secondary school. In 1986 he matriculated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1991, 1995, and 1997, respectively. Since 1992, he has been with the Department of Computer Automation and Control at J. Stefan Institute. In 2001 he received the Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize for his Ph.D. work. In the framework of the Tempus project ALIAC, Damir VranÄiÄ‡ has been visiting the Department of Control, Free University of Brussels, for several months. In the framework of bilateral cooperation, he was frequently visiting Institute for information theory and Control at the Czech academy of Sciences and the Institute for control technology at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). Damir Vrancic is an assistant professor at Jozef Stefan International Post Graduate School and at the University of Maribor. He is currently teaching five subjects (four at the post-graduate level). Damir Vrancic is a member of the council of the Slovene Automation Society and a member of the Slovene Society of Modeling and Simulation. He is a reviewer of several international journals like Automatica, International Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, Instrument Society of America, etc. His research interest includes tuning of PID and related controllers, modeling, simulation, parameter identification, design of anti-windup systems, and design of electronic circuits.