Damir VranÄiÄ‡ 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 the 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 PhD work. In the framework of Tempus project ALIAC, Damir VranÄiÄ‡ has been visiting Department of Control, Free University of Brussels, for several months. In the framework of bilateral cooperatin, he was frequenctly visiting Institute for information theory and control at Czech academy of sciences and Institute for control technology at Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). Damir VranÄiÄ‡ is assistant professor at Jozef Stefan International Post Graduate School and at University of Maribor. He is currently teaching five subjects (four at post-graduate level). Damir VranÄiÄ‡ is a member of a council of Slovene Automation Society and a member of 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 include tuning of PID and related controllers, modeling, simulation, parameter identification, design of anti-windup systems and design of electroninc circuits.