David Blaauw is the Kensall D. Wise Collegiate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His research focus is on VLSI circuit design, with particular emphasis on the design of ultra-low power and high performance design for miniature sensor nodes. This has resulted in over 550 papers and 60 patents. Before joining the University of Michigan in 2001, he worked for Motorola, Inc. in Austin, TX, where he was the manager of the High Performance Design Technology group. He received his B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from Duke University in 1986, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1991. David was the Technical Program Chair and General Chair for the International Symposium on Low Power Electronic and Design. He is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the ISSCC Technical Program Committee and the director of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory.