Biography: Fernando Silveira (S’89- M’90- SM’03) received the Electrical Engineering degree from Universidad de la República, Uruguay in 1990 and the MSc. and PhD degree in Microelectronics from Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium in, respectively, 1995 and 2002. He is Professor at Universidad de la República, Uruguay. His research interests are in design of ultra low-power analog and RF integrated circuits and systems, in particular with biomedical application. In this field, he is co-author of one book and many technical articles and advised Masters and PhD thesis. He has acted as invited plenary speaker at various events and served as reviewer of several journals and conferences. He has multiple industrial activities with CCC Medical Devices and NanoWattICs, including leading the design of an ASIC for implantable pacemakers, applied in industrial production and designing analog circuit modules for implantable devices for various companies worldwide (USA, Israel, Europe and Canada) that are part of medical devices which are currently under human clinical evaluation, mainly related to the cardiovascular and neural fields. He was member of the Technical Advisory Board of Gtronix, Inc, USA from 2006 to 2010. Dr. Silveira received the “Ingeniero Destacado” (Distinguished Engineer) award by the Uruguayan Association of Engineers in 2007 and is a member for 2011-2012 of the Distinguished Lecturers Program of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.