Jose Silva-Martinez got his PhD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 1992. He currently holds the rank of Texas Instruments Professor in Analog Engineering at the Department of ECE, Texas A&M University. Dr. Silva-Martinez is an IEEE-Fellow and member of the 2013-2014 CASS Distinguish Lecture Program. His record of publications show over 100 journals and 160 conferences, 2 books and 12 book chapters and 1 patent. He is co-author of the papers that received the 2011 Best Student Paper Award, IEEE MWCAS, the 2003 Best Student Paper Award, IEEE RF-IC, and recipient of the 1990 Best Paper Award, European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He got the 2005 Outstanding Professor Award by the ECE Department, Texas A&M University, 2005; co-Advised in Testing techniques the student who was Winner of the 2005 Best Doctoral Thesis Award, presented by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), IEEE Computer Society.