Ian Galton is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, specializing in the invention, analysis, and integrated circuit implementation of critical communication system blocks. He received the Sc.B. degree from Brown University in 1984, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1989 and 1992, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Prior to joining UCSD in 1996 he was with UC Irvine, and prior to starting graduate school in 1988 he worked as a software developer at Acuson and Mead Data Central. He has been the recipient and co-recipient of several awards including the Brown University Engineering Alumni Medal, three UCSD departmental best teacher awards, and three best paper awards in the top journal and conference in his field. He and his group have developed and published many enabling techniques that enhance the performance of mixed-signal and radio frequency integrated circuits for communications systems. Several of these inventions have been deployed in commercial products including in most of the mobile telephone handsets currently on the market. In addition to his academic research, Professor Galton regularly consults at several semiconductor companies and teaches external short courses on the design of mixed-signal integrated circuits. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and has served on a corporate Board of Directors, on several corporate Technical Advisory Boards, as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, as a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Administrative Committee, as a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors, as a member of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Technical Program Committee, and as a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer Program.