Nuno C. Martins received the MS. degree in electrical engineering from I.S.T., Portugal, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2004. He has also concluded a Financial Technology Option program at Sloan School of Management (MIT) in 2004. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, where he is also affiliated with the Institute for Systems Research and the Center for Applied Electromagnetics. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2007, the 2006 American Automatic Control Council O. Hugo Schuck Award, the 2010 Outstanding ISR Faculty award and the IEEE CSS George Axelby Award in 2010. He is also a member of the editorial board of Systems and Control Letters (Elsevier) and of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board.