Brian Richards received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1983, and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. From 1986, he joined the research staff at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on large scale digital system design projects including speech recognition, full-custom ASIC design for image processing, and the Infopad portable wireless multimedia terminal. He is a founding member of the BWRC, maintaining and continuing the development of several ASIC and FPGA system design CAD tools and related libraries. Current projects include supporting various research efforts related to prototyping and implementing wireless and low-power systems at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.