Axel Jantsch received a Dipl.Ing. in 1988 and a Dr. Tech. degree in 1992 from the Technical University of Vienna. Between 1993 and 1995 he received the Alfred Schrödinger scholarship from the Austrian Science Foundation as a guest researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. From 1995 through 1997 he was with Siemens Austria in Vienna as a system validation engineer. From 1997 to 2002 he was as Associate Professor at KTH, and since December 2002 he has served as Professor in Electronic System Design. Jantsch has published in the areas of VLSI design and synthesis, system level specification, modeling and validation, HW/SW codesign and cosynthesis, reconfigurable computing, processor design and networks-on-chip. For several years he has been a program committee member of FDL and DATE conferences. He has served as TPC chair of SSDL/FDL 2000 and is Subject Area Editor for the Journal of Systems Architecture. At KTH, Jantsch is heading a number of research projects in the areas of system level specification, design, synthesis, validation and network-on-chip architecture. From 1999 to 2002, he served as program manager of the Swedish research program Integrated Electronic Systems with a 4-year budget of 12 million Euro.