Professor Xiaodong Wang was an assistant professor from July 1998 to December 2001 at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University. In January 2002, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University as an assistant professor. Dr. Wang's research interests fall in the general areas of computing, signal processing, and communications. He has worked and published extensively in the areas of wireless communications, statistical signal processing, parallel and distributed computing, nanoelectronics, and quantum computing. Dr. Wang has received the 1999 NSF CAREER Award. He has also received the 2001 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award.