Dr. Thanh Tran has 20 years plus of experience in audio, video, computer and communication systems design and is a Senior Member Technical Staff at Texas Instruments Incorporated where he is leading an embedded systems team to assist customers and to develop reference designs and frameworks for high speed DSP systems. He has held other senior design positions at Compaq Computer, ReplayTV, Eagle Wireless Incorporated, Bose Corporation and Zenith Electronics Corporation. Tran is an IEEE Senior member and currently serves on the Texas Instruments Developers Conference Advisory Committee and the IEEE System-On-Chip Organizing Committee. He has published over 14 technical papers and current holds 18 issued patents related to designs of video, audio and communication systems. Tran’s doctoral research led to a creation of innovative and patent pending methods to reduce electromagnetic interference and of a startup company, X-EMI, in Austin, Texas. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Rice University where he is teaching a graduate electrical engineering course in digital audio and video systems design. Tran received a BSEE degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and Master of Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.