Dr. Qi Zhu is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in Northwestern University. He was an Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor at the ECE Department in University of California, Riverside from 2011 to 2017, and a Research Scientist at the Strategic CAD Labs in Intel from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Zhu received a Ph.D. in EECS from University of California, Berkeley in 2008, and a B.E. in CS from Tsinghua University in 2003. His research interests include model-based design, synthesis and verification of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet of Things, CPS security, embedded and real-time systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, energy-efficient buildings and infrastructures, and system-on-chip design. He received best paper awards at Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2006, DAC 2007, International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2013, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) 2016. He received the NSF CAREER award in 2016, and the IEEE TCCPS (Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems) Early-Career Award in 2017. Dr. Zhu is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications, and IEEE TCCPS Newsletter. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE TC-VLSI Newsletter and ACM SIGDA e-Newsletter; and as a Guest Editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS). He is the Conference Chair of IEEE TCCPS. Dr. Zhu has served on the technical program committee and as organizer for a number of conferences in design automation, cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, and real-time systems, including DAC, ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, ICCPS, CODES+ISSS, RTSS, RTAS, ICESS, GLVLSI, SAC, SIES, MEMOCODE, SAMOS, FDL, etc. He received the ACM SIGDA Service Award in 2015.