Firooz Aflatouni received the B.S. degree from K.N.Toosi University of Technology in 1998 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. He was a Post-doctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology from 2011 the end of 2013, before joining the Department of Electrical and System Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in January 2014 where he is Skirkanich Assistant Professor. In 1999, he co-founded Pardis Bargh Company, where he was involved in the designing of inclined-orbit satellite tracking systems. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Design Engineer with MediaWorks Integrated Circuits Inc., Irvine, CA. Firooz’s research interests include RF, mm-wave, and sub-mm-wave integrated circuits and silicone photonics. He was the recipient of the 2011 USC department of electrical engineering best Ph.D. thesis award, 2010 USC Ming Hsieh top 5 PhD student scholarship, 2010 NASA Tech Award for his work on development of a Ka-Band SiGe receiver front-end MMIC for space transponder applications, and the best B.S. thesis award for design and implementation of a non-geostationary satellite tracking system.