Jonathan Rose is a Professor and Chair of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from the University of Toronto and later was a Post-Doctoral Scholar and Research Associate in the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He spent a year as a Senior Research Scientist at Xilinx, in San Jose, CA, working on the Virtex FPGA architecture. In October 1998, he co-founded Right Track CAD Corporation, which delivered architecture for FPGAs and Packing, Placement and Routing software for FPGAs. He was President and CEO of Right Track until May 1, 2000 when Right Track was purchased by Altera and continued to be a Senior Director and Senior Research Scientist until 2004. His group at Altera Toronto shared responsibility for the development of the architecture for the Altera Stratix, Stratix II, Stratix GX and Cyclone FPGAs. His group was also responsible for placement, routing, delay annotation software and benchmarking for these devices, and for the placement and routing software for the Altera Apex 20K and Flex 10K FPGAs. He is the co-founder of the ACM FPGA Symposium, and has been an NSERC University Research Fellow. His research covers all aspects of FPGAs including their architecture, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Field-Programmable Systems, Soft Processors, and graphics, vision and bio-informatic applications of programmable hardware.