Hossein Shakiba received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1997. He has over 30 years of teaching, research, design, and management experience in the area of analog circuit and system design for various applications with focus on wireline communication in both the industry and academia. He is currently working on system and circuit design and development for next generation short reach and high efficiency serial links at Huawei Canada.