Prof. Pedro Diniz received his BSc. and MSc. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the Technical University (IST) in Lisbon, and in 1997 obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, in the USA. While in California he was a Research Associate with the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI) and a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science also at USC. In 2000 he co-founded and was the V.P. for Engineering of Quantum Semiconductor (QSemi), a semiconductor company in San Jose, California, and from 2017 to 2019 he was a Senior Scientist at Custom Silicon Solutions (CSS). Throughout his professional career, he has been the technical and management lead of a long list of research contracts and grants, being responsible for a wide range of reporting and publication activities as well as presenting findings at scholarly events. He graduated 5 PhD students both at USC and at IST and has authored or co-authored 28 internationally recognized scientific journal articles and over 75 international conference papers (all peer reviewed). As faculty in the US and in Portugal he was responsible and teaching many semester-level courses in Computer Science and Engineering, as well as various short courses and seminars in Germany and Brazil.