I grew up in Holmdel, NJ and graduated from Holmdel High School in 1979. I received my B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1983 and 1986 respectively. After working one year at the Hughes Research Labs in Malibu, CA, I started in the interdisciplinary Computation and Neural Systems program at Caltech in 1987. As a PhD student I worked in the labs of Christof Koch and Carver Mead building analog vision chips. After I received my PhD in 1991, I worked for two years as a postdoc at the MIT AI lab for Tomaso Poggio. I joined the the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida (UF) in 1993. I am currently an associate professor leading the UF Hybrid Signal Computation Group in researching biologically inspired circuits, architectures and algorithms for signal processing. The group is part of the Computational NeuroEngineering Lab (CNEL) directed by Jose Principe and myself. Some interesting things