Lieven Vandenberghe is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from K.U. Leuven, Belgium, in 1992. He joined UCLA in 1997, following postdoctoral appointments at K.U. Leuven and Stanford University, and has held visiting professor positions at K.U. Leuven and the Technical University of Denmark. He is the author (with Stephen Boyd) of the book Convex Optimization (2004), and editor (with Henry Wolkowicz and Romesh Saigal) of the Handbook of Semidefinite Programming (2000). His research interests are in optimization, systems and control, and signal processing.