José F. López obtained the MS degree in physics (specialized in electronics) from the University of Seville, Spain, in 1989. In 1994, he obtained the PhD degree by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and was awarded for his research in the field of high speed integrated circuits. He has conducted his investigations at the Research Institute for Applied Microelectronics (IUMA), where he is part of the Integrated Systems Design Division. He currently also lectures at the School of Telecommunication Engineering, in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), being responsible for the courses on VLSI circuits and digital circuits. He was with Thomson Composants Microondes (now United Monolithic Semiconductor, UMS), Orsay, France, in 1992. In 1995, he was with the Center for Broadband Telecommunications at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark, and in 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000 he was funded by the Edith Cowan University (ECU), Perth, Western Australia, to make research on low power, high performance integrated circuits and image processing. His main areas of interest are in the field of image and video processing, and VLSI circuits and systems. He has been actively enrolled in more than 15 research projects funded by the European Community, Spanish government and international private industries. He has written around 70 papers in national and international journals and conferences.