Shankar Sastry obtained his BS degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and his MS and PhD degrees from University of California, Berkeley. He became an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980-2), Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor at University of California, Berkeley (1983–present). He has held visiting appointments at the Australian National University, Canberra the University of Rome, Scuola Normale and University of Pisa, the CNRS laboratory LAAS in Toulouse, Professor Invité at Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, and as a Vinton Hayes Visiting Fellow at the Center for Intelligent Control Systems at MIT. Most recently, he has been concerned with cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, and has helped establish an NSF Science and Technology Center, TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies). He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2004. He is member of the Technical Advisory Group of the President’s Council of Advisors on S&T. He was on the US Air Force Science Board from 2003-2006, and is Chairman of the Board of the International Computer Science Institute. He is also a member of the boards of the Federation of American Scientists and ESCHER (Embedded Systems Consortium for Hybrid and Embedded Research). Among his many honors, he received the President of India Gold Medal, the IBM Faculty Development award, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Eckman Award of the of the American Automatic Control Council, the Ragazzini Award for Distinguished Accomplishments in teaching, and the distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology.