Peter MathysPeter Mathys received the Dipl.Ing. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, in 1976 and 1985, respectively. During 1985-86 he was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. In August 1986 he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His main academic interest is to motivate students by visibly integrating theory and practice in the classroom and in the lab. He has been a consultant for a number of companies in the US and in Europe in the areas of communications, data networks, error control coding, and cryptography. His research interests include multi-user information theory and coding, data networks, communication theory, wireless communications.