Mingoo Seok is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering. Prior to joining Columbia in 2011, Seok was a member of the technical staff in the Systems and Applications R&D Center of Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. His research interests cover extreme energy-efficient circuit and system design that can benefit various cyber physical systems for ubiquitous and reliable sensing, computation and communication. He received the 1999 Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship from the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, the 2005 Doctoral Fellowship from the same organization, and the 2008 Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from University of Michigan. He has also won the 2009 AMD/CICC Scholarship Award for his Pico watt voltage reference work and the 2009 DAC/ISSCC Design Contest for the 35pW sensor platform design (a.k.a. Phoenix Processor). He has one pending U.S. patent. Seok received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Seoul National University in 2005, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 2007 and 2011, respectively, all in electrical engineering.