Giri Venkataramanan received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, the M.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1986, 1987, and 1992, respectively. After teaching at Montana State University, Bozeman, he returned to University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a faculty member in 1999, where his research continues in various areas of electronic power conversion. He is a Professor in the UW Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and also serves as the Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC).