Michael Barr is an internationally recognized expert on the design of embedded computer systems. In that role, he has provided expert witness testimony in federal court, appeared on PBS' American Business Review, and been quoted in various newspapers. He is also the author of three books and more than sixty articles and papers on related subjects. For three and a half years Michael served as editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Programming magazine. In addition, Michael has been a member of the advisory board and track chair for the Embedded Systems Conference. Software he wrote continues to power millions of products. Michael holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and has lectured in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, from which he also earned an MBA.