Wayne Luk, Professor of Computer Engineering at Imperial College London, founded the Computer Systems Section and the Custom Computing Research Group there. He is a Senior Advisor of Maxeler, and was Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Queen's University Belfast. His research sponsors include Altera, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nokia, Sharp, Sony, and Xilinx, as well as the European Commission and research councils in UK and Hong Kong. He is a recipient of over 10 awards for his publications from various international conferences, and he also received a Research Excellence Award from Imperial College London. Prof. Luk is one of the foremost experts on domain specific embedded languages, and he is at the forefront of acceleration technology ideas. He is a fellow of the IEEE and BCS.