Brian Bailey is an independent consultant working in the fields of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies and functional verification. Prior to this he was the chief technologist for verification at Mentor Graphics. He is the editor for the EETimes EDA Designline and a contributing editor to EDN. He has published seven books, given talks around the world, chairs international standards committees (is he crazy), and sits on the technical advisory board for several EDA companies. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a first class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering (yes – he is another Brit, so of course he is crazy).