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 fifty articles on related subjects. For three and a half years Michael served as editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Programming, for which he continues to write a column (the magazine was renamed Embedded Systems Design). In addition, Michael has been a popular speaker, track chair, and member of the advisory board at the Embedded Systems Conference for over a decade. Embedded software he wrote or architected powers 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. Michael provides consulting, training, and expert witness services through Netrino, which he founded in 1999. Michael is also the founder of Embedded Gurus. He also writes a free monthly e-mail newsletter on embedded software architecture and process called Firmware Update. Michael’s blog is Barr Code.