Bahram Jalali is the Fang Lu Endowed Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering, and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University in 1989 and was with the Physics Research Division of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey from 1988 to 1992 before joining UCLA. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Fellow of IEEE, OSA, APS, AIMBE, and SPIE. He is the recipient of the R.W. Wood Prize from the Optical Society of America for creating the first silicon laser, the Aaron Kressel Award from IEEE, and the Achievement Medal from IET (U.K), and the Pioneer in Technology Award from the Society of Brain Mapping & Therapeutics. He is the inventor of the time stretch and the radiofrequency imaging and sensing modalities that have been commercialized for applications to blood screening. He is a member of the UCLA Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI). He has been elected into the Scientific American Top 50 and MIT Technology Review Magazine Top 10 and has served on the board of directors of the California Science Center, the Brentwood School, and was a member of the Institute of Defense Analysis' Microsystem Exploratory Council. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia University School of Engineering.