Pedram Khalili (PhD 2008, Delft University of Technology) is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University, and director of the Physical Electronics Research Laboratory (PERL). Prior to joining Northwestern, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was co-leader of the memory program within the NSF TANMS engineering research center. In 2012 he co-founded Inston Inc., a startup company where he served as board member and chief technology officer until 2017. He and his team placed top-6 out of 3,000 entries worldwide in the Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge in 2015. Pedram has published 100+ papers in peer reviewed journals and holds 15 issued US patents. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Physics: Photonics, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.