Sirin Nitinawarat obtained the B.S.E.E. degree from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, with first class honors, and the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, in December 2010. He is now a postdoctoral research associate at the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in stochastic control, information and coding theory, statistical signal processing, estimation and detection, communications, and machine learning. Dr. Nitinawarat was a co-organizer for the special session on "Controlled Sensing for Inference" at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP); and chair for the session on "Distributed Inference in Sensor Networks" at the 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (2011). He was a finalist for the best student-paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, which was held at Austin, Texas, in 2010. During his Ph.D. study at the University of Maryland, he received graduate teaching fellowships in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Spring 2009.