David B. Rutledge was born in Savannah, GA, on January 12, 1952. He received the B.A. degree in mathematics from Williams College, Williamstown, MA, in 1973, the M.A. degree in electrical sci- ences from Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, in 1975, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980. In 1980 he joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, where he is now Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research is in developing millimeter- and submillimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits and applications, and in software for computer-aided design and measurement. He is coauthor of the software CAD program Puff, which has over 6000 users worldwide.