Tamer Basar is the Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received BSEE from Robert College, Istanbul, in 1969, and the M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. from Yale University, during 1970-2. After stints at Harvard University and Marmara Research Institute (Gebze, Turkey), he joined UIUC in 1981, where he has been since then with the ECE Department and the Coordinated Science Lab. He has authored or co-authored over 400 publications (including two books and several edited volumes) in the general areas of systems, control, dynamic games, information theory, communication systems and networks, and mathematical economics. He was elected Fellow of IEEE in 1983, and served CSS in various capacities, such as: President (2000), Editor for Techn. Notes & Corresp. for TAC (1992-4), and CDC General Chair (1992) and Program Chair (1989). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Automatica, the Editor of the Birkhäuser Series: Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications, Managing Editor of the Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games, and member of editorial and advisory boards of several international journals in control, wireless networks, and applied mathematics. Among some of his recent recognitions are: Tau Beta Pi Drucker Eminent Faculty Award of UIUC (2004), election to the National Academy of Engineering (2000), IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (1995) and Distinguished Member Award (1993) of CSS, and Medal of Science of Turkey (1993). He will also receive the Quazza Medal of IFAC in 2005. His current research interests are in routing, pricing, and congestion control in communication networks; control over wired and wireless networks; mobile computing; and robust and risk-sensitive estimation and control.