Rui Manuel Tavares (S’08-M’10) was born in Oeiras, Portugal. He graduated from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, in 1998. He obtained the MSc and the PhD degrees, respectively, in 2001 and 2010, from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Rui has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), since September 1998, where he is currently Assistant Professor. Since 1998 he has been also working as a Researcher of the Centre for Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA. From 1998 until 2001 he worked as an Assistant Researcher of the Interoperability Supported by Standards group (GRIS) at UNINOVA, where he has actively participated in several National and joint European cooperative projects in science and technology (e.g. ESPRIT IV 22056 - FunSTEP). Since 2001 he is with the Analog Microelectronics Design Group of CTS/UNINOVA. His scientific interests are in the areas of electronic design automation of analog circuits and systems (EDA/CAD), the design of low-power and low-voltage analog integrated circuits.

Prof. Santos-Tavares has publishing several papers in international leading conferences, a book and has been serving as a reviewer for many IEEE Conferences. He is member of IEEE since 2010 (Student Member since 1998) and Member of the Circuits and Systems (CASS) Society. He participated in the organizating committee of IEEE ISCAS’2015, Lisbon, May 2015.