Dr. Marian Kazmierkowski (M’89-SM’91-F’98) received the M.S., Ph.D. and Dr. Sci. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics (ICIE), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in 1968, 1972, and 1981, respectively. From 1987 to 2008, he was the Director of ICIE. Since 2003 he has been the Head of the Centre of Excellence on Power Electronics and Intelligent Control for Energy Conservation – PELINCEC at ICIE. He received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Aalborg University in 2004 and from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France in 2010. In 2005 he received the Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann AchievementAward from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and, in 2007, the SIEMENS Research Award inPoland. In 2007 he was elected as the Corresponding Member of Polish Academy of Science. He was V-ce President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1999-2001) and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS (2004-2006). Currently, he is the Dean of the Engineering Science Department, Polish Academy of Science.