Andrei M. Shkel (Fellow, IEEE) received the diploma degree (Hons.) in mechanics and mathematics from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA, in 1997.,In 2000, he joined the Faculty of the University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with a joint appointment with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has served as a Program Manager for the Microsystems Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VA, USA, from 2009 to 2013. His professional interests, reflected in over 250 publications, include solid-state sensors and actuators, microelectromechanical systems-based neuroprosthetics, sensor-based intelligence, and control theory. He holds over 40 U.S. and worldwide patents. His current research interests include the design, manufacturing, and advanced control of high-precision micromachined gyroscopes and self-contained inertial navigation systems. He has been the President of the IEEE Sensors Council since 2020. He was a recipient of the 2002 George E. Brown, Jr.., Award, the 2005 NSF CAREER Award, the 2006 UCI HSSoE Best Faculty Research Award, the 2009 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award, and the 2020 UCI HSSoE Innovator of the Year Award. In 2013, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. He has also served on a number of editorial boards, most recently, as an Editor for the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and the Journal of Gyroscopy and Navigation, and the Founding Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems.