Mr. Hugo A. Andrade Bermeo conducts research in design automation tools for distributed embedded systems. He received his BSECE (1987) and MSECE (1989) degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1989, he has been working in a full-time position at National Instruments. He is currently with NI Labs in Berkeley, CA. He is also a part-time PhD ECE student at UT Austin.