Alyssa Apsel received a B.S. from Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, in 1995 and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2002. She joined Cornell University in 2002, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The focus of her research is on power-aware mixed signal circuits and solving the problems that arise in highly scaled CMOS and modern electronic systems. She has authored or coauthored over 75 refereed publications in related fields of RF mixed signal circuit design, interconnect design and planning, photonic integration with VLSI, and circuit design techniques in the presence of variation resulting in five patents and several pending patent applications. She received a best paper award at ASYNC 2006, had a MICRO "Top Picks" paper in 2006, received a college teaching award in 2007, received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004, and was selected by Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators in 2004. She has also served as an Associate Editor of various journals including IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II and is the chair of the Analog and Signal Processing Technical committee of ISCAS 2011.