Daniel Mange received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 1969, he has been a Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He held a position as Visiting Professor at the Center for Reliable Computing, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1987. Dr. Mange is director of the Logic Systems Laboratory and his chief interests include firmware theory (equivalence and transformation between hardwired systems and programs), cellular automata, artificial life, and embryonics (embryonic electronics). He has authored and co-authored several scientific papers in these areas, as well as the books "Microprogrammed Systems: An Introduction to Firmware Theory" (London: Chapman & Hall, 1992) and "Bio-Inspired Computing Machines" (Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 1998). Dr. Mange was Program Co-Chairman of the First International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (ICES96), held in Tsukuba, Japan, General Chairman of the Second International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (ICES98), held in Lausanne in September 1998, General Chairman of the 5th International Workshop on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 2003), held in Lausanne in September 2003, and general Co-Chairman of the 1st International Workshop on Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Theory (Bio-ADIT 2004), held in Lausanne in January 2004.