Zachary K. Baker completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California in 2006. His dissertation topic investigated application specific- computer architectures in Field programmable Gate Arrays. He is the team leader of the Space Architectures Team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory involved in hardware design efforts for Satellite applications (including the R&D 100 Award winning MRM satellite module project team) and high- performance computing in CCS-7. Dr. Baker also teaches computer architecture at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos. He is a senior member of the IEEE.