Jack Keil Wolf received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, in 1956, and the M.S.E., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1957, 1958, and 1960, respectively. He is the Stephen O. Rice Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Center for Magnetic Recording Research at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla. He was a member of the Electrical Engineering Department at New York University from 1963 to 1965, and the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn from 1965 to 1973. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, from 1973 to 1975, and he was Professor there from 1973 to 1984. Since 1984, he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Center for Magnetic Recording Research at the University of California-San Diego. He also holds a part-time appointment at Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego. From 1971 to 1972, he was an NSF Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, and from 1979 to 1980, he held a Guggenheim Fellowship. His current interest is in signal processing for storage systems. Dr. Wolf was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1993 and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005. He was the recipient of the 1990 E. H. Armstrong Achievement Award of the IEEE Communications Society, co-recipient of the 1993 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award, and was co recipient of the 1975 IEEE Information Theory Group Prize Paper Award. He served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Group from 1970 to 1976 and from 1980 to 1986. Dr. Wolf was President of the IEEE Information Theory Group in 1974. He was International Chairman of Committee C of URSI from 1980 to 1983. He was the recipient of the 1998 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, the 2001 Claude E. Shannon Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society and the 2004 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal. In May 2000, he received a UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award.