I received my A.B. in Physics from Princeton University (1992) and my Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (1998). I spent nine years as a faculty member at Caltech with appointments in Physics and in Control & Dynamical Systems, then moved to Stanford University as Professor of Applied Physics in 2007. I have been serving as Chair of the Applied Physics Department since September 2010. Selected honors include an A.P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, an ONR Young Investigator Award, a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the inaugural Mohammed Dahleh Distinguished Lectureship awarded by UCSB.