Kees van Nieuwburg was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. He received his BEng degree (with honours) in electrical engineering from the Avans Hogeschool, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, in 2005. Since then, he’s been working at Semiconductor Ideas to the Market (Itom), Eindhoven, currently as director digital design. At Itom he’s worked on radio (transceivers and receivers) and signal processing algorithms and circuits. His work includes system-level design, requirement definition, implementation (RTL design), (mixed-signal) verification, evaluation/validation and preparation of factory tests.