Larry Doolittle is a Senior Scientist/Engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (it's in Berkeley, not Livermore), with degrees in Engineering and Materials Science. He has spent the last two decades pushing performance boundaries of RF instrumentation and control for particle accelerators, with DSP-in-FPGA as an enabling technology. A culture of collaboration has drawn him to OSDA, and he has contributed to many such projects. Since 2005, he has led development and maintenance of vhd2vl, a tool that can help Verilog and VHDL programmers collaborate smoothly. He is a strong proponent of portable, vendor-neutral HDL designs.