Tom Brazil (1952 – 2018) devoted his time and energy to academia at the University College Dublin, Ireland and was highly praised by his students and colleagues. Prior to that he worked at Plessey Research in the UK. He was a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He had vast amount of achievements and accolades. He was also an organizer/contributor to numerous workshops, focused sessions, tutorials, panels, etc. He was the Chairman of the IMS sister conference, EuMC in 2006. He became a member of AdCom in 2010, then served on or chaired many committees, and was the sitting President of the MTT-S at the time of his death.