Francesco Bruschi was born in Milan on January 12, 1975. In 2000 he obtained his degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis titled "A functional approach to VLIW testing". In 2001 he obtained a sponsorship from Siemens ICN for his doctoral studies. In 2004 he received his Ph.D. degree from the Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis titled "Methodologies and tools for the design of digital systems with programmable components and hardware/software interaction". Since 2004 he is an assistant professor at the Department of Electronics and Information of the Politecnico di Milano.