Enrico Gianluca Caiani has a Master degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (1996) and has obtained a PhD degree in Bioengineering in 2000 with a thesis on development of methods for the analysis of left ventricular function (Paolo Durst Award for the best PhD thesis). Since 2005, he is assistant professor (researcher) at the Department of Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano, now incorporated into DEIB. In 2014, he has received the Italian Certification for tenured Associate Professorship and for tenured Full Professorship. His teaching activities include the class of Biomedical Image Processing Laboratory, and the class of Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis. Since 2000, he collaborates with the Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratory, University of Chicago, where he was Research Associate in 2000 and 2003. In 2001, he took part in the Italian astronaut selection, qualifying in the first three places. Moreover, he collaborates with the Department of Space Physiology of the Université Bordeaux Segalen and with the Laboratory of Physics and Physiology of the Université libre de Bruxelles on research dealing with modifications of the cardiovascular system during parabolic flight (experimented in > 700 parabolas) performed) and bed rest. He is author of 3 book chapters and >60 peer reviewed papers in international journals (total impact factor: 171, ISI H-index=17, total citations >1100). In 2002, he received the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award (Computers in Cardiology Society) e in 2007 the Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Finalist Award (American Society of Echocardiography). He was the National Coordinator of the project “SurgAid: new methods for the diagnosis and support in repair surgery of the mitral valve based on the integration between finite element modelling and 4D echocardiographic advanced image processing, PRIN 2007”. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of several international projects in the context of bed-rest studies supported by the European Space Agency, focusing on the evaluation of changes induced by microgravity exposure on the electro-mechanical function of the heart. Since 2009, he serves as Nucleus member of the Working Group on e-Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology, first as Secretary (2012-2014) and now as Vice-Chairman (2014-2016). Dal 2014, he is member of the Editorial Board of the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging.