Fabio Dercole received the five-year honors degree and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Control Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He has been Guest Researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, at the Department of Mathematics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, at the Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Helsinki University, Finland. He is currently Associate Professor and lecturer of 'Dynamical Systems' Theory and 'Analysis of Innovation and Competition Processes' at the Politecnico di Milano. His research interests are within the broad area of nonlinear systems, with particular focus on analytical and numerical bifurcation analysis, singular perturbation approaches to the study of slow-fast systems, networks of interconnected systems and the emergence of collective behaviors. He is author of several scientific papers on international journals, which cover methodological aspects, as well as applications in the fields of computer and control engineering, biology, ecology and evolution, economics, and social sciences. Fabio Dercole was awarded the 2003 Chorafas Prize, for his Ph.D. dissertation on evolutionary dynamics, from which he later drawn his book Analysis of Evolutionary Processes (with S. Rinaldi), published in 2008 by Princeton University Press and recognized by the Regione Lombardia, Italy, with the Prize Ricercatissimi for Research and Internationalization. In 2010 Fabio Dercole received a 5-years research grant (national call FIRB Futuro in ricerca) for his proposal Modeling and Analysis of Innovation and Competition Processes.