Simone Garatti was born in Brescia, Italy, in 1976. He received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering in 2000 (Politecnico of Milano, Italy), and he received the Ph.D. in Information Technology in 2004 (Politecnico di Milano, Italy). From March 2004 to December 2004, he was a research fellow at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He has also been visiting student at Lund University of Technology, Sweden (from July to August 2003), and at University of California San Diego (UCSD), CA, USA (from August to September 2006). Currently, he is assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.