Cesare Svelto was born in Bari, Italy, on August 9, 1968. He received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering (cum laude) from the University of Pavia, Pavia, in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, in 1997. In 1996 he joined the Electronic and Information Science Department of the Politecnico di Milano as an Assistant Professor in Electronic Measurements. In 2002 he became Associate Professor and since 2006 he is a Full Professor in Electronic Measurements. His main research activities are in the fields of optical frequency standards, phase noise measurements and frequency stabilization of laser and electronic oscillators, electronic and biomedical instrumentation and measurements, medical imaging. In these fields Prof. Svelto has coauthored some 150 international publications. Prof. Svelto is a Member of the IEEE-Instrumentation and Measurement Society and of the Italian Association “Group on Electrical and Electronic Measurements”. In 1997 Dr. Svelto was awarded the Philip Morris Prize for his Ph.D. thesis on the absolute frequency stabilization of solid-state lasers.