Riccardo Barbieri received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, in 1992, and the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 1998. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He is also affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in Boston. His broad research interests are in the development of signal processing algorithms for the analysis of biological systems. He is currently focusing his studies on computational modeling of neural information encoding, and on application of nonlinear and multivariate statistical models to characterize heart rate variability and cardiovascular control dynamics. He is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in these fields since 1994. Prof. Barbieri is a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the European Society of Hypertension, the Society for Neuroscience, and Senior Member of IEEE and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.