Simone Formentin was born in Legnano, Italy, in 1984. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees summa cum laude in Automation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2012, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Information Technology within a joint program between Politecnico di Milano and Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. After that, he held postdoctoral appointments at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy. Since March 2014, he has been a fixed-term assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include direct data-driven controller tuning, identification for control, mechatronics and automotive applications.