I hold a degree in Statistics and Economics from the University of Padua (Italy) and a MSc and a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow (UK). During 1992-97 I was Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova (Italy). In 1997-1999 I was a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow (UK), at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley (USA), and at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK). Then, during 2000-06 I was a Professor at the University of Strathclyde (UK), spending some sabbatical time at IMAG (France), UC Berkeley (USA) and Xerox PARC (USA). Finally, in 2007 I came to Lugano, where I currently am.