Francesco Ranzato received the Laurea degree cum laude in Mathematics and the Ph.D. in Computer Science, both at the University of Padova, Italy. On 1995 he visited the Laboratoire d'Informatique of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France. From 1997 to 1998 he held post doctoral positions funded by CNR (Italian National Research Council) and by University of Padova. From 1999 to 2002 he was assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Padova. From 2002 he is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Padova. On December 2006 he held a visiting "Directeur de Recherche" position of French CNRS at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.