Francesco Ranzato earned a Laurea degree cum laude in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both at the University of Padova, Italy. On 1995 he visited for six months the Laboratoire d'Informatique of Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, 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, from 2002 to 2019 he was an associate professor in Computer Science, at the University of Padova. Since 2019 he is full 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, Palaiseau, France.