Roberto Rinaldo obtained the Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica degree in 1987 from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy. From 1990 to 1992, he was with the University of California at Berkeley, where he received the MS degree in 1992. He received the Doctorate degree in Ingegneria Elettronica e dell'Informazione from the University of Padova in 1992. In 1992 he joined the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica of the University of Padova as a ricercatore. Starting from November 1st 1998, he was associate professor in Communications and Signal Processing in the same Department. Since November 2001, he has been an associate professor in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e Meccanica of the University of Udine. Starting December 2003, he is now a professor in the same department. His interests are in the field of multidimensional signal processing, video signal coding, fractal theory and image coding.