Riccardo Bernardini graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1990. He spent the last year of his Ph.D. at the former AT&T Bell Labs (Murray Hill). After a postdoc period at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), he joined the University of Udine, Italy, as a professor. His research interests are diverse and include multidimensional signal processing, wavelets, filter banks, multimedia coding, robust transmission, bio-engineering, chaotic systems, P2P streaming, and some security-related areas such as random number generation, physical unclonable functions, and embedding random permutations on chips. He has been involved in many projects (both regional and national), sometimes as a partner and sometimes as principal investigator/coordinator.