Vittorio M. N. Passaro received his Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (cum laude) from University of Bari, Italy, in 1988, and his Ph.D. degree from Politecnico di Bari in 1992. In 2000 he joined Politecnico di Bari as an associate professor of Electronic Technologies and Photonics. Since 1988 his research interests have been focused on several theoretical and experimental aspects of integrated photonic technologies, in particular in silicon Photonics. In 2004 he formed the Photonics Research Group (URL: http://dee.poliba.it/photonicsgroup). He is the author or co-author of more than 270 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, the editor of three books and coauthor of two international patents, with more than 1200 citations. Prof. Passaro is IEEE Senior Member and OSA Senior Member.