I was born in Palermo in 1963, graduated cum laude in 1988 in Electronic Engineering at the University of Palermo and then received my Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome at Tor Vergata in 1998.
After graduation I pursued an industrial career, first at Selenia (now Alenia) as a radar designer (1989-1991), and then in the Network Planning Departments of Italcable (1991-1994), Telecom Italia (1995-1998), and WIND (1998-2000) where I was appointed Head, Traffic Forecasting & Network Cost Evaluation Group. In the 1992-2000 period I was active in the standardization bodies (ETSI and ITU), in particular as Associate Rapporteur for Broadband Traffic Measurements and Models at ITU Study Group 2.
Since 2000 I've been with the University of Rome at Tor Vergata, where I'm now an Associate Professor of Computer Science and hold the courses "Computer Security" and "Techno-economic analysis of ICT projects".
I'm a Senior Member of IEEE (Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), and a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and MAA (Mathematical Association of America).