Stefano Squartini (IEEE Senior Member and ISCA/AES Member) was born in Ancona, Italy, on March 1976. He got the Italian Laurea with honors in electronic engineering from University of Ancona (now Polytechnic University of Marche, UnivPM), Italy, in 2002. He obtained his PhD at the same university (November 2005). He got a funded Visiting Research Fellowship at Department of Computing Science at University of Stirling, (August-October 2003). Moreover he was a Visiting Scholar at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Illinois at Chicago, (March-September 2004). He worked also as post-doctoral researcher at UnivPM from June 2006 to November 2007, when he joined the DII (Department of Information Engineering) as Assistant Professor in Circuit Theory. In 2012 he was guest lecturer at TUM (Munich University of Technology) in Munich/Germany.

His current research interests are in the area of fast and efficient and by that “green” digital signal processing and computational intelligence. A special focus lies on speech/audio processing, cognitive systems and energy management, and specially oriented to low-power and real-time applications on embedded platforms. Dr. Squartini is one of the founding members of the research group 3MediaLabs, and has actively participated to various (funded) regional, national and European projects on multimedia Digital Signal Processing. He is founder and CEO of the UnivPM Spin-off DowSee, an engineering company developing ICT solutions for the rational use and saving of energy in smart grids.

He is author and coauthor of many international scientific peer-reviewed articles (more than 100), and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (since 2010) and member of the Cognitive Computation Editorial Board (starting from 2011). He is a regular reviewer for several (IEEE, Springer, Elsevier) Journals, Books and Conference Proceedings and in the recent past he organized several Special Sessions at international conferences with peer-reviewing and Special Issues of ISI journals. He joined the Organizing and the Technical Programme Committees of more than 30 International Conferences and Workshops in the recent past. He is member of the European Network of Excellence EUCOGIII and of the Executive Board of the SIREN (Italian Society of Neural Networks), and responsible for his University’s participation in the Texas Instruments European University Program. He is also member of the Texas Instrument Expert Advisory Panel.