Francesco Piazza

was born in Jesi, Italy, on February 1957. He got the Italian Laurea with honors in electronic engineering from the University of Ancona, Italy, in 1981. From 1981 to 1983 he worked on image processing at the Physics Department. In 1983 he worked at the Olivetti OSAI software development center (Ivrea, Italy). In 1985 he joined the Department of Electronics and Automatics of the University of Ancona, initially as Researcher in Electrical Engineering, then as Associate Professor and nowadays as Full Professor. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 international papers. His current research interests are in the areas of circuit theory and digital signal processing including adaptive DSP algorithms and circuits, artificial neural networks, speech and audio processing. He is an IEEE and AES member.