Emanuele Principi was born in Senigallia (Ancona), Italy, on January 1978. He received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering (with honors) from Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) in 2004. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2009 in the same university under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Piazza. In November 2006 he joined the 3MediaLabs research group coordinated by Prof. Francesco Piazza at Università Politecnica delle Marche where he collaborated to several regional and european projects on audio signal processing. Dr. Principi is author and coauthor of several international scientific peer-reviewed articles in the area of speech enhancement for robust speech and speaker recognition and intelligent audio analysis. He is member of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Computational Audio Processing, and is reviewer for several international journals. His current research interests are in the area of machine learning and digital signal processing for the smart grid (e.g., energy task scheduling, non-intrusive load monitoring, computational Intelligence for vehicle to grid) and intelligent audio analysis (e.g., multiroom voice activity detection and speaker localization, acoustic event detection, fall detection).