Enrico Blanzieri was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1965. He received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna in 1992, and a Ph.D. in cognitive science from the University of Turin in 1998. From 1997 to 2000 he was researcher at ITC-IRST of Trento, and from 2000 to 2002 he was assistant professor within the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Turin. From 2002 to 2012 he was assistant professor at the Department of Information and Telecommunication Technologies of the University of Trento, Italy, where is currently Associate Professor. His research interests include soft computing, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and quantum computing.