Antonello Rizzi received the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering in 2000, from the Sapienza University of Rome. In September 2000 he joined the Information and Communication Department (INFO-COM) as an Assistant Professor. Since July 2010 he joined the Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Dpt., in the same University. His major research interests are in the area of Soft Computing, Pattern Recognition and Computational Intelligence, including supervised and unsupervised data driven modeling techniques, neural networks, fuzzy systems and evolutionary algorithms. His research activity concerns the design of automatic modeling systems, focusing on classification, clustering, function approximation and prediction problems. Currently, he is working on different research topics and projects, such as smart grids and micro–grids modelling and control, intelligent systems for sustainable mobility, energy storage systems modeling and control, predictive diagnostic systems for condition based maintenance in smart grids, Granular Computing, Data Mining systems in industrial applications, classification and clustering systems for structured patterns, graph and sequence matching, agent-based clustering. Since 2008, he serves as the scientific coordinator and technical director of the R&D activities in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory within the Research and Technology Transfer Center for Sustainable Mobility of Lazio Region. Dr. Rizzi (co-)authored more than 90 journal/conference articles and book chapters. He is a member of IEEE.