Fabio Lavagetto is full professor in Telecommunications at the University of Genoa. Since 2016 is member of the Board of Directors of the University of Genoa. In the period 2008 to 2014 he was Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Genoa. He was Vice-Chair of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Information Technology and Communication. Since 1995, he is the head of research of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory of the University of Genoa, with responsibility of numerous national and international research projects and contracts. Since 2004 he is responsible of the joint research laboratory with TIM S.p.A. (formely Telecom Italy S.p.A.) on Mobile Communications and Computing. In 1990 he was a visiting researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies, and as Guest Editor or reviewer for other journals. He was General Chair of several international scientific conferences and has authored over 100 scientific publications in international journals and conferences.