Luca is the leader of the ntop project (http://www.ntop.org/), which is aimed at developing an open-source monitoring platform for high-speed network traffic analysis. He shares his time between ntop and the University of Pisa, Italy, where he is a lecturer at the Computer Science department. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science with a thesis on Software Components from the University of Berne in 1997. He previously worked as research scientist at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and as research fellow at the University College of London. His professional interests include network management and monitoring, software components and object-oriented technology. His home page is http://luca.ntop.org/.