Giovanni Beltrame received holds an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois, Chicago (2001). He also received a Laurea degree in computer engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2002, an M.S. degree in information technology from CEFRIEL, Milan in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2006. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal, he worked as an engineer at the European Space Agency until 2009. His research interests include the modeling and design of embedded systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics.