Ruggero G. Pensa received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from INSA, Lyon, France, in 2006. Currently, he is Associate Professor with the University of Turin, Italy. His main research interests include machine learning, privacy and data protection, and social network analysis. He co-leaded several research projects concerning the development of educational tools to improve childrens' awareness on privacy issues in social media. He served in the program committee of many international conferences on machine learning, and is member of the editorial board of the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal and the Machine Learning journal.