He received the degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and telecommunications from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.
From 2005 till 2013, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Media Integration and Communication Center, University of Florence.
From 2014 he has joined the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) as permanent researcher.
His main research activities, witnessed by several publications, include digital image processing, interactive television, image and video digital watermarking, and multimedia forensics. He holds two patents in the field of content security and multimedia interaction.