He has been involved in research and development activities at University of Florence since 2004, currently he is pursuing his PhD in Computer Science, Systems and Telecommunication. He graduated in Electronic Engineering in February 2004 at University of Florence with a thesis concerning motion estimation algorithms and their applications. Research activities mostly concern with digital watermarking, interactive TV and image forensics. He is expert in design and development of J2EE applications for data exchange and marshalling with rich client platforms. He has also experienced OAI-PMH server development, digital library customization and profiling, MHP application development and optimization.