Lorenzo Rosasco is an associate professor at the University of Genova, Italy, visiting professor in BCS and a collaborator position at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). He is leading the efforts to establish the Laboratory for Computational and Statistical Learning (LCSL), born from a collaborative agreement between IIT and MIT. He received his PhD from the University of Genova in 2006 where he worked under the supervision of Alessandro Verri and Ernesto De Vito in the SLIPGURU. He was a visiting student with Tomaso Poggio at the Center for Biological and Computational Learning (CBCL) at MIT, and with Steve Smale at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTI-Chicago). Between 2006 and 2009 he was a postdoctoral fellow at CBCL, working with Poggio. His research focuses on studying theory and algorithms for machine learning. Dr. Rosasco has developed and analyzed methods to learn from small as well as large samples of high dimensional data, using analytical and probabilistic tools, within a multidisciplinary approach drawing concepts and techniques primarily from computer science but also from statistics, engineering and applied mathematics.