Dino Pedreschi is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin (1989/90), at CWI Amsterdam (1993) and at UCLA (1995). His current research interests are in data mining and logic in databases, and particularly in data analysis, in spatio-temporal data mining, and in privacy-preserving data mining. He is a member of the program committee of the main international conferences on data mining and knowledge discovery and an associate editor of the journal Knowledge and Information Systems. He served as the coordinator of the undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Pisa, and as a vice-rector of the same university, with responsibility in teaching affairs. He has been granted a Google Research Award (2009) for his research on privacy-preserving data mining and anonymity-preserving data publishing. He is the co-editor of the book ”Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy”, Springer, 2008.