Simone Cirani was born in Asola (MN), Italy, on October 25th, 1982.He received his Dr. Ing. (Laurea) degree in Information Engineering "cum laude" from the University of Parma, Italy, in 2007 with a thesis entitled "Development of a DHT-based Peer-to-peer Architecture for the Implementation of a Distributed SIP Location Service". In 2011, he received his Ph.D. at the Department of Information Engineering of the same university with a thesis entitled "A DHT-based Peer-to-peer Architecture for Distributed Internet Applications". Since January 2012, he collaborates with the Wireless Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks Laboratory (WASN Lab) of the University of Parma, as a PostDoctoral Research Associate. He is currently enrolled in the European Project CALIPSO (Connect All IP-based Smart Objects!), where he mainly focuses security aspects in the IP-based Internet of Things and application-layer protocols. He has been organizer and speaker at the Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School 2013 and 2014 (website). He is lecturer for the class of Mobile Application Development (Programmazione di Sistemi Mobili) at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma. His research interests are Peer-to-peer networks, Internet of Things, Network Security, Pervasive computing, and Mobile Application Development.