Alberto Porta was born in 1964 in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Mantova, Italy. He received his MS degree Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 1989. He was a Research Fellow on Automatic Control and System Theory, University of Brescia, Italy until 1994. He received his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 1999. Since 1999 he has been with the University of Milan, Italy where he became Researcher in 2005, Associate Professor in 2011 and Full Professor in 2017 in Biomedical Engineering. Since 2006 he has been teaching Medical Physics, since 2007 Applied Medical Statistics and since 2011 Bioengineering at the same University. Since 2007 he has been IEEE-EMBC Associate Editor. He is the current President of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO). His primary interests include time series analysis, biomedical signal processing, spectral methods, complexity analysis, entropy, causality, prediction, nonlinear dynamics, biological cybernetics, system identification and modeling with applications to cardiovascular control system and neuroscience. He is author of more than 210 papers published on peer-review international journals. His current H-index is 44 (source: Scopus).