Raffaele Bolla received the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1994. He is currently a Full Professor with DITEN, University of Genoa, where he is also leading the Telecommunication Networks and Telematics (TNT) Laboratory. He has been a Principal Investigator of many important research projects and contracts with both public institutions and private companies. He is also involved in many standardization activities in ITU-T, ETSI, and IEEE (he is currently the Rapporteur of a Working Item of the ETSI EE-TC). He has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications in international journals and international conference proceedings. His research interests include networking architectures, protocols and techniques for the smart energy grid, mechanisms and techniques for energy consumption reduction in IP networks, advanced platforms for Future Internet nodes (flexible software routers), software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) based architectures, and advanced management of user mobility in packet networks.