Daniele Miorandi is the head of the iNSPIRE Area at CREATE-NET, Italy. He received a PhD in Communications Engineering from Univ. of Padova, Italy, in 2005, and a Laurea degree (summa cum lauda) in Communications Engineering from Univ. of Padova, Italy, in 2001. He joined CREATE-NET in Jan. 2005, where he is leading the iNSPIRE (Smart ICT for Socio-Technical Systems) team. His research interests include bio-inspired approaches to networking and service provisioning in large-scale computing systems, modelling and performance evaluation of large-scale stochastic networks, big data approaches for smart energy systems. He has acted as project manager/scientific coordinator of various large-scale R&D projects, including FP6-BIONETS, FP7-SUPERHUB, FP7-Social-IST. Dr. Miorandi has co-authored more than 100 papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences, which have been cited more than 1700 times. His h-index is 21 and his i10-index is 37. He serves on the Steering Committee of various international events (WiOpt, Autonomics, ValueTools), for some of which he was a co-founder (Autonomics and ValueTools). He also serves on the TPC of leading conferences in the networking field, including, e.g., IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom. He is a member of IEEE, ACM and ICST.Since Jan. 2012 he is also VP Executive R&D at U-Hopper (www.u-hopper.com).