Francesco Leporati was born in Parma (Italy) on November 9th, 1963. He achieved the Laurea 
degree in Electronics Engineering at the Computer Science Dept. of the University of Pavia on 1988 and the PhD degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering, at the Computer Science Dept. of the University of Pavia on 1993. 

At present he is associate professor at the Computer Science Dept. of the University of Pavia where he teaches the courses of Industrial Electronics, Industrial Informatics and Embedded Systems and Digital Systems Design.
The research activity of Francesco Leporati concerns the design and the implementation of architectures for high performance computing, in particular exploiting FPGA technology, applied to parallel computing and special purpose computers, Signal and image processing, Automotive applications, Biomedical instrumentation. 
Francesco Leporati collaborated with different companies (Neuricam inc., Ferrari inc., Marelli Motorsport, ST Microelectronics) and public research institutions. 
He is reviewer of several ACM or IEEE journals and collaborates with Elsevier Microprocessors and Microsystems Editorial Board where he serves as Handling Editor in the Subject Area of FPGA-based Systems and Applications. 
Francesco Leporati was Chair of the XI IEEE/Euromicro Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing (Mantova, February 2001), of the IEEE/Euromicro on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications and on Digital System Design (SEEA/DSD) held in Parma on September 2008 and Program Chair of the IEEE/Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design that will be held in Verona on August 2014. 
He is member of IEEE Computer Society and of the Euromicro Society (Director of Italian correspondents). 
He serves as Italian Representative in the EU ICT COST Action IC1204Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices.