Luca is the leader of the ntop project, which is aimed at developing an open-source monitoring platform for high-speed traffic analysis. He shares his time between the ntop project, the Italian DNS Registry (Registro.it), and the University of Pisa where he has been appointed as a lecturer at the Computer Science Department. He worked for the University College of London and IBM Research prior to his PhD. He is well known in the open-source and Linux community as well as in industry. He serves as a member of the technical advisory board of several leading companies. He received his PhD at the University of Berne with a thesis about software components for traffic monitoring applications.