Luca Pireddu earned his degree in Computing Science in 2003 from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada. Here he also started his research work joining MIRARCO in 2002, where he completed his undergraduate thesis on computational methods to optimize underground mine plans. He later pursued graduate studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, receiving his M.Sc. in Computing Science in 2006 with a thesis on predicting biological pathways by proteome analysis - a project that he continued as a researcher at U. of A. after his studies. After a stint in the private sector, Luca joined CRS4 where he currently works on scaling biological data analysis operations to keep up with the progress in biological data acquisition technologies.