Claudio Gallo is a senior researcher in the Imaging and Numerical Geophysics program of the Energy and Environment sector at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4). He holds a Laurea (M.Sc.) Degree in Chemical Engineering (1991) from the University of Padova (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences (2003) from the Technical University of Delft (Holland). His research focused for 12 years (1993-2004) on computational hydrology and then on numerical methods for processing acoustic seismic data (2004-today). He has published in major journals and conferences and authored book chapters. He is a reviewer for several international journals (Transport in Porous Media, Hydrogeology Journal, Vadose Zone Journal). He has taught in advanced courses on groundwater modeling and geostatistics at various universities and institutions. Since 10 years he works for hobby on financial modeling algorithms and on implementation of trading systems. On this topic he has published a book (2007) and a chapter in another book (published in July 2010 by Springer). He practices athletics (200m and 400m track-field runner) and he plays both acoustic and classic guitars.