Pierantonio Merlino was born in Udine, Italy, in 1980. He graduated in Electronic Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Udine, Italy, in 2005 and he received a Ph.D. degree at the same University in 2009. After several years in hardware research, he switched to software development. He joined Eurotech in 2014 and started working on ESF. He is Eclipse Kura committer since 2015.