Luca Valcarenghi (M 1999, SM 2014), is currently an Associate Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. Dr. Valcar-enghi received a Fulbright Reaserch Scholar Fellowship in 2009 during which he visited, from April 2009 until September 2009, the Photonics and Networking Research Labora-tory (PNRL) of Stanford University. He also received a FY2012 JSPS “Invitation Fellow-ship Program for Research in Japan (Long Term)” during which he conducted research on energy efficient TWDM PON at the Photonic Networks Laboratory of Osaka University. Dr. Valcarenghi main research interests are optical networks design, analy-sis, and optimization; communication networks reliability; energy efficiency in communications networks; optical access networks; terres-trial transport networks for mobile communications. He published more than two hundred papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings.