Simone received the B.S. from the University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Pisa (cum Lauda) in 2004, and the Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2009, all in Electrical Engineering. During his Ph.D. research, he developed system and circuit architectures for ultra-low-power, short-range radio systems and low-energy neural implants. In 2010, he was a senior RF design engineer with Telegent Systems, a fabless semiconductor start-up developing mobile TV tuners. In 2011, he returned to Berkeley as a postdoctoral researcher in bio-medical systems and circuits, working for Prof. Bernhard Boser. He's interested in sensor interfaces, MEMS, low-energy electronics and emerging technologies.