Senior researcher at IDSIA and professor at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland). He holds a M.Sc. in Control Engineering (1989) and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Informatics (1993). Hisresearch interests are in modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, in the development of environmental decision support systems for natural resources management, and in the application of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques to environmental problems. Dr Rizzoli has authored more than 100 scientific publications. He serves as editor for the international journal “Environmental Modelling & Software”. He is the President of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society for the biennium 2012-2014.