Andrea Bizzarri is a physicist (with magna cum laude honor from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1998) who received a Ph.D. degree in geophysics from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 2003. His expertise spreads over many different aspects of earthquake source dynamics, including the study of fault triggering phenomena; the modeling of the physical processes occurring during faulting; the inference of fault governing equations from laboratory experiments. Fundamental problems in theoretical seismology are of great importance in his research. As a part of his research, Bizzarri has been actively involved in the development of massively parallel numerical algorithms to be used in the numerical models. He is a Full Researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Sezione di Bologna (INGV).