Davide Chicco obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in computer science at Universita di Genova (Genoa, Italy) respectively in 2007 and 2010. He then started the PhD program in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano university (Milan, Italy), where he graduated in spring 2014. He also spent a semester as visiting doctoral scholar at University of California Irvine (USA). Since September 2014, he has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and guest at University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). His research topics focus upon mainly machine learning algorithms applied to bioinformatics.