Alberto d’Onofrio was born in Naples, Italy, graduated in Electrical and Control Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy and subsequently obtained a PhD in Medical Computer Sciences from the University of Rome-‘La Sapienza’, Italy. Alberto d’Onofrio’s main activities are on mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases, epidemiology of cancer and cancer systems biomedicine. Broadly speaking, he is interested in the effects of nonlinearity and randomness in biological phenomena, from microscopic to population level. He has also contributed to various projects involving computational biology, geographic epidemiology of cancer, and the role of human behavior on the spread of communicable diseases. He has been at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan from 2000 to 2013 starting as Professor Boyle’s postdoc fellow and ending as Principal Investigator in Systems Biomedicine. Alberto d’Onofrio is a Research Director at the International Prevention Research Institute.