Michele Benzi is full professor of Numerical Analysis at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Until 2018 he was the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, where he was on the faculty for 18 years, following positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, CERFACS, and the University of Bologna. He received his PhD in 1993 from North Carolina State University and his Laurea degree from the University of Bologna in 1987. His main research interests are in numerical linear algebra, with a broad range of applications including CFD, Quantum Chemistry, and Network Science. He serves or has served on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals, and is a Fellow of both SIAM and the American Mathematical Society.