Mario Vigliar was born in Nocera Inferiore, Italy, in 1980. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Salerno, Italy. Since 2007, he has been involved in the study and development of heterogeneous multi-core and multiprocessing imaging systems. He is Chief Scientist of Spark/TTM, still holding the position of CT of his own company, DPControl, Nocera Inferiore, Italy. He holds two international patents on innovative architectures for Visual Search, licensed by STMicroelectronics NV, and has written for several publications about video processing, image compression, and linear algebra computing systems in FPGA and ASIC.