Pierluigi holds a JD (summa cum laude) from the University of Pisa. Currently is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. He has been a research assistant at the University of Leicester and a visiting researcher at the Brussels School of International Studies, Belgium, and at the Unversity of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research interests include regulation through technical standards, EU internal market law, and contract automation through blockchain. Pierluigi is a practicing attorney in Rome; his expertise embraces EU digital payments, open banking, and digital identity.
Shabahang holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Isfahan and an Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law and Comparative Law from Dale E. Fowler, School of Law, Chapman University, California. She is also a licensed attorney in Iran, where she has been practicing law. Currently, Shabahang is a PhD candidate at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Her main research area include Artificial Intelligence, Medical Law, Technology and Law, Big Data and Privacy Law.