Roberto received the M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and telecommunications from Pierre and Marie Curie University-Sorbonne University, Paris, France, in 2013. Since 2018, he has been an Associate Professor in softwarization with the Service Architecture Laboratory, Wireless Networks and Multimedia Services Department, Institut Mines Telecom, Telecom Sud Paris, Évry, France, a part of the Institute Polytechnique de Paris, Paris. He is also an author of more than 50 papers in journals and international conferences. Dr. Minerva is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. He has been the Chairperson of the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative from 2014 to 2016.