Salvatore Pontarelli is Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome. His main research interests are the design of high-speed hardware architectures for programmable network devices, the implementation of hash based data structures (Bloom filters, cuckoo Tables, etc.), and network dataplane programmability. He has participated in research projects funded by public bodies (FP7, H2020) and private companies, and he collaborated with various manufacturers of internet network devices (Cisco and Mellanox Technologies). The results of his research activity are used on several Ethernet switching chips.