Stefano Tamiazzo was born in Milan, Italy on 11 July 1974. He graduated from High School in June 1992 and from the Politecnico di Milano University with a degree in telecommunication engineering in April 2001. He remained at the Politecnico to complete his Master in Information Technology in 2002. After receiving his education Stefano Tamiazzo worked as an RF passive engineer with Andrew Telecommunications in Agrate Brianza, Italy. His tasks included the design and testing of filters, duplexers and Tower Mounted Amplifiers (TMAs) for base stations of cellular wireless networks. He also supported the mass production of such devices focusing on PIM issues. He is co-author of several paper on filter synthesis and realization, most of them published on the IEEE transactions. He is currently with Commscope Italy, which acquired Andrew in 2007. His current research interests include the developmnet of miniaturized low-loss metal filters for independent tilt dual band base station antennas.