Raffaello Levi Dott. Ing. in Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 1959, was Research Associate at Istituto Dinamometrico Italiano (later on incorporated into INRIM, the national institute of metrology) and became Privat Dozent in Mechanical Measurement and Production Engineering. He was Professor of Production Engineering at Politecnico di Torino 1972–2010, emeritus since 2011. Academic positions include Head of Department of Production Systems and Economics, Member of the Board and of the Senate, Vice Rector, and Coordinator of the Ph.D. program on “Metrology – Measurement Science and Technology.” He was formerly Chairman of the Scientific Council of Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali ed Automazione - CNR, Milano, and of Istituto di Metrologia “Gustavo Colonnetti” - CNR, Torino, and is aMember of AITEM - Associazione Italiana di Tecnologia Meccanica, ENBIS - European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, SIS - Società Italiana di Statistica; Life Member of ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Senior Member of ASQ - American Society for Quality, and Honorary Fellow of CIRP - International Academy for Production Engineering, Research Associate at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; Lady Davis Visiting Professor at Technion - IIT, Haifa, Israel. Research and teaching activities include covering applied statistics, experimental mechanics, machine design, metrology, production engineering and quality, all of which are described in five books and over one hundred and seventy published papers.