Paolo Mason was born in Dolo, Italy, in 1978. He received the Laurea degree in mathematics from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in Appied Mathematics from SISSA, Trieste, Italy, in 2006. Since 2009 he works as a ``chargé de recherche'' (researcher) for CNRS at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. His research interests include geometric control theory, quantum control and hybrid systems.