Gian Luca Loi was born in Lanusei, Italy. He began his undergraduate studies during 1997-98 at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He received the Laurea Degree in electronic engineering from the University of Cagliari, Italy, in 2005. In 2004, he won an Italian scholarship for pursuing research abroad. He worked in Prof. Banerjee's group, as an exchange student in 2005, on the modelling and analysis of novel three-dimensional integrated circuit architectures.