Carlo Riva was born in Monza, Italy, in 1965. He received the laurea degree in electronic engineering (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and communication engineering, both from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 1990 and 1995, respectively.

In 1999, he joined, as an Assistant Professor of electromagnetic fields, the Electronics and Information Science Department, Politecnico di Milano, where, since 2006, he has been an Associate Professor of electromagnetic fields. He participated in the Olympus and Italsat propagation measurement campaigns, in the COST255 and COST280 international projects on propagation and telecommunications and in the Satellite Communications Network of Excellence (SatNEx). He is author of more than 100 papers published in international journals or international conference proceedings. His main research activities are in the fields of atmospheric propagation of millimeter-waves, propagation impairment mitigation techniques, and satellite communication adaptive systems.

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