Carlo Riva was born in 1965. He received the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering and the PhD degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering, from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. In 1999, he joined the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, where, since 2006, he has been an Associate Professor of electromagnetic fields.
His main research activities are in the field of the tropospheric effects (attenuation, scintillation and depolarization) in satellite microwave links (GEO, MEO, LEO, Deep Space) and their statistical and physical modelling, the propagation impairment mitigation techniques and satellite communication adaptive systems.
He participated in the Olympus, Italsat and (the running) Alphasat Aldo Paraboni (for whose propagation experiment he has been appointed Principal Investigator by ASI in 2012) propagation measurement campaigns.
He has been involved in the COST255, COST280 and COSTIC0802 international projects on propagation and telecommunications and in the Satellite Communications Network of Excellence (SatNEx).
He supports the ITU-R Study Groups activities and he is Chairman of WP 3J of SG3 (‘Propagation fundamentals’).
Carlo Riva is member of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism, IEEE Senior Member and associate editor of the IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation. He is the author of about 200 papers published in international journals or international conference proceedings.