Riccardo Raheli received the Dr. Ing. degree (Laurea) in Electrical Engineering ‘‘summa cum laude’’ from the University of Pisa in 1983, the Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with full marks from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, in 1986, and the Doctoral degree (Perfezionamento) in Electrical Engineering ‘‘summa cum laude’’ from the Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, in 1987. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Project Engineer with Siemens Telecomunicazioni, Milan. From 1988 to 1991, he was a Research Professor at the Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa. In 1990 and 1993, he spent leaves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Since 1991, he has been with the University of Parma, first as a Research Professor, then Associate Professor since 1998 and Professor since 2001. In this role, he was the Program Committee Chair of the Master of Science and the Bachelor of Science in Communication Engineering from 2002 to 2010, a Member of the Scientific Committee of CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni) from 2000 to 2005, a Member of the Executive Committee of CNIT from 2008 to 2013, a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral School in Engineering and Architecture from 2011 to 2014, a Member of the National Scientific Habilitation Committee for Telecommunications from 2013 to 2016 and the Program Committee Chair of the Master of Science in Communication Engineering (based on English as the medium of instruction) and the Bachelor of Science in Computer, Electronic and Communication Engineering from 2015 to 2017.

Prof. Raheli’s scientific interests are in the general area of Information and Communication Technology, with specific focus on systems for communication, processing and storage of information. His research has lead to numerous international publications in journals and conference proceedings, as well as a few industrial patents. He is coauthor of a few scientific monographs, such as ‘‘Detection Algorithms for Wireless Communications, with Applications to Wired and Storage Systems’’ (John Wiley & Sons, 2004) and ‘‘LDPC Coded Modulations’’ (Springer, 2009). He served on the Editorial Boards of the following journals: IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1999 to 2003, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) as guest editor of a special issue published in 2005, European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT) from 2003 to 2008, and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP) as guest editor of a special issue published in 2011. He served as Technical Program Committee Co-Chair at the following conferences: General Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications at the International Communications Conference (ICC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, Communication Theory Symposium at the Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), Houston, Texas, USA, International Symposium on Power-Line Communications (ISPLC), 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, and Selected Areas in Communications Symposium at GLOBECOM (2014), Austin, Texas, USA. He also regularly serves on the Technical Program Committees of many international conferences such as ICC, GLOBECOM, ISPLC and others.

May 2018