Guido Riva

Guido Riva was born in Reggio Emilia on July 1, 1957.
He received a degree in Electronic Engineering in 1981, Physics in 1991, and a two-year scholarship (1983-1985) on the optimization of radio spectrum, with a focus on mobile radio systems. He has been a researcher at the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, at the Villa Griffone premises (the historical site where Guglielmo Marconi did his first experiments) in Pontecchio Marconi (Bologna), since March 1985. He was also a teacher at the School of Engineering at the Bologna University in the classes on Antennas, Electromagnetic Fields and Propagation from 1993 to 2003.
He has mainly done research on propagation and multiple access in mobile radio systems, recently broadening his field of study to include the methodologies for efficient use of the spectrum and Cognitive Radio.
His recent concerns include issues related to QoS (Quality of Service) in mobile networks. In this area, he participated in the Technical Board with AGCOM and mobile operators, aimed at the definition of Resolution 154/12/CONS on "Provisions on quality and service charters of mobile and personal communications" and on flexible and efficient use of the radio spectrum, with particular attention to interference mitigation. In this field he coordinated the work of the Technical Board on the refarming of the 900 MHz band for mobile systems.
He has been a member since 2002 of the board of directors of Elettra 2000, a consortium between FUB, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi and the University of Bologna, which deals with environmental impact of electromagnetic fields.