Guido Riva


Born in Reggio Emilia in 1957, he got a Degree in Electronic Engineering (1981) and in Physics (1991).

Biennial scholarship (1983-1985) on the theme of the optimization of the use of radio spectrum, with particular attention to mobile radio systems. Researcher at FUB since 1985. Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering of Bologna (Cesena) from 1993 to 2003 for courses in Antennas or Electromagnetic Fields and Propagation.

He has mainly carried out research on propagation and multiple access in mobile radio systems, recently extending his interests to methods for efficient use of the spectrum and to Cognitive Radio.

Recent interests include issues related to Quality of Service (QoS) for mobile networks, e.g. he participated in the Technical Table with AGCOM and mobile operators, aimed at the definition of Resolution 154/12/CONS relating to "Provisions on the matter quality and cards of mobile and personal communications services"; and the flexible and efficient use of the radio spectrum, with particular attention to the management of interference, e.g. he coordinated the work of the technical table for the reorganization of the 900 MHz band for mobile systems (900 MHz band refarming).

Member since 2002 of the Board of Directors of Elettra 2000, a consortium of FUB, Guglielmo Marconi Foundation and University of Bologna, which deals with the environmental impact of electromagnetic fields.