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Professor Marina Ruggieri is a Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”.

She is Principal Investigator of the 40/50 GHz Communications Experiment of the TPD#5 payload, currently flying on-board the ESA satellite ALPHASAT (launched in July 2013).

She is 2021 Vice President, Technical Operations and member of the Board of Governors (2019-2021) of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS).

She is an IEEE Technical Expert recognized as “Impact Creator” in the area of Information and Communications Technology.

She has been IEEE 2017 Vice President, Technical Activities; 2014-2015 Director of IEEE Division IX; 2010-2011 AESS President.

She received: 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; 2009 Pisa Donna Award for women in engineering; 2013 Excellent Women in Roma Award; 2011 AESS Service Award.

She has been inducted in 2015 as a Professional into the IEEE Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu (HKN).

She is IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Millimeter-wave Satellite Communications.

She is author/co-author of more than 360 papers, 1 patent and 12 books.