Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli (IEEE S’93, M’97, SM'07) received the Dr. Ing. Degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1991 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, he joined the University of Bologna. During 2003 and 2005, he was a Visiting Scientist at Qualcomm Inc. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli chairs the PhD Board on Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technologies and is an elected member of the Steering Board of the Networld2020 European Technology Platforms. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli has been the Project Coordinator of the FP7 STREP CoRaSat (Cognitive Radio for SatCom), and the Scientific Responsible for several European Space Agency and European Commission funded projects. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli has been appointed member of the Editorial Board of the Wiley InterScience Journal on Satellite Communications and Networks, has been guest co-Editor for several special issues in of international scientific journals, and has served as General Chairman and Technical Chairman of several scientific conferences. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli is co-recipient of several Best Paper Awards.