Marina Ruggieri is Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” and therein member of the Board of Directors. She is IEEE 2017 Vice President, Technical Activities. She is Past Director of IEEE Division IX (2014-2015). She is member of the IEEE Public Visibility and Fellow Committees. She is Sr. past President of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. She is proboviro of the Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defense and Security (AIAD); member of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the Center for Aeronautical Military Studies. She has been Vice President of the Roma Chapter of AFCEA (2006-2015). She is co-founder and Chair of the Steering Board of the interdisciplinary Center for Teleinfrastructures (CTIF) at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, that belongs to the CTIF global network, with nodes in USA, Europe and Asia. She is Principal Investigator of the 40/50 GHz TPD#5 Communications Experiment on board Alphasat (launched on July 2013). She received: 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; 2009 Pisa Donna Award as women in engineering; 2013 Excellent Women in Roma Award; Excellent and Best Paper Awards at international conferences. She is IEEE Fellow. She is author/co-author of 340 papers, 1 patent and 12 books.