Vittoria Mignone received the “Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica” degree from Politecnico di Torino, in 1990. She has been with the RAI Research Centre since 1992, involved in the studies for the definition of the DVB Standards for digital television by satellite, cable and terrestrial channels. Her activities are in the field of physical layer system definition, particularly concerning advanced digital modulation and channel coding techniques for satellite and terrestrial transmissions, with participation to several European Research and Development Projects, and standardisation bodies. She is currently involved in studies and experiments on converged networks and systems. She is author of patents and technical papers for leading international journals and conferences..