Francesca Vipiana received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering in 2000 and the European Ph.D. degree in electronic and communication engineering in 2004, both at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. The Ph.D. degree research was carried out partly at the Antenna Section, Electromagnetics Division, European Space Research Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands. From 2005 to 2008, she was with the Electronics Department, Politecnico di Torino, as a Research Fellow. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory, University of Houston (Tex, USA), to collaborate with Professor D. R. Wilton in research activity on computational electromagnetics. Since 2009, she has been with the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Torino, Italy, as the Head of the Antenna and EMC Lab, and since 2012, she has been with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, as Assistant Professor. Her main research activities concern numerical techniques based on the integral equations, method of moments approaches, with focus on multiresolution and hierarchical schemes, domain decomposition, preconditioning and fast solution methods, Green’s function regularization, and advanced quadrature integration schemes; the implemented algorithms are fully parallelized taking advantage of Grid/Cloud Infrastructures and Graphical Processor Unit (GPU). She is also involved in the analysis, synthesis, and optimization of contour-beam antennas, periodic structures, and multiband and reconfigurable compact antennas. Dr. Vipiana received the Optime Award of the Unione Industriale for the best graduates of Piemonte region in 2001, the Young Scientist Award at the Union of Radio Science General Assembly in 2005, the first prize in the poster competition at the First IEEE Women in Electromagnetics Workshop in 2009, and the ISMB Best Paper Award in 2011.
Biography Updated on 10 February 2013