Cecilia Carbonelli earned a Master’s degree and a PhD in Telecommunications and Information Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy), specializing on ultra-wideband (UWB) and 3G systems. From 2004 to 2006 she was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), where she conducted research on UWB systems and cooperative sensor networks. After six months as a visiting researcher at Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, CA) working on short range low-power devices (later known as ‘wearables’), Cecilia decided to leave the academic world and stay in industry. She joined the Infineon Wireless Division in December 2006 as one of the first concept engineers to work on 4G baseband systems (LTE). In 2011 Infineon Wireless became part of Intel and later Cecilia was involved in early 5G standardization and research activities. In January 2015 she returned to Infineon, joining the PMM System Concept team. Here she is responsible for the characterization of environmental sensors at a system level and for the related algorithm development activities. Cecilia is the author of over 40 international publications and several patents; she is also an IEEE Senior Member.