Maurizio Magarini was born in Milano, Italy, in 1969. He received the Master and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. In 1994, he was granted the TELECOM Italia scholarship award for his thesis. From 1999 to 2001 he was a Research Associate in the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione at the Politecnico di Milano where, since 2001, he has been an Assistant Professor. His research interests include signal detection, channel estimation, and equalization.