Antti V. Räisänen was born in Pielavesi, Finland in 1950. He received the DSc (Tech.) degree in EE from the TKK Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), Finland, in 1981. In 1989, he became a Professor Chair of Radio Engineering with TKK. He has been a Visiting Scientist and Professor with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1978–1979, 1980, 1981), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (1983), University of California at Berkeley (1984–1985), Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology (1992–1993), and the Paris Observatory and University of Paris 6 (2001–2002).
He currently supervises research in millimeter-wave components, antennas, receivers, microwave measurements, etc. with the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Radio Science and Engineering and Millimetre Wave Laboratory of Finland—ESA External Laboratory (MilliLab). The Centre of Smart Radios and Wireless Research (SMARAD), which he leads at Aalto University, obtained the national status of Center of Excellence (CoE) in Research for 2002–2007 and 2008–2013. He is currently Head of the Department of Radio Science and Engineering. He is Fellow of IEEE since 1994 and Fellow of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) since 2008.