Gabriella Povero received the Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica from Politecnico di Torino. Soon after she joined COREP, a research consortium operating inside Politecnico di Torino. In this period she contributed to the development of TOPSIM, a software package for the simulation of telecommunication systems designed and implemented by the Telecommunication Group of Politecnico di Torino under contracts from the European Space Agency. Furthermore, she cooperated with the Telecommunication Group on research contracts in the field of satellite communications. In 2003 she joined Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, where she is responsible of the Higher Education Unit of the Navigation Technologies Research Area. She is the ISMB representative within the Coordination Committee of the Master on Navigation and Related Applications of Politecnico di Torino. Since 1997 she has been contract professor of Politecnico di Torino for courses on "Signal Theory", "Radio Communications", and "Satellite Navigation Systems".
Her activities are also focused on international cooperation with South East Asia. She has been the coordinator of some projects in this field. She is ISMB representative in the Board of Supporting Institutions of NAVIS, a Collaboration on Satellite Navigation Technologies located in Hanoi in the premises of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.