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​In 2014, the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative created two working groups on Energy and ICT. The ICT Working Group is comprised of 1​2​ leading engineers from all walks of life, including academia, industry, and former government officials. The group meets virtually on a monthly basis and in person several times a year to develop technical policy statements and other documents (e.g., white papers, responses to consultations, etc.) on a wide range of issues with the aim of informing policy makers at the technical level on key topics in the ICT realm.

Beginning in 2018, IEEE European members will be able to participate in peer-selected, volunteer Working Groups and organization of policy-related events.

 

Anders Mynster, Chair

Anders Mynster received his master of science in electrical engineering with specialization in wireless engineering from the Danish technical university in 2010 and is currently employed in DELTA - Danish electronics, lights, and acoustics. He is primarily working with antennas, radio-wave propagation, and short-range technologies such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, WiFi, and RFID. His main focus is to implement wireless functionality into existing electronic products and ensure correct functionality of the implemented services. He has been involved in many projects for the healthcare industry, both hospital and telehealth applications, but also in industrial and infrastructure applications. He possesses a strong knowledge on electromagnetic compatibility and is one of the regular Danish delegates in the TC210 group in CENELEC, which coordinates the EMC standardization activities in product committees. It is a key focus for Anders to connect theoretical studies with practical measurement results and the needs of today’s real-world high technology products, such that they can help solve the challenges society is facing.

 
 

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Paulo de Sousa

Paulo T. de Sousa received his undergraduate degree from the University of Luanda, Angola and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia (USA). He has an extensive background on telecommunications network planning and design with several multinational companies, including Rockwell International, Nortel and Verizon. His last position was as Head of Sector, Internet of the Future, in the Directorate-General Information Society, European Commission. Previously he headed the sector Mobile and Wireless beyond 3G, and coordinated the Broadband Access For All strategic objective in the Information Society Programme (IST), with the aim of creating a cheaper, faster and more reliable internet. He was instrumental in the pursuing of a Broadband Europe, with emphasis on alternate technologies such as power line communications. He served as an ITU consultant in BanglaDesh and received two IEEE Outstanding Service Awards. He is co-author of the book "Network Systems" and a former Rotary Foundation Fellow.

 
 

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Bhaskar Choubey

Bhaskar Choubey (BC) is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he leads the microelectronics research group. He obtained his doctorate from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. For his research on image sensors and MEMS, he was awarded the 2011 Early Career Achievement Gold award by the IEEE Sensors Council. In addition, he has been awarded the Myril B Reed best paper award in IEEE MWSCAS, Raymond Davies award by the Society of imaging science and technology, visiting award by the Royal Photographic Society, Scatcherd scholarship to work at the Max Planck Institute of Brain Research, Frankfurt and International Visiting Fellowship to Sydney University. Currently, he is the coordinator of two industrial projects funded by the European Commission (EDISON and iARTIST). His research interests are in CMOS image sensors, ADC design, and nanosystem design, including MEMS. He is currently an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – II.

 
 

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Jean-Luc Dormoy

Jean-Luc Dormoy has worked in research institutions, large companies, and innovative companies (startups). He is a co-founder of Kalray and of VESTA-SYSTEM, was director for “Smart Electric Systems” for the EDF Group in Europe, and was in charge of software programs at CEA Tech. He was part of large initiatives in the EU, worked with China, and spent some time at Stanford University.

Jean-Luc graduated in mathematics at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint Cloud and got a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Paris 6 University. He is 58, married, and the father of two children.

 
 

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Javier Ferrandis

Javier received his master’s degree in Telecommunications’ Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in Spain. He has 14 years’ experience in Telecoms and IT within different service-provider environments in Spain and currently he is providing IT and communication services support to final users in a mid-size organization in the Netherlands. This has allowed him to know the telecom and IT market and has given him the opportunity to work with a wide range of telecommunication technologies and solutions. He has wide experience designing enterprise network solutions for data and voice communications, integrating Unified Communications and mobility services.

 
 

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Petia Georgieva

Petia Georgieva received her Master of Science and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2003 she has been a professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal and researcher in the Institute of Electronics Engineering and Telematics of Aveiro (IEETA), Portugal. From 2009 to 2013 she was the coordinator of Signal Processing Lab in IEETA. She is a Senior member of IEEE, Senior Member of International Neural Network Society (INNS) and Member of the Executive Committee of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS). Since 2010 she has been an EU external expert and evaluator for several research proposals and running projects from the FP7 and H2020 programs of the European Commission. Her research relates to the area of machine learning and data mining with strong focus on noninvasive Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI), brain neural activity recovering (inverse modeling), affective neuro-computing and biometry based on EEG data and face recognition.

 
 

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Angel Hernandez-Bravo

Angel Hernandez Bravo

Angel received his Master of Science (physics) in the Autonomous Madrid University in 1985 and his Master on Computer Engineering in Carlos III University of Madrid (specialty of Computer Architectures) in 1999. He also has an MBA (Master in Business Administration) by the Madrid International Business School (1994). He was Professor of Instrumental Research in Autonomous University of Madrid from 1985 to 1989 and in 1989 he joined IBM as System Engineer. Now he is Executive Architect in IBM Chief Technical Officer team for Europe devoted to the government sector. He is primarily working on Defense, Police and Cybersecurity systems and less primarily with Internet of Things. He has been involved in many projects for the defense and police industry, in healthcare and pensions systems but also in industrial and infrastructure applications. He possesses a strong knowledge on cybersecurity, on complex middleware systems architectures, on cloud systems and on Enterprise Architectures (ToGAF, DoDAF). He is the Vice-Chairman of the Technical Expert Council for IBM South Europe, a Member of SOA and Enterprise Architecture Committees on The Open Group as well as Member of the Spanish ISO Standardization Committee (AENOR) on Smarter Cities, and Internet of Things.

 
 

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Marco Ajmone Marsan

Marco Ajmone Marsan is a Full Professor of Telecommunications at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the Politecnico di Torino, and a part-time Research Professor at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Spain.

He has published over 300 papers and two books in the most important journals and conferences in the fields of networking and distributed systems. He has coordinated many research projects funded by national and international public agencies and by telecommunications industries. The publications of Marco Ajmone Marsan have received more than 11,000 citations, with two works receiving over 1,500 citations. His h-index is 46 in Google Scholar, and he is qualified as “ISI highly cited researcher.”

Marco Ajmone Marsan is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the Academy of Europe, and a member of the Turin Academy of Sciences. He has received a Honoris Causa doctoral degree in Telecommunication Networks from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in March 2002. He was named Commendatore of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana by the president of Italy in January 2006.

Marco Ajmone Marsan served as the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Politecnico di Torino from 2002 to 2009. He is the Director of the Alta Scuola Politecnica, the honors curriculum for master students jointly organized by the Politecnico di Torino and the Politecnico di Milano. He is the Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program in Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino. From September 2002 to March 2007 he was the Director of the Institute for Electronics, Information and Telecommunications Engineering of the National Research Council.

He was the chair of the Italian Group of Telecommunications Professors and the Italian Delegate in the ICT Committee and in the ERC Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU.

The research activity of Marco Ajmone Marsan has focused on the performance evaluation of networks and protocols. His main present research interests are in energy-efficient networking and in the applications of ICT for energy efficiency, as well as in crowdsourcing systems.

 
 

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L-F Pau

L-F Pau was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an adjunct professor at CBS and a part-time professor at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. From 1995 until early 2005 he was CTO of L.M. Ericsson's worldwide Network Systems division. He was previously CTO for Digital Equipment / Hewlett Packard Europe from 1990 to 1995. Earlier, he was on the faculty of the Danish Technical University, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris), M.I.T, University of Tokyo & University of Pretoria. Pau is member of the International Evaluation Panel of the National Research Fund (Singapore), on the Scientific Advisory Board of ASTRI (China), and a frequent evaluator for the European Commission. He has been on the Boards of IEEE Standards, Rapid IO Forum, OMG and more. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE (USA), Fellow BCS (UK), & JSPS (Japan), and holds an MSc (ISAE, aerospace electronics), MBA (IEP Paris), Dr. Ing. (Univ. Paris 9, electronics), and D.Sc (Univ. Paris 6, control theory), in addition to executive education in Finance and Board governance at IMD, INSEAD. He is disabled from an airplane accident.

 
 

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Vasilis Pavlidis

Vasilis Pavlidis is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK since 2012. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester. His research relates to emerging technologies for integrated circuits and systems, where the objective is to address those challenges that will enable the adoption of these technologies in electronics industry. He has expertise on design methodologies, modeling, and design tools for digital electronic circuits. He is the leading author of the book Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit Design. He is also a member of IEEE.

 
 

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Béatrice Schubert

Béatrice Schubert, MSc in Advanced Networking, is a Swiss national who moved to the UK over ten years ago, where she started her successful career working as an external data network consultant for several ISPs and mobile operators. Being not only a technical specialist but also multilingual, she has been thriving in multinational projects, earning a great reputation across Europe. Although her specialties are routing and switching, as well as network security, she also has extensive knowledge of international service design and deployment.

In her work she covers whole project cycles from design and planning to implementation, as well as hands-on last level troubleshooting of large scale networks. Being not only interested in the technical side of business, Béatrice started her executive MBA studies last year at the University of Hertfordshire.

 
 

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Jarno Tanskanen

Jarno received the M.Sc. degree in technical physics in 1995, and the Lic.Tech. and D.Sc. degrees in signal processing and communications technology in 1998 and 2000, respectively, from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland. From 2005, he has been affiliated with the Computational Biophysics and Imaging Group, Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland, as a Senior Research Fellow involved in the signal analysis of in vitro microelectrode array measurements of neuronal cell networks, and of EEG and ECG measurements. At TUT, he has taught courses on neuroinformatics and processing of physiological signals, and acted as a Project Manager for several research projects, the latest for the EU FP7 FET Open project "Biomimiking the brain - towards 3D neuronal network dynamics (3DNeuroN)." His main research interests are in the analysis of neuronal network function and signal processing methods to extract more information from biomedical measurements. Tanskanen runs his photography art company Blond Art, Nokia, Finland.

 
 

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