The IEEE European Public Policy Committee is a committee of IEEE, responsible to the IEEE Board of Directors for the coordination of public policy activities relevant to the interests of IEEE members in European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, which are designed to benefit IEEE members, engineering professionals, and the general public. Read more about the full committee charter (DOCX, 26 KB).
Marko Delimar, Chair

Marko Delimar

Marko Delimar is an electrical engineer, educator and researcher. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Management. At present, he is Vice Dean of Education and Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, where he has been with the Department of Energy and Power Systems since 1997. His interests include electric power and energy systems, simulations and modelling, intelligent systems, and engineering education. His current research focuses on analysis and design of smart grid architectures and large-scale integration of renewables.

An IEEE volunteer since 1994, he previously served as IEEE Secretary and IEEE Region 8 Director and is known as a co-creator of IEEEXtreme. In 2018, he serves as Director (Member of the Board) of the IEEE Foundation.

Martin Bastiaans

Martin Bastiaans

Martin Bastiaans received an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (1969) and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences (1983), from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. In 1969 he became an assistant professor, and from 1985 until his retirement in 2012, he was an associate professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, most recently in the Signal Processing Systems Group. His research covers different aspects in the general field of signal and system theory and includes a signal-theoretical approach of all kinds of problems that arise in Fourier optics. He served for eight years as the Dean for Research of his department. Martin is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Optical Society of America. He is the (co-)author of more than 180 papers in international scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Having served IEEE in several positions in the past, among them IEEE Benelux Section Chair, IEEE Region 8 Director, and IEEE MGA Vice Chair, Geographic Unit Operations.

Gordon Day (Corresponding Member)

Gordon W. Day

Gordon W. Day spent most of his career in research and management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he founded and led the NIST Optoelectronics Division. His personal research ranged from fundamental optical metrology to the creation of innovative optoelectronic instrumentation and the development of standards for optical fiber. Subsequently, he has focused much of his work on technology policy. He has served as a science and engineering advisor to US Senator Jay Rockefeller and as Director of Government Relations for the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association.

In 2012, Day served as the 50th President of IEEE. He currently chairs its Global Public Policy Committee and contributes to its work in Europe and Africa. Previously he served as the President of the IEEE Photonics Society and of IEEE-USA. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and has served on many academic and government advisory committees around the world. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society (OSA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Institute of Physics (IoP-UK), and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET-UK).

He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Electrical Engineering.

Flavia Dinca

Flavia Dinca

Flavia Dinca received both her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Southampton, UK. While during her bachelor degree she focused on the social impact of new technologies and policy, she changed interests during her master that she recently finished, and studied instead Internet technologies and web-based applications, concentrating on development and implications of web-based services, in addition to security. She joined IEEE during her bachelor, and has been an active volunteer in various teams ever since, working mainly with Young Professionals.

Margaretha Eriksson

Margaretha Eriksson

Margaretha Eriksson is the president and founder of Irbis Konsult AB. Margaretha provides training and management consulting in cybersecurity and engineering management. With the University of Halmstad, she has created academic courses in risk analysis and IT system security and web-based information security. As Engineering Management consultant, she has worked with Ericsson, Tetra Pak, Volvo, and Bombardier in the fields of product management, information management, and information security. She has also worked as technical writer and technical translator for IBM, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and as subject-matter expert on electronics terminology for the European Union term data base.

Margaretha holds an M.Sc. from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She has also studied cyber security and social anthropology. She is the co-author of two books on cyber security and papers on information management and applied cyber security. Margaretha has taught at Stockholm University, Örebro University and Halmstad University in Sweden.

Margaretha serves on the IEEE Board of Directors as Region 8 Director. She participates in the EPPI Committee as a member. Margaretha is a member of MGA as IEEE Region 8 Director, and she has twice been the Chair of IEEE Sweden Section, 1999-2002 and 2009-2010. She was representative to the IEEE in UK 2002-2004. Margaretha has been named a Distinguished Lecturer for the R8 PACE Committee. She is a member of WIE and was the WIE Newsletter Editor 2005-2006. She is also founder of the WIE affinity group in Sweden. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Engineering Management Society 2002-2007.

Margaretha has been presented with three prestigious awards:

IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education 2012 ”for exceptional leadership in organizing and delivering practical leadership and management training to young entrepreneurs, IEEE students and Graduates Of the Last Decade”;

IEEE R8 Presidential Award 2007 ”for leadership and outstanding service in pioneering workshops on the development of Leadership Skills and Project Management 2001-2005”; and

IEEE MGA Leadership Award 2002 “for stimulating and promoting the formation of technical chapters and promoting the value of the IEEE membership at regional conferences within IEEE Region 8”.

Jean-Philippe Faure

Jean-Philippe Faure

Since 1994 Jean-Philippe Faure has been co-founder and CEO of Progilon, an international executive consulting company in the fields of Technology and Standards. Jean-Philippe holds a leadership position in IEEE serving as Chairman of the IEEE-SA Standards Board overseeing 500+ projects involving 20,000+ active members. He also serves as member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors.

Jean-Philippe is a world-class expert in Power Line Communications (PLC). He was a pioneer of PLC activities in IEEE and IEC-CISPR. As the founding chair of the IEEE 1901 working group with 90 companies and 350 individuals participating he led the development of the first broadband power line communication MAC PHY protocol standard IEEE Std 1901-2010. As the founding Chair of the IEC-CISPR/I PLT project team on Electromagnetic Compatibility involving more than 30 international experts he led the development of a draft EMC standard that was then approved in 2013 as harmonized standard CENELEC EN 50561-1.

Since 2010 Jean-Philippe has been the founding Chair of the IEEE ComSoc PLC Standards Committee that develops and maintains PLC standards (in-home, access, vehicle to grid) and PLC-related standards (power grid applications, heterogeneous networks using wireless and wired technologies). Jean-Philippe has also expanded its consulting services to the Smart Grid communications, Smart Metering, and Energy Management Systems fields.

Jean-Philippe has been a member of several committees in CENELEC, ETSI and AFNOR. He has also been consultant for the European Commission and has been in charge of relationships with regulatory authorities in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Jean-Philippe Faure received his master’s degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale Marseille in France in 1987.

Christopher James, Vice Chair

Professor Christopher James

Professor James is a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist, he works specifically in Neural Engineering where to date his work has concentrated on the development of advanced processing techniques applied to the analysis of the electromagnetic activity of the human brain, primarily in Brain-Computer Interfacing. He is also interested in monitoring behaviour through activity monitoring and has developed wrist-worn activity monitoring programmes using an off-the-shelf Smart Watch and has applied this work in the areas of mental health, active and healthy ageing and now in assistive and rehabilitative technologies. Prof James has published over 160 papers in varied biomedical engineering journals and refereed conferences. In 2013 Prof James was awarded the prestigious Sir Monty Finniston Achievement Medal by the IET, and in 2012 the IEEE MGA Award for his work with biomedical engineering students. He is founding editor-in-chief of the IET Healthcare Technology Letters Journal.

Bruno Meyer

Bruno Meyer

Bruno Meyer is an IEEE Fellow (2008) and is currently a member of the Board of directors of IEEE, representing Division VII (Power & Engineering society).

Meyer has been with the RTE group since 2009, where he has held various positions, including Business Development Manager and CEO of ARTERIA (2011-2016), the telecommunications subsidiary of RTE. From 1985 until 2008 he was with EDF. Among his positions there, he was responsible for the R&D on Transmission & Distribution (US$40 million). He was director of a 150 strong team covering subjects such as power systems dynamics, economics, design, and technology fields.

He published over 40 scientific papers including a book on power systems simulation. Meyer is a board member of the French Society of Electrical Engineers (SEE) and the French Cigre National Committee. He was awarded SEE’s Ampere Medal and Cigre’s Technical Committee Award.

He holds a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University, a M.Sc. from Sao Paulo University, and B.Sc. from Campinas University-Unicamp.

Andreas Neumeier

Andreas Neumeier

Andreas has close to 20 years of experience in small but growing teams just as large organizations. He started and grew organizations in IT Security & Privacy, Internetworking, Cloud, Customer Experience and Digital Marketing. He worked with technical departments and customers to support development of strategies and business plans and pitch to venture capital, giving him a broad industry experience and network. Recently Andreas took responsibility for an innovative product in an innovation department for a large multinational in the area of Internet of Things and Smart Lighting. His experience sources from engagements across Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

He earned degrees in Computer Sciences (Dipl.Inf.(FH)) from the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg and a MBA from FOM University of Applied Sciences Munich. Andreas is a certified cyber security expert, certified CISSP and CCSP and currently works as a product manager.

Marina Ruggieri

Marina Ruggieri

Marina Ruggieri is Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” and therein member of the Board of Directors. She is P.I. of the 40/50 GHz communications experiment of the TDP5 payload on-board the ESA Alphasat satellite, launched in 2013. She is a co-founder and Steering Board Chair of CTIF, a cross-disciplinary center for innovative IT infrastructures and applications at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, belonging to a global network located in Europe, USA and Asia.

She has been Vice Chair of the Italian Space Agency Technical-Scientific Council and a member of the Council of Experts for Research Policy of the Italian Ministry. She is an arbitrator of the Italian Industry Federation for Aerospace, Defense and Security. She has been the IEEE Division IX Director (2014-2015) and President of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (2010-2011). She has been a member of many IEEE Committees, including Public Visibility, Fellow, Governance, Nominations and Appointments, Women in Engineering, Awards Board. She is the 2017 IEEE Vice President, Technical Activities and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors.

She was awarded the 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; the 2009 Pisa Woman Award; and the 2013 Excellent Women in Roma Award. She has received Excellent and Best Paper Awards and the 2011 AESS Service Award. She is author or coauthor of 340 papers, 1 patent and 12 books. She has been inducted as a Professional into the Honor Society of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). She is an IEEE Fellow.

Magdalena Salazar-Palma

Magdalena Salazar-Palma

Magdalena received EE, MS and PhD degrees from Polytechnic University, Madrid, Spain, where she has been Associate Professor. In 2004 she joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Carlos III University of Madrid, where she is Full Professor, co-director of the Radiofrequency, Electromagnetics, Microwave and Antennas Research Group, and has served as Department head. Her research deals with numerical methods for microwave components and antennas, and passive devices advanced synthesis methods.

Co-author of 2 European/USA patents, 22 books, 30 book contributions, 105 journal papers, and over 380 international conference papers. She has an h-index of 29, with 4,318 citations by other authors. She has delivered numerous invited presentations, seminars, and short courses. She has participated in 93 projects and contracts financed by US, European, and Spanish institutions and companies. She served in evaluation panels of US, EU, and Spanish institutions, and as associate editor and reviewer of several journals. She is Doctor Honoris Causa from Aalto University and has other awards.

Stefan Sauermann

FH-Prof. DI Dr. Stefan Sauermann

FH-Prof. DI Dr. Stefan Sauermann started as a researcher at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Department for Biomedical Engineering and Physics). He published on acquisition, analysis, reporting and management of biosignals in the field of electrostimulation.

In 1999 he started as a lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS TW) and in 2011 as Program Director of the Biomedical Engineering Sciences Master degree study program. He is Key Researcher in the Research Focus “Secure Services, eHealth & Mobility” at UAS TW and Scientific Coordinator for the “Biomedical Engineering and eHealth” group in the “Department for Biomedical, Health and Sports Engineering” at UAS TW. He is active in national and international projects, connected to the implementation of the electronic healthcare record in Austria (ELGA), and generally in the fields of interoperability and standards for telemonitoring and eHealth.

From 2003 to 2015 he was chair of the “Austrian Standards Institute” committee “Medical Informatics”, a mirror to ISO TC215 and CEN TC 251. He is also contributing to standardization within IEEE, HL7 and as founding member of IHE Austria. As moderator of the workgroup “Interoperability – Standards” in the Austrian e-Health Initiative (eHI) of the Austrian Ministry of Health and Women he contributed to the recommendations on IT interoperability for the Austrian healthcare system from 2005 on.

Dirk Van Hertem

Dirk Van Hertem

Dirk Van Hertem graduated as a M.Eng. in 2001 from the KHK, Geel, Belgium and as a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium in 2003. In 2009, he obtained his Ph.D., also from the KU Leuven. In 2010, Dirk Van Hertem was a member of the EPS group at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), in Stockholm. Since spring 2011 he has been back at the University of Leuven where he is an associate professor in the ELECTA group. His special fields of interest are power system operation and control in systems with FACTS and HVDC and building the transmission system of the future, including offshore grids and the supergrid concept. He is an active member of both IEEE (PES and IAS) and Cigré. Dr. Van Hertem was the general chair of the IEEE EnergyCon 2016 conference, held in Leuven.

Stefano Zanero

Stefano Zanero

Stefano received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently an associate professor. His research focuses on mobile malware, malware analysis, and cybersecurity. He has extensive speaking and training experience in Italy and abroad. He has co-authored over 60 scientific papers and books. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society (for which he is a member of the Board of Governors), and a lifetime senior member of the ACM. Stefano co-founded the Italian chapter of ISSA (Information System Security Association). He has been named a Fellow of ISSA and sits on its International Board of Directors. Stefano is also a co-founder and chairman of Secure Network, a leading information security consulting firm based in Milan and in London, and a co-founder of 18Months, a cloud-based ticketing solutions provider, and recently co-founded a stealth-mode startup in the FinTech sector.

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