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). The full list of EPPC policy documents and other publications can be found here.

Marko Delimar, Chair

Marko Delimar

Marko Delimar is an electrical engineer, educator and researcher. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Management.

He is a 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. He is also a head-of-studies at the University of Zagreb Study Programme of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Šibenik. 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 renewable energy sources.

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 2019, he also serves as Director (Member of the Board) of the IEEE Foundation and member of the IEEE Election Oversight Committee.

Jef Beerten

Jef Beerten

Jef Beerten (SM” 07, M”13) received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Currently, he is an assistant professor with KU Leuven and EnergyVille. His research interests include future power system dynamics, modeling, and control.

In 2011, he was a visiting researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, for three months. From April 2014 until March 2015, he was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

Dr. Beerten was the first winner of the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg in 2016 and received the KBVE/SRBE Robert Sinave Award and the Prix Paul Caseau from the Institut de France - EDF Foundation for his Ph.D. thesis on modeling and control of DC grids. Dr. Beerten is an active member of both the IEEE and CIGRE. He currently is the chair of the IEEE EPPI working group on energy.

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.

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.

Vasileios Kalogirou

Vasileios Kalogirou

Dr. Vasileios Kalogirou is a Project Officer at the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) in Madrid, Spain. He works in the development and improvement of Earth Observation-based services for Border and Maritime Surveillance, in close cooperation with user communities, European institutions and the industry. Prior to joining SatCen, he was working as a scientific consultant in the European Space Agency (ESA), in Italy, focusing on land environmental applications of remote sensing in various domains including forestry, agriculture, climate and disaster response. He holds an MSc in Remote Sensing from the University College London and a PhD in Geoinformation from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

David Law

David Law

David Law is a Distinguished Technologist in the HPE Aruba CTO. David serves as the Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, the culmination of over 25 years contribution and leadership with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group.

David’s R&D career with HPE Aruba, including its 3Com acquisition, ranged from development of Ethernet adapter cards, the first stackable Ethernet repeaters, stackable Ethernet switches, as well as being the technical lead on ASIC development teams for stackable repeaters and switching chipsets. Throughout this time David has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, where he has held a number of leadership positions, including Chair of IEEE 802.3 since 2008 and Vice-Chair between 1996 and 2008 as well as IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) governance positions such as chair of the IEEE SA Review Committee (RevCom) from 2008 to 2012 and member of the IEEE SA Standards Board from 2005 to 2014.

David has received the IEEE SA Standards Medallion, the IEEE SA Standards Board Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE SA International Award, the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Karlsson Award, and the 2017 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. David is a co-inventor on 21 issued and 4 pending patents related to Ethernet, Ethernet Switching and Deep packet Inspection.

David earned his BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.

Antonio Luque

Antonio Luque

Antonio Luque (M’03, SM’08) was born in 1976. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Seville. He has authored 20 journal papers, 40 conference papers, 3 book chapters, and a text book, in addition to supervising two PhD students. He has been invited researcher and teacher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), Auburn University (AL,USA), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Jade University (Germany), Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and Tech Institute of Monterrey (Mexico). He was a recipient of the Burgen Scholarship from the Academia Europaea in 2007.

Francisco Medeiros

Francisco Medeiros

Managing Director (FM Tech Consult). Senior Advisor (Atlantic Organization for Security) and Chairman of the NIAG Study Group 233 on Human Machine Teaming (artificial intelligence, machine learning).

European Commission official (18 years of service). First assignment: development of EU radio spectrum policy, notably for 3G communications. Last responsibilities: Deputy Head of Unit, Cloud & Software (DG CNECT), and previously, as Deputy Head of Unit, Networked Electronic Media (DG INFSO). Contributed to the launch of the EU Cloud Computing Strategy and to the preparation of EU legislation on Free Flow of Non-Personal Data.

General Manager (NEC Europe) from 1990 to 2000. Project Manager (ERA Technology) from 1986 to 1990. Visiting Professor (University College London) in 1985. ITU Fellow and Fulbright Scholar with the US Telecommunications Training Institute (COMSAT Laboratories; Hughes Aircraft and Rockwell International). Ph.D., University College London in 1981.

Cecilia Metra

Cecilia Metra

Cecilia Metra is a Full Professor, who has been working since 1991 at the University of Bologna (Italy), from which she received the Laurea in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. In 2002 she was a Visiting Faculty Consultant for Intel Corporation. At the University of Bologna she currently is Deputy President of the School of Engineering and Architecture and Coordinator of the Masters in Electronic Engineering. She is the 2019 President of the IEEE Computer Society (CS).

She has published extensively in the design for test and reliability of integrated systems. Her research has been funded by government and industries, included Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics, Alstom Transport, the EU, the Italian MISE and MIUR Ministries.

She is/has been Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing and the CS Computing Now Magazine. She was also the Associate EIC of the IEEE Transactions on Computers. She has been/is a member of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Institute, and on the Editorial Board of several Journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Design & Test, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. She contributed to numerous IEEE International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops as General/Program Chair/Co-Chair (14 times), Vice-General/Program Chair/Co-Chair (6 times), Topic/Track Chair (33 times), and Technical Program Committee Member (96 times).

She received two Meritorious Service Awards and five Certificates of Appreciation from the IEEE CS. She is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE CS Golden Core Member, and member of the IEEE-HKN Honor society.

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.

Jorge Soares

Jorge Soares

Jorge is a Research Program Manager with Protocol Labs, a US-based, fully-distributed start-up building protocols, systems, and tools to improve the internet. He is currently based in Porto, Portugal. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in communication networks engineering, with training in computer science and electrical engineering. He completed a joint PhD in robotics, control, and intelligent systems at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) and in electrical engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) on the basis of his research in distributed and underwater robotics.

His technical interests cover a wide range of topics, from software engineering and communication protocols to sensor networks and marine technology. While a researchers, he worked in multiple national and European research projects and published in several international conferences and journals. Following his doctoral studies, he served as a patent examiner with the European Patent Office (The Hague, The Netherlands), the second largest intergovernmental organisation in Europe, where he mainly worked in the fields of human-computer interaction and construction of computers.

Jorge started volunteering with IEEE as student branch chair in 2007, having since served in numerous roles at the section, region, MGA, and corporate levels.

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.

Past Committee Rosters

2019 Committee:  

  • Marko Delimar, Chair
  • Jef Beerten
  • Bhaskar Choubey
  • Gordon Day (Corresponding Member)
  • Flavia Dinca
  • Jean-Philippe Faure
  • Christopher James, Vice Chair
  • David Law
  • Antonio Luque
  • Bruno Meyer
  • Stefan Sauermann
  • Dirk Van Hertem
  • Stefano Zanero

2018 Committee:

  • Marko Delimar, Chair
  • Martin Bastiaans
  • Gordon Day (Corresponding Member)
  • Flavia Dinca
  • Margaretha Eriksson
  • Jean-Philippe Faure
  • Christopher James, Vice Chair
  • Bruno Meyer
  • Andreas Neumeier
  • Marina Ruggieri
  • Magdalena Salazar-Palma
  • Stefan Sauermann
  • Dirk Van Hertem
  • Stefano Zanero

For a full committee roster, please see the History of Service Manual (PDF, 759 KB)

Contact the IEEE European Public Policy Committee

If you have any questions and/or comments, please write to​ eppc@ieee.org:

Massimo Pellegrino
European Public Policy Program Manager
IEEE Technology Centre GmbH
Heinestrasse 38
1020 Vienna, Austria
m.pellegrino@ieee.org

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