In 2014, the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative created two working groups on Energy and ICT. The ICT Working Group is comprised of 12 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.
Through this Working Group, European IEEE members are able to participate in peer-selected volunteer groups that develop public policy position statements and may engage in or organize policy-related events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Béatrice Schubert, MSc in Advanced Networking, is a Swiss national who moved to the UK over ten years ago, where she started a 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. As a security specialist, her dissertation completed at The Open University analyses security risks to the IP RAN. Not only interested in the technical side of business, Béatrice furthered her studies, graduating with a commendation MBA from the University of Hertfordshire in 2017. She now lives in Birmingham with her two German Shepherds and continues to work on specialist international IT projects.
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.