14th of April, 2016

The IEEE Working Group on ICT in Europe is a public-policy working group in Europe. We are meeting in Oxford this spring and will have a series of public lectures

Where: LR3, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ
When: 20th April 2016

9:30-9:40: Welcome Note, Prof. Bhaskar Choubey, Oxford Engineering

9:40-10:20  Disruptive Innovation,
Prof. Barry Shoop, President of IEEE, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

10:20-10:50: Spectrum Management
Anders P. Mynster, Chairperson, IEEE Working Group on ICT in Europe

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:15 What does the IEEE Working Group on ICT Do, Bhaskar Choubey, Oxford

11:15 -11:45: Getting better with electricity: electronic medicine to the rescue,
Prof. Wouter A. Serdijn, FIEEE, Delft University of Technology

11:45 - 12:15:  The energy consumed by ICT
Prof. Marco Ajmone Marsan, FIEEE, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Barry Shoop received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is Departmental Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, responsible for an academic department with 79 faculty and staff serving over 2300 students annually. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and SPIE. He received the 2008 OSA Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award, the 2013 SPIE Educator Award, and the 2013 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award “for outstanding service to the IEEE.” Earlier, Dr. Shoop was a satellite communication engineer responsible for design and installation of a high-capacity, world-wide digital communication network, and also the CTO for a US$4.5B organization addressing the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) challenge worldwide. He holds a patent on photonic analog-to-digital conversion, and has authored over 150 archival publications as well as 8 books and book chapters.

Wireless systems are omnipresent in the modern society. The devices are in our power plants, our hospitals and in our pockets, making a greater impact on our lives every day. The electromagnetic waves that the devices use to communicate are in the air around us – so how do we distinguish between them and ensure that they work properly? How do we ensure that they also function properly in the future?  
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 is one of the regular Danish delegates in the TC210 group in CENELEC, which coordinates the EMC standardization activities in product committees

The 21st century will be the century in which we will unravel the intricacies of the brain and in which we will use electricity to interact with our electro-chemical mainframe better. In this talk I will explain how electroceuticals, the electronic counterparts of pharmaceuticals, can help to successfully treat neurological disorders. Further, I will sketch a technological avenue of their future development by making electroceuticals smaller, more energy efficient, flexible and more intelligent. Moreover, some regulatory and ethical issues discussed.

Wouter A. Serdijn is a full professor in bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics. His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices and electroceuticals. He co-edited and co-authored 8 books, 8 book chapters, 2 patents and more than 300 scientific publications and presentations.  Wouter A. Serdijn is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a mentor of the IEEE. In 2016 he received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Meritorious Service Award.

The energy consumption of ICT keeps increasing at a higher pace than for other fields. This presentation discusses energy trends in various ICT sectors and looks at possible countermeasures in the case of cellular networks.

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 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. He has published over 300 papers and two books in in the fields of networking and distributed systems. He 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 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.