The IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (TC-PLC) has honored my activity with two prestigious awards:
The 2019 Outstanding Servive Award and the 2019 Interdisciplinary Research and Application Award.
The former award is given in recognition of members of the Technical Committee on Power Line Communications who have a distinguished record of service to the PLC community. Such service includes initiation of and participation in technical and administrative activities that foster the development of PLC at large, leadership roles within the TC-PLC, organization of conferences and workshops, and promotion of TC-PLC activities and interests in the broader research community.
The latter award is given in recognition of members of the TC-PLC who have made significant technical and/or business contributions through inter-disciplinary research and/or application of PLC.
The interests of the technical committee span all areas of communications over power lines (PLC), e.g., access, home networking, in-vehicle applications, utility applications, etc. The areas of interest are the analytical, theoretical, simulation, experimental, and practical aspects of digital communications over power lines. The committee is one of the most active of the IEEE communication society with a large number of members. The committee organizes events in the power line communication area, sponsors conferences, contributes to the organization of technical events along ComSoc flagship conferences, and promotes the realization of special issues on leading journals and magazines. It also promotes the development of IEEE Standards in the area of power line communications ( http://plc.committees.comsoc.org/ ).
In the photo, Prof. Ralf Lehnert (awards committee chair, right), Prof. Andrea Tonello (middle), Mr. Eugen Mayer (recipient of another award, left) at the ceremony in Prague at IEEE ISPLC on 4.3.2019.