The IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (TC-PLC) has honored prof. Andrea Tonello’s activity with two prestigious awards: the 2019 Outstanding Service Award and the 2019 Interdisciplinary Research and Application Award.
The Outstanding Service 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. Prof. Tonello received this award for his many years of exemplary leadership and service to the power line communications community, fostering the connection between academic research and industry activities and driving outreach and educational initiatives.
The Interdisciplinary Research and Application 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 application of PLC. Prof. Tonello received this award in recognition of his significant contributions to the characterization and modelling of power line signal propagation and noise.
The interests of the TC-PLC span all areas of communications over power lines (PLC), e.g., access, home networking, in-vehicle applications, utility applications, etc. The committee is one of the most active in the IEEE communication society with a large number of members. Prof. Tonello has been chair of the TC-PLC for two terms in 2014-15 and in 2016-17.
In the photo, prof. Ralf Lehnert (awards committee chair, right), prof. Andrea Tonello (middle), prof. Jaromír Hrad (ISPLC 2019 general chair, left) at the ceremony in Prague at IEEE ISPLC on 4.3.2019.