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The University of Zagreb, Croatia (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consists of 29 faculties and three art academies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest research and teaching institution in the region. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at University of Zagreb is the leading Croatian academic and R&D institution in the field of electrical engineering and ICT. The Faculty is constituted of 12 departments. The present research and educational staff comprises more than 140 professors and 230 teaching and research assistants and around 3.000 students at the bachelor level, 1.300 students at the master level and 470 PhD students. The Faculty has developed respectable international cooperation with many institutions around the world and has been involved in numerous FP7 projects in the past. The members involved in MANGO project have deep expertise in video transcoding and its implementations, medical imaging applications and knowledge dissemination among different EU projects. The members involved in MANGO project are members of European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC).

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Prof. Mario Kovač is full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is also an executive, author and expert in the field of multimedia hardware and software design, business models for computer systems and technology transfer. In 1990 and 1991 he received a VLSI and Computer Architecture Scholarship at the University of South Florida, and he subsequently received the Fulbright Award in 1993. He holds several US patents including U.S. Patent 5,659,362 for a VLSI circuit structure for implementing the JPEG image compression standard, among others. In 2008, Croatian President awarded him with the Medal of Honor "Order of Danica Hrvatska with the image of Ruđer Bošković" for special merit in science. Professor Kovač served as Head of the Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering and Vice Dean for Business Development at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is/was a member of the supervisory boards of Croatian agencies/companies CARNet, HIT - Croatian Institute of Technology and BICRO and is managing several international projects. He is senior member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Croatian Academy of Engineering and several other Societies. Currently he is mostly involved in business relations with industry partners in the area of computer systems and applications and business models in various industry segments such as health, banking and telecom. He was executive in several research and innovation investment organizations. He is also involved in UNIZG-FER’s efforts within H2020 FET project MANGO and here he was one of the initiators of IDEAS.


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EATON (www.eaton.com) with its corporate headquarters in Dublin (Ireland) and strong footprint across Europe with engineering sites in France, UK, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Czech Republic and Switzerland is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions offering a portfolio which encompasses a comprehensive range of products and systems that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. This includes uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), surge protective devices, power distribution units (PDUs), data center infrastructure management (DCIM), remote monitoring, software, power factor correction, airflow management, rack enclosures and services. With all its products, EATON strives for continued success in leveraging technical innovation to develop next-generation solutions. EATON has continually grown its power quality business through developing innovative products and services as well as strategic acquisitions of companies like Phoenixtec, Powerware, MGE Office Protection Systems, Best Power, Aphel and Wright Line. In addition, EATON is well present in the distribution channel for the past 20 years and has worldwide 100 authorized IT distributors and 10,000 authorized resellers (channel partners) as well as a very good relationship to a wide range of end customers. EATON R&D facility located in Montbonnot (France) is EATON’s EU headquarters for power quality business division and together with support of branches across the EU responsible for all EU R&D and innovation activities and product launches on the markets in Europa, Middle East and Africa. EATON has been involved in FP7, H2020 and other public funded projects in the past. With its product portfolio, 20 years of experience and global presence in the market (e.g. no. 5 in global datacenter power distribution market1) as well as its large network of distributors, end users and channel partners, EATON is the optimal partner to bring the commercialization of IDEAS to success and ensure economic growth and increase of jobs in EU industry.

http://www.eaton.com

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Alexandre DRAY is Technology Portfolio Leader for EIF’s Single Phase Power Quality Division in charge of building and animating the technology and innovation roadmap. He is also coordinating EIF’s efforts within H2020 FET project MANGO and here he was deeply involved the creation of IDEAS. He graduated from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Physics Engineering field) and holds the PMP© international Project Management certification from PMI institute. He has hold various technical and management positions at STMicroelectronics before joining EIF and has been actively involved in the setting up of three H2020 consortiums in the past two years. He authored or coauthored several technical publications and eight patents.

Eric RUEDA is Commercial Leader Software & Connectivity for EIF’s Single Phase Power Quality Division and responsible for EIF’s power management software products in the EMEA region. Eric has over 24 years of experience in product management and business development in the enterprise software market. Besides, he is working to build EIF’s vision for the infrastructure aware data centre of tomorrow. Prior to his current role at EIF, Eric was General Manager of the UK and Dutch subsidiaries at Technidata, a Laboratory Management Information System software vendor. He has also served in different product management, marketing and business development leadership roles at HP (Hewlett-Packard) in Europe. Eric holds a Master of Sciences in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, California, USA.