Hans van den Berg of CWI's Stochastics group has been granted the 2017 Arne Jensen Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive, outstanding contribution to the field of performance, control and reliability of communication networks. This award is assigned by the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), the oldest and most prestigious conference in this area. The award was officially handed over at ITC-29 in Genoa, Italy, on September 7.
Hans van den Berg has been active in the field since 1986, when he started his PhD research at CWI. He is now affiliated with TNO, and works part-time at the University of Twente and in the Stochastics group at CWI. His current research focuses on (autonomous) control methods to
ensure the reliability and performance of next generation (5G) mobile networks that aim at supporting critical, highly demanding communication
services for e.g. robotics in smart industry, self-driving cars and mobile virtual reality applications. In this area he is co-chairing, together with his CWI colleague Rob van der Mei, the European COST Action “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services” (COST