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Faculty Members

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Dr. A. Miliou

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Informatics

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Dr. Amalia Miliou is an Associate professor at the Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (PhD., MSc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida, USA and BSc. in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Her research interests include simulation of optoelectronic circuits, optical switching, optical RAM, converged fiber-wireless technology, 5G networks, and secure optical communications using chaos.
She is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers and she has actively participated in several research projects funded by the European Commission, NATO as well as the Greek government as a coordinator and as a senior researcher. Dr. Miliou has served as Program Committee member in several international conferences. She is senior a member of IEEE.

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Dr. N. Pleros

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Informatics

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Dr. Nikos Pleros joined the faculty of the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in September 2007, where he is currently serving as an Assistant Professor. He obtained the Diploma and the PhD Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2000 and 2004, respectively.
His research interests include optical interconnect technologies and architectures, photonic integrated circuit technologies, optical technologies for disaggregated data center architectures and high-performance computing, silicon photonics and plasmonics, optical signal processing, optical switching and fiber-wireless technologies and protocols for 5G mobile networks. He has more than 250 archival journal publications and conference presentations including several invited contributions, while his work has been cited >2600 times (, h-index=28, GS source). He has held positions of responsibility at several major conference committees including ECOC, OFC and SPIE Phootonics West. Dr. Pleros has coordinated several FP7 and H2020 European projects including ICT-STREAMS, PlasmoFab, RAMPLAS, PLATON and 5G-PHOS, while he has participated as partner in more than 10 additional projects. He has received the 2003 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship granted to 12 PhD candidates world-wide in the field of photonics, while he was proud to (co-) supervise three more Fellowship winners (Dr. D. Fitsios in 2014, Dr. C. Vagionas in 2016 and Dr. P. Maniotis in 2017) during their PhD. Dr. Pleros was recently awarded the AUTH Excellence Award for his research project funding ID between 2016-2018. He was also awarded the 15th prize in the Greek Mathematical Olympiad in 1993. He is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society and the IEEE Communications Society.

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Dr. K. Vyrsokinos

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Physics

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Dr. Konstantinos Vyrsokinos, is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Ph.D. degree from the ECE Department at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has been among the founding members of WinPhoS research group located at Center for Interdisciplinary Research of AUTH.
His research interests include among others, optical interconnects, optical switching, photonic integration technology, high speed transceivers and photonic sensing. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and his research work is acknowledged by more than 750 external citations with an h-index of 16 according to Scopus. Dr. Vyrsokinos has long experience in National (PHORTRAN, PhosInRAM, PENED2003) and EU funded research project (ICT-MAASTART, ICT-PLATON, ICT- PHOXTROT, ICT-L3MATRIX, ICT-BOOM, ICT-DICONET, IST-APACHE, IST-MUFINS, IST-LASAGNE). Currently he is coordinating H2020 ICT MOICANA research project dealing with the monolithic photonic integration of Quantum Dot InP lasers on SiN platform for the delivery of high efficient photonic transmitters.

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Dr. K. Siozios

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Physics

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Dr. Kostas Siozios received his Diploma, Master and Ph.D. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2001, 2003 and 2009, respectively. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
His research interests include Low-Power Hardware Accelerators, Resource Allocation, Machine Learning, Decision-Making Algorithms, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and IoT for Smart-Grid. He has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Also, he has contributed in 5 books of Kluwer and Springer. The last years he works as Project Coordinator, Technical Manager or Principal Investigator in numerous research projects funded from the European Commission (EC), European Space Agency (ESA), as well as the Greek Government and Industry.

Senior Researchers

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Dr. G. Kalfas

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Dr. George Kalfas received his Diploma and M.Sc. degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005 and 2010, respectively, both in computer science, and the Ph.D. degree in Signal Theory and Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2017. From November 2006 up to 2012 he has been with the Informatics and Telematics Institute, Helenic Center for Research and Technology, as a Research Assistant where he worked in numerous European and Greek research projects.
Since 2013 he is working as a research associate in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and he is currently involved in three European research projects in the area of 5G communications. His main research interests involve MAC layer protocols, topology and architectures for converged Fiber/Wireless networks. According to Google Scholar he has a total of 552 citations and an h-index of 13.

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Dr. A. Mesodiakaki

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Dr. Agapi Mesodiakaki obtained her M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Technical University of Athens in 2011. In the same year, she was granted a Marie-Curie Early-Stage-Researcher fellowship, while pursuing a Ph.D. at the Signal Theory and Communications Department of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, which she obtained with honors in 2015. During the following two years, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Karlstad University in Sweden.
Since January 2018, Agapi has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has authored more than 25 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences (h-index=10). Her main research interests include energy-efficient radio resource management, millimeter wave, 5G, converged fiber-wireless networks and optimization theory.

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Dr. Ch. Vagionas

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Dr. Chris Vagionas is an Electrical and Computer Engineer (2008). He obtained his M.Sc. in Networks, Communication and Systems Architecture at the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. His postgraduate thesis concerned the study and simulation of light propagation in semiconductor optical amplifiers (S.O.A.).
Since April 2011 he is a Research Assistant at Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). His research interests are optical communications, optical RAM and photonic technology.

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Dr. D. Ketzaki

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Dr. Dimitra Ketzaki received her Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece in 2009. In 2015, she received her PhD degree on the «Development of computational techniques for the analysis and design of microwave and photonic structures incorporating resonant elements and formations with artificial electric and magnetic properties» from the same department.
During her PhD studies Dr. Ketzaki was awarded with the Excellence Grant for PhD students by Research Committee of AUTH. In 2015, she received an individual Postdoctoral fellowship from the Research Committee of AUTH in the topic of «Numerical simulation and analysis of plasmonic components». Since 2016, Dr. Ketzaki works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Wireless and Photonic Systems (WinPhoS) research group in the area of plasmonics and photonics design and computational analysis participating in EU-Horizon 2020 research programs. Her research interests include the numerical electromagnetic analysis and design of photonic and plasmonic structures leading so far to several publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and a patent application as co-inventor (No. 20170100088).

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Dr. A. Totović

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Dr. Angelina Totović was born in 1988 in Kragujevac, Serbia. She received her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering (Nanoelectronics and Photonics), at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2011, 2013 and 2018, respectively. From 2012 to 2018 she was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She joined WinPhos group at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2018.
During the PhD studies, in 2016, she was awarded the Scholarship by Coimbra Group Universities through the Programme for Young Researchers from European Neighbouring Countries, through which she was a Visiting Researcher at the Photonics and Electromagnetics Group of the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2017 she was awarded the Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE Society. Dr. Totović has been working on developing and implementing stable, robust and memory/time efficient algorithms for modeling and simulation of semiconductor optical amplifiers on device level, which were further transferred to the system level analysis. She was engaged in research on RSOA-based fiber cavity lasers. Her current research interests include neuromorphic photonics and exploitation of SOAs for colorless and energy-efficient optical access networks. She has authored/coauthored one chapter and more than 15 research papers. She received several scientific awards for her work.

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Dr. D. Spasopoulos

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Dr. Dimosthenis Spasopoulos holds a BSc degree in Physics, an MSc in Photonics and a PhD in Physics from the University of Ioannina (UoI) Greece. His PhD thesis concerned the development of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) based optical fiber sensors.
Since January 2020, Dr Spasopoulos has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks (WinPhos) research group at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Throughout his time as a PhD and postdoctoral researcher, he has participated in and contributed to several national and European research projects. His research interests include optical fiber sensors, the interaction of laser beams with nanoparticles and the development of plasmonic based sensors.

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Dr. M. Moralis-Pegios

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Dr. Miltiadis Moralis-Pegios received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. In 2020 he received his PhD degree in “Silicon-based Photonic Integrated Circuits and High-Capacity Switching Systems for DataCenters Interconnects” from the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).
He has been involved on several tasks of the EU-funded projects PhoxTroT, L3MATRIX,ICT-STREAMS and MOICANA, while his research interests include large-scale switching architectures for datacenter applications, silicon photonic interconnects for datacenter and high-performance computing systems and neuromorphic photonics. From 2020 he is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Photonic Systems and Networks group in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Dr. E. Chatzianagnostou

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Evangelia Chatzianagnostou obtained her Diploma degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2012 and her MSc degree in “Networks, Communication and Systems Architecture” from the Department of Informatics of the same university in 2014.
Since then, she is a member of WinPhoS research group working as a research assistant and currently, she is pursuing her PhD at the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include integrated photonics and plasmonic technology. Euaggelia completed her PhD in 2021 in the area of plasmophotonic sensors design.

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Dr. M. Gatzianas

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Marios Gatzianas obtained his Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2000 and 2009, respectively, and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2002. He has worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece, from 2009 to 2011, and the School of Information and Communication Systems, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, from 2012 to 2014 and has also been an Adjunct Lecturer in the International Hellenic University from 2015 to 2018.
Since September 2017, he has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation of AUTH participating in 3 EU-funded research projects. His research interests include cross-layer optimization and control of wireless networks, with emphasis on algorithm analysis/design, information theory, and next generation cellular systems design and performance analysis. He has authored more than 20 research papers in refereed conferences and journals with > 700 citations (Google scholar).

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Dr. R. Maximidis

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Ronis Maximidis received a Diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master degree in communication and satellite telecommunication systems from the Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. From 2010-2014 he worked on the development of a technique for characteristic mode analysis of the composite metal-dielectric structure and its use for MIMO antenna design.
In 2021 he received a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology, for the development of design techniques of multibeam antenna arrays with significantly reduced mass volume and cost. The work was performed in the framework of the project "Multibeam Antenna with Overlapped Subarrays" and is supported by European Space Agency (ESA) and the Antenna Company. From 2021 he is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Photonic Systems and Networks group in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests include antennas, microwave/mmwave engineering, fiber-wireless convergence.

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Dr. A. Tsakyridis

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Dr. Apostolos Tsakyridis has received his Diploma degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Thessaly in 2016 and his MSc degree in “Communications, Networks and Systems Security” from the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2019.
He completed his PhD in 2023 in the field of photonic integrated circuits for routing and computing applications and now he is a postdoctoral researcher. His research interests include optical computing, optical switching and linear optics.

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Dr. K. Fotiadis

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Konstantinos Fotiadis has received his univercity degree from the Computer Science Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2018. His untergraduate thesis concerned the study and the experimental characterization of plasmonic and photonic integrated curcuits. Currently he is a postgraduate student on "Network communications and Secutiry System" in the same department.
Since April 2018, he is a member of WinPhoS research group working as a research assistant, participating in European research project (ICT-STREAMS). His research interests include silicon photonics interconnects for data center.

PHD students

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Mr U. Farooq

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Umar Farooq received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology Taxila Pakistan in July 2013 and obtained his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Comsats University Islamabad in March 2016. His M.Sc thesis concerned with the Transmitter design and Power link budgeting of WDM-PON & hybrid WDM/TDM PON schemes.
He has 2 years of professional work experience in a Telecom organization in Pakistan related to Fiber Optics & Satellite Networks. Since September 2018 he is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher and a Ph.D student at the Department of Informatics in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include Optical Communications & Passive Optical Communication Networks.

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Mr G. Patsamanis

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Georgios Patsamanis has received his BSc in Physics in 2015 and his MSc in Materials Physics and Technology in 2018 from the Physics Department from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his research interests include the design and characterization of photonic integrated components and circuits for communications applications.

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Mr Th. Chrysostomidis

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Themistoklis Chrysostomidis received the B.Sc degree in Physics and the M.Sc degree in Materials Physics and Technology from the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. His postgraduate thesis concerned the design and characterization of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs).
Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his research interests include the characterization of photonic integrated circuits for communication applications.

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Mr G. Roubos

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Giannis Roubos obtained his B.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Ioannina in 2018. His undergraduate thesis concerned the study of ultrashort light pulses from femtosecond laser.
Currently he is postgraduate student on “Physics and Technology of Materials” in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since October 2019, he is member of WinPhoS research group working as research assistant. His research interest include characterization of photonic integrated circuits for optical communication applications.

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Mr Ch. Pappas

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Christos Pappas has received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2019. His undergraduate thesis concerned the theoretical study and experimental implementation of an all-optical sigmoid recurrent neuron.
Currently he is an M.Sc. student on “Communication Network and Systems Security” in the same department. Since October 2019, he is a member of WinPhoS research group as a Ph.D. student. His research interests focus on optical communication.

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Mr Th. Moschos

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Moschos Theodoros has received his B.Sc. degree in School of Informatics, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece, in 2020. His undergraduate thesis concerned the design and theoritical analysis of a NxN Linear Optical Circuit. Currently, he is an M.Sc. student on "Communication Network and Systems Security", in School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Since August 2020, he is a member of WinPhoS research group as a Ph.D. student. His research interests focus on Optical Communications.

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Mr S. Simos

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Stelios Simos has received his B.Sc. degree in School of Informatics, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Greece, in February 2020. His undergraduate thesis concerned the study and the experimental characterization of silicon photonic and plasmonic integrated circuits. 
He finished his Master "Communication Network and Systems Security", in School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in March 2022.
Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D in the field of integrated plasmonic and plasmo-photonic sensors.

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Mrs L. Damakoudi

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Lamprini Damakoudi received her BSc in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2022. Her bachelor thesis involved the design of coupling interfaces between SiN photonic and CGSiN hybrid plasmonic waveguides.
Currently she is a graduate student on “Communication Networks and Systems Security” in the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include the design, development, and characterization of photonic circuits and systems for communications applications.

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Mr S. Kovaios

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Stefanos Kovaios received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the School of Physics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016 and his joint M.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije University of Amsterdam in 2020. His M.Sc. thesis, completed in the “Resonant Nanophotonics” group at AMOLF NWO institute, Amsterdam, concerned the spatial programming of gain in plasmonic lattices and metasurfaces.
Since 2021 he is a PhD candidate at the School of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a member of the WinPhos research group. His research interests focus on optical communications and integrated photonic systems.

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Mr A. Prapas

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Prapas Antonios has received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2022. His undergraduate thesis concerned the theoretical study and creation of “Efficient MAC Protocol for IoT Applications”.
Currently he is an M.Sc. student on “Communication Network and Systems Security” in the same department. Since November 2023, he is a member of WinPhoS research group as a Ph.D. student. His research interests focus on optical communication.

Administrative & Project Management Personnel

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Mrs S. Markou

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Markou Stella has received her university degree in Computer Science from the department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009. She obtained her M.Sc. in “Networks, Communication and Systems Architecture” from the same department in 2012.
Her postgraduate thesis concerned the study and simulation of encoding and decoding systems for read/write functions in optical memories. Her research interests are optical communications, optical RAM and simulation of photonics circuits and systems for next generation optical networks.

Programmer & Technical Support Personnel

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Mr D. Palianopoulos

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Dimitris Palianopoulos graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (B.Sc. Computer Science) in 2005 and from Liverpool John Moores University (M.Sc. Web Computing) in 2006. As programmer he has been involved in several projects for software companies in Thessaloniki and Athens. Additionally he has been occupied in the public sector. Also he has teaching experience in primary, secondary and higher education.
He is member of WinPhoS since 2018. He supports the research of the Lab by: Programming simulations of the 5G Protocols designed by WinPhoS researchers, Developing the websites of the Lab and its Projects, Administering the online presence of the Lab.

Alumni

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Dr. D. Fitsios
Dr. Dimitris Fitsios is currently with Apple.

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Dr. S. Papaioannou
Dr. Sotiris Papaioannou is currently with the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance.

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Dr. P. Maniotis
Dr. Pavlos Maniotis since 2018 is with IBM TJ Watson Research Center, NY, USA

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Dr. G. T. Kanellos
Dr George T. Kanellos is an Assistant Professor at Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National Kapodestrian University of Athens

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Dr. Ch. Mitsolidou
Dr. Charoula Mitsolidou is currently with Lionix BV.

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Dr. D. Tsiokos
Dr. Dimitris Tsiokos currently is the CEO of Bialoom

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Dr. S. Pitris
Dr. S. Pitris is currently a Business Developer at SiPhotonIC Technologies, Denmark

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Dr. N. Terzenidis
Dr. Nikos Terzenidis joined NVIDIA technologies at the end of 2021.

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Dr. G. Dabos
 

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Dr. Th. Manolis
Dr. Thanasis Manolis is a co-founder and principal engineer of Bialoom.

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Dr. G. Mourgias-Alexandris
Dr. George Mourgias-Alexandris currently is with Incelligent, Athens, Greece.

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Dr. D. Chatzitheocharis

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Dr. E. Ruggeri
Dr. Eugenio Ruggeri since 2021 is with JMA Wireless.

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Dr. G. Giamougiannis
Dr. George Giamougiannis currently is a researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK.

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Dr. Th. Alexoudi
Dr. Th. Alexoudi is with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Contact Us

  • Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks Research Group
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  • 10th klm Thessalonikis - Thermis
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