- Professor Vassilis Digalakis
- Professor Nicholas Sidiropoulos
- Professor Michael Paterakis
- Emeritus Professor Stayros Christodoulakis
- Professor Michael Zervakis
- Professor George Stavrakakis
- Professor Athanasios Liavas
- Professor Minos Garofalakis
- Professor Apostolos Dollas
- Professor Euripides Petrakis
- Professor Dionisios Pnevmatikatos
- Professor Dionisios Hristopulos
- Associate Professor Alexandros Potamianos
- Associate Professor Yannis Papaefstathiou
- Associate Professor George Karystinos
- Associate Professor Polychronis Koutsakis
- Associate Professor Michail Lagoudakis
- Associate Professor Aggelos Bletsas
- Associate Professor Antonios Deligiannakis
- Associate Professor Matthias Bucher
- Assistant Professor Vasilis Samoladas
- Associate Professor Georgios Chalkiadakis
- Associate Professor Eftichios Koutroulis
Professor Vassilios Digalakis
Vassilios V. Digalakis received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1986, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Systems Engineering from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 1992.
From January 1992 to February 1995 he was with the Speech Technology and Research Laboratory of SRI International in Menlo Park, CA. At SRI, he was a principal investigator for ARPA research contracts and he developed new speech recognition and speaker adaptation algorithms for the DECIPHER speech recognition system. He holds several US patents on speech recognition and his technology was used by Nuance Communications, an SRI spin-off and world-wide leader in speech recognition. Since 1995, he is a Professor in the department of Electronic and Computer engineering of the Technical University of Crete in Chania. He is also the Director of the Telecommunications Systems Institute of the Technical University of Crete and member of the board of Dialogos Speech Communications, a leading company in Greece in speech-enabled solutions for contact centers. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Speech Processing and on Digital and Analog Communications. His research interests are in pattern and speech recognition, speech processing and digital communications.
Prof. Digalakis has authored many articles in journals and refereed conference proceedings, has received two best paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and has more than 1500 citations.
Professor Nicholas Sidiropoulos
Nicholas Sidiropoulos (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), in 1988, 1990 and 1992, respectively. From 1988 to 1992 he was a Fulbright Fellow and a Research Assistant at the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) of the University of Maryland. From September 1992 to June 1994 he served his military service as a Lecturer in the Hellenic Air Force Academy. From October 1993 to June 1994 he also was a member of the technical sta®, Systems Integration Division, G-Systems Ltd., Athens – Greece. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow (1994-1995) and Research Scientist (1996-1997) at ISR-UMCP, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia (1997-1999), and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis (2000-2002). He is currently a Professor in the Telecommunications Division of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, Chania – Crete, Greece, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota. His current research interests are primarily in signal processing for communications, and multi-way analysis. He is currently chair (2007 – 2008) of the Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC) of the IEEE SP Society, where he has served as member (2000 – 2005) and vice-chair (2005 – 2006). He is also a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel processing Technical Committee (SAM-TC) of the IEEE SP Society (2004 – 2009). He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2000 – 2006), and IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2000 – 2002). Dr. Sidiropoulos received the NSF/CAREER award (Signal Processing Systems Program) in June 1998, and an IEEE Signal Processing Society best paper award in 2001. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2008-2009, and an active consultant for industry in the areas of frequency hopping systems and signal processing for xDSL modems.
Professor Michael Paterakis
Michael Paterakis received his Diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Connecticut, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia, in 1984, 1986, and 1988, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1995, he is a faculty member in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Technical University of Crete, Greece, where he is currently a Professor and Vice Rector of the University responsible for Academic Affairs & Personnel. During the period 2000 – 2005, he served a five year term as the Director of the Telecommunication Systems Institute, a national research institute operating within the framework of the Technical University of Crete. During Sept. 1999 – Aug. 2001, he served a two year term as the Chairman of the ECE Department. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at the University of Delaware, on the faculty of which he has been between 1988 and 1995.
His research interests include computer communication networks with emphasis on protocol design, modeling and performance evaluation of broadband wireline and wireless networks; queueing and applied probability theory and their application to computer communication networks and to distributed multimedia information systems. He has published over 100 papers in the abovementioned technical areas. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of major international conferences and as reviewer for almost all of the major IEEE Transactions and other international technical journals and conferences in his research areas. He also served as invited speakers co-chair for the 2004 IFIP Networking Conference, and as general co-chair for the 2005 14th IEEE LANMAN Workshop. Professor Paterakis is a senior member of the IEEE.
Emeritus Professor Stavros Christodoulakis
Emeritus Prof. Stavros Christodoulakis is Director of TUC/MUSIC, Professor of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, and Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Telecommunications of Crete, Greece. Professor Christodoulakis holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Toronto. Professor Christodoulakis has been professor in the Department of Computer Science of the Universities of Toronto and Waterloo, Associate Chairman and Chairman of Graduate Studies in the University of Waterloo, Member of the Board Directors of the Institute of Computer Research in the University of Waterloo, as well as the Institute of Speech of Greek Ministry Research and Technology, and the Lambrakis Research Foundation. He has also been Chairman of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, as well as Director of the Laboratory of Telecommunications and the Laboratory of Software Engineering in the Technical University of Crete. Professor Stavros Christodoulakis is member of the Scientific Board of the DELOS II Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, and co-coordinator of the DELOS II Cluster “Audio-visual and non-traditional objects”.
Professor Michalis Zervakis
Prof. Michalis Zervakis holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Toronto, Department of Electrical Engineering, since 1990. He joined the Technical University of Crete on January 1995, where he is serving as Professor at the department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. He also joined the Telecommunication Systems Institute of Crete (TSI) since 2002. He served as Associate Editor in the “IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing” from 1994 to 1996. He was an assistant professor with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, USA, from September 1990 to December 1994. Prof. Zervakis is the director of the Digital Image and Signal Processing Laboratory (DISPLAY) at the Technical University of Crete. Under his direction, the lab is involved in research on modern aspects of signal processing, including estimation and constrained optimisation, multi-channel and multi-band signal processing, wavelet analysis for data/ image processing and compression, neural networks and fuzzy logic with applications in biomedical data analysis, imaging systems and integrated automation systems. Developments also include DSP-based real-time implementation.
Professor George Stavrakakis
George S. Stavrakakis (1956) received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1980. His D.E.A. in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering was obtained from I.N.S.A., Toulouse, in 1981 and his Ph.D. from “Paul Sabatier” University, Toulouse, in 1984. He has worked as a Research Fellow in the Robotics Laboratory of N.T.U.A. (1985-1988), and as a Visiting Scientist at Ispra, Italy (1989-1990). He is currently a Full Professor at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. His research interests include industrial technology applications of control and estimation theory, robotics, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Decision Analysis for process reengineering, systems safety and reliability analysis, real-time industrial processes fault monitoring and diagnosis, alternative sources of energy modelling and automation.
His main research are energy systems modelling, fuzzy logic control, artificial neural networks for system identification, energy system data analysis and monitoring, industrial systems automation, distributed control systems, PC-sensors interfacing, Local Operating Network (LON) and smart card applications for secure data transfer and control. He is involved in numerous projects such as the development of the SCADA system for two wind farms of the island of Lemnos; a fuzzy logic controller for indoor environmental monitoring and control; the development of an Integrated Building Energy Management System for installation in new and existing buildings; the coordination of the Leonardo project SMART-BE for the development of a Web based tool for energy management in SMART buildings.
Professor Athanasios Liavas
Athanasios P. Liavas was born in Pyrgos Greece in June 9, 1966. He received the diploma and the PhD degrees from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, at 1989 and 1993, respectively.
From October 1993 to June 1995, he served in the Greek Army. He worked at INT, Evry, france, from 1996 to 1998 as a Marie-Curie Fellow. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Visiting Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, University of Ioannia. In 2001, he joined the Department of Mathematics, University of Aegean as an Assistant Professor. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering as an Associate Professor.
Dr Liavas serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee. His current research interests lie in the areas of Signal Processing for Communications and Information Theory.
Professor Minos Garofalakis
Minos Garofalakis is a Professor at the Dept. of Electronic & Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and Director of the Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory (SoftNet). Previously, he was a Principal Research Scientist with the Community Systems group at Yahoo! Research in Santa Clara, California (2007-2008), and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2008). He also held positions as a Senior Researcher at Intel Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (1998-2005). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Database Systems (ACM TODS) and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE), and as an Editorial Board Member for Foundations and Trends in Databases. He recently served as the Core Database Technology PC Chair for the VLDB’2007 conference in Vienna, Austria, and completed a term as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin (2004-2006). He has also repeatedly served on the technical program committees of all major data-management conferences, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ACM PODS, IEEE ICDE, and ACM SIGKDD. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.
Professor Apostolos Dollas
Apostolos Dollas received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982, 1984 and 1987. He is Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete in Chania, Greece where he has served one term as Department Chairman. He has also been on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science at Duke University. Dollas is the Director of the Microprocessor and Hardware Laboratory. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of reconfigurable computing, rapid system prototyping, embedded systems, and application specific high-performance digital systems. In all of these areas he places emphasis on the development of fully functional prototypes.
Dollas is a Senior Member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. He belongs to the Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and has received the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member award, the IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award, and twice the Department of Computer Science Award for Outstanding Teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-founder of several IEEE international conferences, including FCCM, FPT, RSP, SASP, and TAI and has served in the program committee of many international IEEE conferences and workshops, including FCCM, FPL, FPT, RSP, SASP, TAI, and SBCCI.
Professor Euripides Petrakis
Prof. Euripides Petrakis holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Crete in 1993. Between 1996 – 1998 he was a visiting researcher at the Dept. Computer Science of York University, Toronto, Canada and at GMD/IPSI Institute, Darmstadt, Germany. He joined the Technical University of Crete (TUC) on January 1998, where he is serving as associate professor at the Computer Science division of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and Lab Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He also joined the Telecommunication Systems Institute of Crete (TSI) since 2002. Prof. Petrakis is involved in research on modern aspects of information retrieval, multimedia Information systems, Web information systems, semantic Web and applications of Computer Vision. He is project coordinator for project TOWL (FP6-STREP:026896, “Time-determined ontology based information system for real time stock market analysis”.
Professor Dionisios Pnevmatikatos
Dionisios Pnevmatikatos is Professor and former Chair of the School of Electronic and Computing Engineering, Technical University of Crete, where he serves since 2000. He is also the Director of the Microprocessor and Hadware Laboratory. Between March 1997 and August 2000, he was Researcher at ICS-FORTH, and a Visiting Faculty Member at the University of Crete. His research interests are in the broader area of Computer Architecture, where he investigates the Design and Implementation of High-Performance and Cost-Effective Systems, Reliable System Design, and Reconfigurable Computing. Within this context, he has performed research in Networking Hardware and Network Processors, Application Acceleration, Custom and Application-Specific Architectures, and Hardware Acceleration of Bioinformatics Algorithms. H He has served on the program committees of numerous international conferences, was the Program Co-Chair of the 21st International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), and was the Chair and Vice-Chair in the Architecture and Microarechitecture Track of the Design and Test Europe (DATE) conference in years 2007-2010. He was the General Co-Chair of the 2008 Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI) and of the International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping (RSP) in 2007, and has been a member of the Technical Program Committee in many of the key international conferences of his field. He has been coordinator, and principal investigator at several competitive EU and national funded research projects. e holds a US patent and has published more than 70 articles in international conferences and journals. On September 2015, Google Scholar gave more than 2000 citations to his work and an H-index of 22.
At FPL 2015 his publication “Fast, large-scale string match for a 10Gbps FPGA-based network intrusion detection system” was “among 27 papers which have significantly influences theory and practice in teh field over the last 25 year of the conference”.
His research interests focus on the wider area of Computer Architecture with emphasis on high-performance, low power techniques, parallel/multi-core architectures, reconfigurable systems, reliability and fault tolerance, design and simulation tools, as well as custom architectures for application acceleration (network/packet processing, bioinformatics, etc).
Professor Dionisios Hristopulos
Professor Dionissios Hristopulos is the Director of the Geostatistics Laboratory in the School of Mineral Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (TUC). He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1985), and a PhD in Physics from Princeton University, USA (1991). At Princeton he worked in the Condensed Matter Physics group of Nobel laureate Philip W. Anderson. He served military service in Greece at the Tanagra Air Force combat wing (1991-1992). He then joined the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA) as post-doctoral research associate (1993-1995) and as Research Assistant Professor (1995-2000). He worked as Research Scientist at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (2000-2002) before moving to TUC as Associate Professor in 2002. He was promoted to Full Professor in Geostatistics at TUC in 2007. At TUC he directed the program “Geotechnology and the Environment” (2004-2009). In the summer of 2013 he was visiting Professor in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He is one of seven intramural members on the University Council Board of TUC (2012-present).
Since 1998, Professor Hristopulos serves on the editorial board of the journal Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, published by Springer. He was awarded the Johannes A. Van den Akker Prize for Advances in Paper Physics in 2003 (jointly with Tetsu Uesaka). He has served on the organization and scientific committees of international conferences in spatial statistics and statistical physics. Prof. Hristopulos is a member of IEEE, the American Physical Society, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the International Association of Mathematical Geology. He has given invited presentations at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly (Vienna, 2003), the StatGIS international summer school (Klagenfurt, 2006), the StatGIS conference (Klagenfurt, 2007), and at the Workshop on Stochastic Models for Climate-Related Risk (Vannes, France, 2016), as well as several Universities and Research Centers in Europe, USA, and Asia. His current research interests include the development of new geostatistical methods for energy resources and environmental monitoring, algorithms for the simulation and interpolation of scattered data from earth-based observations, the transfer of methods and ideas from statistical physics to spatiotemporal data analysis, connections between applied mathematics (in particular, stochastic ordinary and partial differential equations) and spatiotemporal statistics, and applications of machine learning to environmental problems.
Associate Professor Alexandros Potamianos
Alexandros Potamianos received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1990. He received the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA in 1991 and 1995, respectively. He received the M.B.A. degree from Stern School of Business, NYU in 2002.
From 1991 to June 1993 he was a research assistant at the Robotics Lab, Harvard University. From 1993 to 1995 he was a research assistant at the Digital Signal Processing Lab at Georgia Tech. From 1995 to 1999 he was a Senior Technical Staff Member at the Speech and Image Processing Lab, AT&T Shannon Labs, Florham Park, NJ. From 1999 to 2002 he was a Technical Staff Member and Technical Supervisor at the Multimedia Communications Lab at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ. From 1999 to 2001 he was an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Columbia University, New York, NY. In the spring of 2003, he joined the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece as an associate professor.
His current research interests include speech processing, analysis, synthesis and recognition, dialog and multi-modal systems, nonlinear signal processing, natural language understanding, artificial intelligence and multimodal child-computer interaction. Prof. Potamianos has authored or co-authored over sixty papers in professional journals and conferences. He is the co-author of the paper “Creating conversational interfaces for children” that received a 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He holds four patents. He has been a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society since 1992 and he has served as a member of the IEEE Speech Technical Committee from 2000 to 2003.
Associate Professor Yannis Papaefstathiou
Ioannis Papaefstathiou was granted a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge UK, in 2000 and he is an Assistant Professor at the ECE Department of the Technical University of Crete since June 2004. Between 2001 and 2005 he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Crete, Greece and a research associate at ICS-FORTH. He received his M.Sc. degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1997 and his B.Sc. degree from the University of Crete, Greece in 1996. His current research interests focus on architectures for network processors and specific purpose networking systems. He has participated in a number of multi-national projects and has published more than 30 papers in journals and premier international conferences. He has been a guest editor of a special issue of IEEE Micro. He has also been a reviewer for a number of international journals such as IEEE Micro, Elsevier Journal on “Microprocessors and Microsystems”, ΙΕΕΕ Communication Letters, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems and conferences such as 10th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-10), 2004 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED’04), 30th ΙΕΕΕ International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA’03), ΙΕΕΕ International Conference on VLSI 2003 (VLSI’03). 3rd IEEE Network Processor Workshop (NP3) while he was a member of the programming committe of 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2004).
Assistant Professor Matthias Bucher
Matthias Bucher was born in Switzerland in 1964. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. The subject of his Ph.D. Thesis was the analytical charge-based compact modelling of MOSFETs.
In 1997, he was an invited researcher with LSI Logic, Milpitas, California. From 2000 to 2003, he was a visiting researcher at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, and held numerous consulting mandates in microelectronics industry.
In February 2004, he joined the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Chania, Greece, as an Assistant Professor. His current research interests are in the design of analog/RF integrated circuits, and in wide-band characterization and advanced compact modelling of single- and multi-gate nanoscale CMOS as well as high-voltage MOS devices. He also has coordinated the EKV3 MOSFET compact model code development.
Dr. Bucher is a member of the IEEE and of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He has authored or co-authored over 45 publications in international journals and conferences, as well as two book chapters, with over 270 citations from third authors. He is a regular reviewer for IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices, IEEE Trans. on CAD, Solid-State Electronics etc., and a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Workshop on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems.
Associate Professor George Karystinos
George N. Karystinos was born in Athens, Greece, on April 12, 1974. He received the Diploma degree in computer engineering and science (five-year program) from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 2003. In August 2003, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH as an Assistant Professor. Since September 2005, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece. His current research interests are in the areas of communication theory and systems, coding theory, adaptive signal processing, wireless communications, spreading code and signal waveform design, cooperative communications, and neural networks. Prof. Karystinos was the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award and the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications Best Paper Award. He is a member of the IEEE Communications, Signal Processing, Information Theory, and Computational Intelligence Societies and a member of Eta Kappa Nu.
Associate Professor Polychronis Koutsakis
Polychronis Koutsakis is an Assistant Professor at the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department of the Technical University of Crete. He was born in Hania, Greece, in 1974. He received his 5-year Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece and his MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete. From July 2006 till December 2008 he was an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of McMaster University, Canada, with his research being funded by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in the above mentioned areas, has served as a Guest Editor for an issue of the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, as TPC Chair for the 4th ACM WMUNEP 2008, as a project proposal reviewer for NSERC and for the Dutch Technology Foundation, and serves as Editor for the International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services and the International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications, as a TPC member annually for conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE LCN, IEEE ICCCN and as a reviewer for almost all the major journal publications focused on his research field. He is a Voting Member of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC).
Associate Professor Michail Lagoudakis
Michail G. Lagoudakis is an assistant professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete since September of 2005. Prior to this appointment, he held a postdoctoral fellow position at the Georgia Institute of Technology (September 2003 – June 2005), and a visiting researcher position at the Shannon Laboratory of AT&T Labs (May 2000 – August 2000). He received his doctoral degree in Computer Science with distinction from Duke University in May of 2003.
Associate Professor Aggelos Bletsas
Aggelos Bletsas received with excellence his five-year Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He has worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), first as summer intern and later as Postdoctoral Fellow and he has collaborated with Radio Communications Laboratory (RCL), Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a visiting scientist. Since summer of 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece and affiliated researcher with Telecommunication Systems Institute (TSI). His research interests span the broad area of scalable wireless communication and networking, with emphasis on relay techniques, ultra-low cost backscatter sensor networks, signal processing for communication, radio hardware/software implementations for low cost embedded networks, RFID, time/frequency metrology and bibliometrics. He received best undergraduate thesis award in 1999 from Ericsson for the development of a complete text-to-speech system for the Greek language, and he was a recipient of a BT Fellowship Award and a Nortel Networks Fellowship Award from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Bletsas was the co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Communications Society Marconi Prize Paper Award.
Assistant Professor Vasilis Samoladas
Vasilis Samoladas is an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electronincs and Computer Engineerong of the Techincal University of Crete. Before coming to Crete he worked at the Applied Research Labs (ARL) and at Microelectronics and Computer Corp. (MCC) in Austin, Texas.
Assistant Professor Georgios Chalkiadakis
Georgios Chalkiadakis joined TUC in March 2011. Before coming to TUC, he was a Research Fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, from December 2006 to January 2011. Georgios received his PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2007. His PhD thesis was a nominee for the IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award (2007). Georgios has also worked as a software engineer at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, and as a teacher of informatics in Greek high schools.
Assistant Professor Eftichios Koutroulis
Eftichios Koutroulis was born in Chania, Greece, in 1973. He received his Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, in 1996, 1999 and 2002, respectively. From September 2002 he has served as an Adjunct Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete. He also worked as a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark). Since January 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete. His research interests include the design of power converters and microelectronic energy management systems for Renewable Energy Sources applications and the design optimization of Photovoltaic power plants. Since April 2011, he serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Renewable Energy journal.
Associate Professor Antonios Deligiannakis
Antonios Deligiannakis is an assistant professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete. Prior to this appointment, he held a postdoctoral fellow position (March 2006 – September 2007) and later a lecturer position (Fall 2007) at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. Prior to that, he also worked at AT&T Labs-Research as an intern (June-August 2003). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in August, 2005.