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Research Interests and Experience

My research interests include, by not limited to, Wireless Communications, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), Networking protocols for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks. I have been working as a researcher on EU and industrial funded projects at the Institute for Communication Research (ICS), former Centre for Communication System Research (CCSR), at the University of Surrey for more than 5 years. I have participated in all the phases of a project from proposal, to research and reporting.

2016 - present

Currently working on the CARMA project, a JLR/EPSRC funded project within the TASCC programme to investigate cloud-assisted real-time methods for autonomy. I serve as Work Package Leader and I’m responsible for the System Architecture Specifications and the Accelerated Mobile Edge Infrastructure development.

2015 - 2016

Working on the GrandUnion project ( as a technical lead for ICS group. GrandUnion is an InnovateUK project on making remote working secure, resilient and reliable. Responsibilities include research on novel algorithms for resilient/reliable remote working and the development/testing of an Android application to demonstrate those algorithms.

2014 - 2015

HW-ITS: conducted cutting edge research on hybrid vehicular architectures with focus on Network/Transport layer optimisation as well as system architecture. The responsibilities included the design and development of innovative solutions for Huawei Technologies.

2010 - 2014

DRIVE-C2X: my PhD research is related to the DRIVE-C2X project contributing in geonetworking enhancements and the impact analysis of the FOT.

2011 - present

Lab Demonstrator for MSc spring module "Network And Service Management And Control (EEEM023)" . The lab introduces students to SNMP and how they can build a Java-based agent to retrieve information from a host's MIB using SNMP commands.

Feb 2011 and Feb 2012

Demonstrator for "Teamwork and Leadership" for MMA & CCE level2 under Engineering Design and Professional Studies module.

2009 - 2010

PRE-DRIVE-C2X : my MSc degree thesis ("Performance study of GLOSA using an integrated cooperative ITS simulation platform") was highly related with the PRE-DRIVE-C2X FP7 project. My basic contribution was the designing, the development and the performance study of GLOSA application for traffic and fuel efficiency in urban environments.

Education & Studies

2010 - 2014

PhD at the department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Mehrdad Dianati and Prof. Rahim Tafazolli. Research topics of interest are Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Working on network optimisation for Vehicular Networks. Main focus of my research was routing protocols and location services for vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) and hybrid transport protocols exploiting multi-homing support. Also interested in Intelligent Transport Systems applications.
Thesis title: Geo-Routing and Transport Protocols for Efficient and Reliable Vehicular Communications
Awarded EPSRC scholarship for PhD (2010-13), Viva Date: 13/2/15.

2009 - 2010

Post-graduate student at the "Communications, Networks and Software", Master program (M.Sc) of the University of Surrey. Thesis title "Performance Study of a Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) Application Using an Integrated Cooperative ITS Simulation Platform".
Graduate with an overall score of 80% (Distinction Awarded)

2003 - 2009

Graduated from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Patras University, Greece, with specialisation in Electronics and Computer Engineering. The five-year long curriculum consists of 65 courses and a diploma thesis. The degree equals to a (Bsc + M.Sc) program.
Graduate with an overall score of 6.98 out of 10 (Second Class Honours equivalent)

2000 - 2003

Studied and graduated from Derveni High School, with overall grade 19.1 out of 20.
Awarded scholarship for graduating first of class.



The list of my publications and citations can be obtained from Google Scholar


  • Apparatus and method for transmitting communication messages, Filing Date: 15 Sep. 2015, Publication Data: 23 March 2017, Application No.: PCT/CN2015/089681, Pub. No.: WO/2017/045139
  • Method for communication, server, roadside unit and node, Filing Date: 19 Oct. 2015, Application No. PCT/CN2015/092213
  • Method for transmitting traffic, terminal device and network node, Filing Date: 17 Feb. 2016, Application No. PCT/CN2016/073970

Computer Skills

Programming Languages : C/C++, Java, HTML, CSS, XML, scripting (awk, python, shell)
Development Platforms : Eclipse IDE, Matlab, Android Studio, Visual Studio .NET
OS : Windows, Linux, OSX, Android
Technologies : Network Simulator (ns3), LATEX, RDBMS (mySQL, PostgreSQL), Office Platform, version control systems (mercurial, CVS, git), Internet of Things protocols (MQTT, REST APIs), Cloud Systems (AWS, IBM)


Greek - Mother Tongue
Engish - Fluent
German - Advanced

Thesis Abstracts

MSc thesis title: "Performance study of GLOSA using an integrated cooperative ITS simulation platform".
Abstract: The thesis proposes a Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) application implementation in a typical reference area, and presents the results of its performance analysis using an integrated cooperative ITS simulation platform. Our interest was to monitor the impacts of GLOSA on fuel and traffic efficiency by introducing metrics for average fuel consumption and average stop time behind a traffic light, respectively. For gathering the results we implemented a traffic scenario defining a single route through an urban area including two traffic lights. The simulations are varied for different penetration rates of GLOSA-equipped vehicles and traffic density. Our results indicate that GLOSA systems could improve fuel consumption and reduce traffic congestion in junctions.

Diploma degree thesis title: "Implementation of IEEE802.15.4 mechanism on a low resources platform based on TI MSP 430".
Abstract: The thesis dealt with the implementation of the main medium access and security mechanisms in a wireless sensor network based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Starting from the tinyos2.1 MAC implementation on the TelosB platform, the backoff mechanism was altered, in order to become fully 802.15.4 compliant, while the appropriate mechanisms were also developed in order to introduce the protocol's security features in the stack. A driver for the CC2420 chip was developed and energy and performance measurements were conducted, comparing the system under three modes of operation (with no security, with SW encryption / authentication and with HW encryption / authentication). Finally, the main mechanisms of key management and distribution in a deployed wireless sensor network were studied and developed



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