Reader in Wireless Communications, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.
Christos is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Wireless Communications at Kingston University in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. He leads a research team on Wireless Multimedia & Networking (WMN), and is the field leader for the 'Wireless Communications' and 'Networks and Data Communications' postgraduate courses at Kingston.
Before coming to Kingston, he was the Research and Development (R&D) project manager at Ofcom, the UK Regulator and Competition Authority. He has also been a telecommunications engineer with Intracom Telecom in Athens and for many years was a post-doc research fellow in the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) at the University of Surrey.
He recently finished work with a number of European partners on the PEACE* project, which is aimed at providing a general solution to the problem faced by emergency workers when communications break down in cases of extreme disasters and catastrophes.
"Our aim is to be able to set up ad-hoc networking environments at the scene of any disaster or emergency, thereby allowing emergency workers the ability to communicate with each other when normal channels have failed," said Christos.
Christos envisages a time when emergency workers would be issued a PDA (personal digital assistant), which would allow them to communicate in disaster zones. "Even more exciting is the prospect that members of the public would be able to upload the PEACE platform onto their mobile phone, so that if they were caught up in a disaster zone they too could make contact with the outside world." Other European partners are now taking this work forward alongside Christos and his colleagues.
Christos also leads a working group on "Spectrum Issues" within the Wireless World Research Forum, which is the global industry forum for research and development in the communications area. In addition he is an expert of the Net!Works Experts Group, which advises the European Commission on future research priorities and is responsible for helping in the design and specification of the FP8 (8th Framework Programme) on ICT (Information Communication Technologies), the largest EU research programme which is due to run from 2013 until 2018.
(*IP - based Emergency Application and ServiCes for nExt generation networks).
|2004||PhD in Wireless Networking from the Centre for Communication Research, University of Surrey.|
|1999||MSc in Mobile and Satellite Communications from the University of Surrey.|
|1996||B.Eng from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.|
|2007 -||Reader (Associate Professor) of Wireless Communications, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.|
|2005 - 2007||Research and Development Manager, Technology Group, Ofcom.|
|2004 -||Visiting academic at the Department of Information and Communications Systems Engineering at Aegean University, Samos Island, Greece.|
|2000 - 2005||Senior researcher, Centre for Communication Systems Research, Surrey, UK.|
|2000 - 2002||Labs demonstrator and supervisor of post-grad students at the University Of Surrey - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.|
|1995 - 1996||Telecommnunications Engineer, with Intracom Telecom, as part of his placement with National Technical University of Athens.|
Christos has been a keynote presenter at conferences around the world.
IEEE Senior Member (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
Technical Chamber of Greece
PROACTIVE: "Predictive reasoning and multi-source fusion empowering Anticipation of attacks and Terrorist actions In Urban Environments". This is a FP7 Security project and started in May 2012.
3DConTourNet: "3D Content Creation, Coding and Transmission over Future Media Networks". This is a COST action project and started in May 2012.
Security for Wireless Ubiquitous Networks: "Development of a Prototype", Smart scheme, in collaboration with industry funded by the UK TSB (Technology Strategy Board), started in April 2012.