Prof. George K. Karagiannidis
George K. Karagiannidis was born in Pithagorion, Samos Island, Greece. He received the University Diploma (5 years) and PhD degree, both in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Patras, in 1987 and 1999, respectively. From 2000 to 2004, he was a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece. In June 2004, he joined the faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece where he is currently Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. and Director of Digital Telecommunications Systems and Networks Laboratory. He is also Honorary Professor at South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China.
His research interests are in the broad area of Digital Communications Systems with emphasis on Wireless Communications, Optical Wireless Communications, Wireless Power Transfer and Applications, Molecular Communications, Communications and Robotics and Wireless Security.
He is the author or co-author of more than 400 technical papers published in scientific journals and presented at international conferences. He is also author of the Greek edition of a book on “Telecommunications Systems” and co-author of the book “Advanced Optical Wireless Communications Systems”, Cambridge Publications, 2012.
Dr. Karagiannidis has been involved as General Chair, Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in several IEEE and non-IEEE conferences. In the past he was Editor in several IEEE journals and from 2012 to 2015 he was the Editor-in Chief of IEEE Communications Letters. From 2012 to 2016 he is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE VTS.
Dr. Karagiannidis has been selected as a 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher and he is listed in Thomson Reuters 2015 list of World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.