About Us

Christian Vitale received his PhD at Universidad Carlos III the Madrid and IMDEA Networks Institute in June 2017. His PhD dissertation, which title was “Analytical characterization of inband and outband D2D communications for network access”, was mainly focused on: (i) Analytical modeling of wireless network communication technologies, as 4G/5G or IEEE 802.11; (ii) Design of mechanisms improving wireless network efficiency, as Device-to-Device communications or Inter-Cell Interference Coordination; (iii) Greening access network operations.

Following his PhD, he first joined Politecnico di Torino in July 2017, working on IoT and on cellular MEC implementations, and then KIOS Research Center, in March 2019, as a Research Associate.

During his career, Christian was awarded an Individual Marie-Curie Fellowship for the C-AVOID project, in October 2020. He also published more than 15 articles in international conferences, INFOCOM 2017 among them, which impact on the research community is testified by 2 different awards (Best Paper Award at IEEE OnlineGreencomm and Honorable Mention at COMSNETS). Finally, he was involved in several European Projects, among which the FP7-CROWD, the H2020 5G-Tranformers, and the H2020 CARAMEL projects.

He also received two M.SC. degrees, the first one in Telecommunications Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunication Networks from the University of Pisa (2012), the second one in Telematic Engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2013). During his studies, he also spent internship periods in top universities (ParisTech-2016) and industrial research departments (NEC Europe-2011).

Dr. Georgios Ellinas holds a B.S. (Academic Honors with Distinction 1991), M.Sc. (1993), M.Phil. (1995), and a Ph.D. (1998) in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Dr. Ellinas is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. Prior to joining the University of Cyprus Dr. Ellinas was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at City College of the City University of New York (2002-2005). Before joining the academia, Dr. Ellinas was a Senior Network Architect at Tellium Inc (2000-2002). In this role, he worked on lightpath provisioning and fault restoration algorithms in optical mesh networks, and the architecture design of the MEMS-based all-optical switch. Dr. Ellinas also served as a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist in Telcordia Technologies’ (formerly Bellcore) Optical Networking Research Group, where he performed research for the DARPA-funded Optical Networks Technology Consortium (ONTC), Multiwavelength Optical Networking (MONET) and Next Generation Internet (NGI) projects from 1993 to 2000. Dr. Ellinas also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, teaching courses on multiwavelength optical networking in 1999 and 2000, respectively. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship, from 1987 to 1991, for undergraduate studies at Columbia University, where he received the Armstrong Memorial and the William L. Everitt awards (1991) at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University. Dr. Ellinas also received the Eliahu I. Jury award (1998) for the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Jacob Millman graduate teaching assistant award (1993) and a fellowship from Bell Communications Research (1996). He has co-authored two books on optical networks (J. Wiley 2007, Cambridge University Press 2008), he is the co-editor of another two books on optical networks (Springer 2011, Springer 2017), he has authored and co-authored 16 book chapters and more than 195 journal and conference papers, and he is the holder of 30 patents on optical networking. He was also awarded a best project/paper award at the 1996 OPNET competition for a project using OPNET as the simulator platform, a best poster award at ONDM’2013, and best paper awards at CRITIS’2013, ICT-DM’2015, and ONDM’2017. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and OSA, and a Member of ACM, and the Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA).

Panayiotis Kolios received his BEng degree in Telecommunications Engineering from King’s College London in 2008. He then joined the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s College as a PhD student, funded by an EPSRC DTA scholarship. During his doctoral training studies, he worked on energy efficient wireless networking architectures; contributing to the Mobile VCE Green Radio project. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree on January 1st, 2012. Subsequently he joint the Department of Communications and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology where he conducted research on the development of terrestrial maritime communications as a low-cost alternative (to satellite links) solution to support Internet-like services over the sea. He then joined the Department of Computer Science (CS), University of Cyprus (UCY) as a visiting lecturer and conducted research on new adhoc networking methods for emergency scenarios. Since June 2013 he is a member of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at UCY where he continues his research explorations in the fascinating areas of mobile computing and mobile Internet.