Symeon Papavassiliou was born in Athens, Greece, in December 1967. He received the diploma in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1990 and the MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Currently he is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. From 1995 to 1999, he was a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories, New Jersey. In August 1999 he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, where he was an associate professor until 2004. From June 1996 till August 1999 he was also an adjunct professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Papavassiliou was the Director of the Broadband, Mobile and Wireless Networking Laboratory (2000-2004) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, a founding member and Associate Director of the New Jersey Center for Wireless Networking and Internet security (2002-2004, New Jersey, USA), and a member of the New Jersey Center for Multimedia Research (1999-2001) and of the New Jersey Center for Wireless Telecommunications (1999-2003). Since 2005 he is also Associate Director of the Network Management and Optimal Design Laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens. He has an established record of publications in his field of expertise, with more than 200 technical journal and conference published papers. He received the Best Paper Award in IEEE INFOCOM’94, the AT&T Division Recognition and Achievement Award in 1997, the US National Science Foundation Career Award in 2003, the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2012, and the Excellence in Research Grant in Greece in 2012. Dr. Papavassiliou also served on the board of the Greek National Regulatory Authority on Telecommunications and Posts (2006– 2009). His main research interests lie in the area of communication networks, with emphasis on the analysis, optimization and performance evaluation of mobile and distributed systems, wireless networks and complex systems. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and a technical editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He is also a senior member of the IEEE.
Prof. Symeon Papavassiliou
National Technical University of Athens (Greece)