Nikos C. Sagias was born in Athens, Greece in 1974. He received the BSc degree from the Department of Physics of the University of Athens (UoA), Greece in 1998. The MSc and PhD degrees in Telecommunication Engineering were received both from the UoA in 2000 and 2005, respectively. During 2001-10, he was involved in various National and European Research & Development projects for the Institute of Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens, Greece. During 2006-08, he was a postdoc research scholar at the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of the National Centre for Scientific Research-“Demokritos,” in Athens, Greece. During 2008-14 we was an Assistant Professor in the department of Informatics & Telecommunications (DIT) of the University of Peloponnese in Tripolis, Greece, where currently is an Associate Professor. Between 2014-16 he served as the Head of DIT.
Dr. Sagias research interests span the area of digital communications, and more specifically MIMO and cooperative systems, fading channels, mobile and satellite communications, optical wireless systems, and communication theory issues. In his record, he has over fifty (50) papers in prestigious international journals and more than thirty (30) in the proceedings of world recognized conferences. Moreover, he has been a TPC member for various IEEE conferences (ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, etc), while during 2009-14 he was an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is a co-recipient of the best paper award in PHY in the IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference 2014 (WCNC’14) and in the 3rd International Symposium on Communications, Control & Signal Processing 2008 (ISCCSP’08). He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society and a senior member of the IEEE.