Short Bio

Athanasios (Thanos) Gkelias received his MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (major in Telecommunications) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2000. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in 2001 and 2006, respectively, both from the Department of Electronic Engineering, King's College London. Currently, he is a Research Fellow and project manager at Imperial College London. From 2009 to 2013 he served as the project manager of the University Defence Research Centre (UDRC) in Signal Processing at Imperial College sponsored by the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD). In the summer of 2008 he was at Bell-Labs Research Centre, Alcatel-Lucent, UK, working as a visiting researcher on wireless mesh networks.

He has been involved and made significant research contributions to several and diverse ICT projects funded by the European Commission, EPSRC, U.K. MOD and U.S. Army. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal, conference papers and book chapters. He was the co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award in PIMRC 2012 and the IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award in 2022. He has served in the organizing or technical-program committee and chaired technical sessions for several major international conferences and workshops in communications, networking and signal processing. His scientific and technical expertise lies in the area of wireless communications, signal processing, networks, localization, machine learning, algorithmic design, modeling and optimization. He is an IEEE Senior Member (2015) and an EU Expert and project evaluator (2019).