Dr. George K. Karagiannidis was born in Pithagorion Town, Samos island, Greece. He received his university degree in 1987 and his PhD degree in 1998, both in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece. From 2001 to 2004 he was Researcher at the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece. In June 2004, he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece where he is currently Professor of Digital Communications Systems and Director of the Telecommunications Systems and Networks Lab.

His research interests include Wireless Communications, Wireless Power Transfer and Applications, Optical Wireless Communications,  Molecular and Nanoscale Communications, Stochastic Processes in Molecular Biology, Wireless Security.

Dr. Karagiannidis has published and presented more than 450 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. His work has received more than 9900 citations, with h-index=54 (Source: Google Scholar). He is also a co-author of three chapters in books and author of the Greek edition of a book on Telecommunications Systems.

He is co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of the Wireless Communications Symposium (WCS) in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’07), Glasgow, UK, June 2007.

Dr. Karagiannidis was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), from July 1, 2011 to June 31, 2015 and former Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Greek Chapter.

He is a Fellow IEEE, Class 2014. He is being recognized for his “Contributions to the performance analysis of wireless communication systems”. From January 2012 to December 2015, he was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters.

He is one of the most highly-cited authors across all areas of Electrical Engineering, recognized as 2015 and 2016 Thomson Reuters highly-cited researcher.

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