Ioannis Krikidis received the diploma in Computer Engineering from the Computer Engineering and
Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively,
all in electrical engineering. From 2006 to 2007 he worked, as a Post-Doctoral researcher, with ENST, Paris,
France, and from 2007 to 2010 he was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. He has held also research positions at the Department of Electrical
Engineering, University of Notre Dame; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of
Maryland; the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg; and the
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Niigata University, Japan. He is currently an Associate
Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
His current research interests include wireless communications, cooperative networks, 4G/5G communication systems,
wireless powered communications, and secrecy communications. Dr. Krikidis serves as an Associate Editor for
IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and IEEE Wireless
Communications Letters. He was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Research Promotion Foundation,
Cyprus, in 2013, as well as the recipient of the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Award in Academia in 2016.
He has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2017 & 2018.
Constantinos Psomas received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Royal Holloway, University
of London, UK in 2007, an M.Sc. in Applicable Mathematics from the London School of Economics, UK in 2008, and a Ph.D.
in Mathematics from The Open University, UK in 2011. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus. From October 2011 to March 2014, he was a Postdoctoral Research
Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics of the Cyprus University of
Technology. His current research interests include wireless powered communications, next-generation communication
systems and cooperative networks.
Orestis Georgiou has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bristol. He has published over 65
articles in leading journals and conferences of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine, two
of which received Best Paper Awards. Orestis is passionate about innovation, impact, and collaboration, and is currently
a Marie Curie Fellow at the IRIDA research centre for communications. Previously, he was Director of Research at
Ultrahaptics where he was co-PI of the FET Open projects Levitate and H-Reality, and Senior Research Engineer at Toshiba
TRL. Orestis was recently awarded the 2019 IEEE Heinrich Hertz Award for his contributions towards enlarging the field
of communications engineering through the analysis of LoRa networks.
Rahul Gupta received the B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication from the Oriental Institute of Science
and Technology, Bhopal, India, in 2012, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT) Patna, India, in 2015 and 2019, respectively. He is currently a Research Fellow at IRIDA Research Centre for
Communication Technologies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Cyprus. His current research
interests include simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT), higher-order statistics, blind modulation
classification, and parameters estimation.
Christodoulos Skouroumounis holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2014) from the
National Technical University of Athens. He is currently a Ph.D student in the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Krikidis and a Researcher
at IRIDA Research and Innovation Center of Excellence. His research interests lie in the areas of wireless
communications and network science.
Eleni Demarchou received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cyprus,
Cyprus, in 2014, and the M.Sc. in Wireless Communications from the University of Southampton, UK, in 2015. She is
currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus.
Since June 2017 she has been an IEEE volunteer and member of the executive committee of the IEEE University of
Cyprus Student Branch, Cyprus where she currently holds the position of the treasurer. Her research interests
include wireless communications, handover in ultra-dense networks, wireless edge caching and wireless powered
Michalis Eliodorou obtained a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical
University of Athens, Greece, in 2016 and an M.Sc. degree in Embedded Systems from the University of Southampton,
UK, in 2017. Since then, he is an Early Stage Researcher under the Marie-Curie ITN project SPOTLIGHT at MTN Cyprus and
studying towards a Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. His
research interests focus on wireless networks and include massively distributed MIMO transmissions and game theoretic
approaches in communication systems.
Maria Demetropoulou holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2016) from the National Technical
University of Athens. She is currently a Ph.D student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the
University of Cyprus and a Researcher at the IRIDA Research Centre for Communication Technologies. Her research
interests focus on wireless communications.
Andreas Nicolaides received a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical
University of Athens, Greece, in 2019. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Cyprus and a Researcher under the project APOLLO at the IRIDA Research Centre for
Communication Technologies. His research interests focus on wireless communications.
Ilias Chrysovergis studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he
specialized in Telecommunications and graduated with a five-year Diploma. He also holds an MSc degree on Communications
and Signal Processing from Imperial College London. During his university years, he founded and participated in a
plethora of teams, where he worked on a variety of topics, from designing the telemetry and electronics system of a
low-consumption vehicle to developing a Virtual Reality (VR) application dealing with the problem of bullying. He
excelled in most of his endeavours, winning awards in Porto, Hong Kong and the USA, participating in conferences and
events in Greece and abroad and applied for a US patent with his team AMANDA, for the VR tool they developed, which was
issued in 2018. In the PAINLESS project he will conduct research on how stochastic geometry and machine learning can be
utilized in wireless powered backscattering communications.
Yuan Guo got his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Jiaotong University with major in Communications Engineering.
He studied for MSc Wireless and Optical Communications at University College London, UK. His master final project is the
optimization of the deployment of UAV-based wireless communications system. His main research interest is wireless
communications system. In 2019, he joined University of Cyprus as an early stage researcher for the European ITN Project
PAINLESS, for which he will work on the topic of millimetre wave (mmWave) communications in the context of wireless power
transfer (WPT) and simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT).
Eleni Goudeli holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2005) from the National Technical University
of Athens and a MsC in Telecommunications and Network Management from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2008).
The last decade she is occupied in the private sector of Telecommunications. She is also a Ph.D. student at the Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus, under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Krikidis. Her main
interest is in wireless communications, with focus on backscatter communications and SWIPT technology.