The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Greek Ministry of Education. ICCS is ranked in the 19th position (12th together with NTUA) with respect to funding among all European research establishments, companies and universities. The aim of ICCS is to carry research and development activities in the fields of all diverse aspects of telecommunications and computer systems, and their application in a variety of areas. The personnel of ICCS includes more than 500 research associate scientists.
Efstathios D. Sykas
Prof. Efstathios D. Sykas is the director of the Computer Networks laboratory of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NTUA and a member of the board of Governors of the ICCS. His publications span the whole area of communication systems. He has played a leading role in numerous national and international R&D projects, been WP and project leader. As a teacher he has educated a host of PhD engineers. He is happy to witness that they are not only excelling in the academia and industry. Prof. Sykas is a senior member of ACM and of IEEE.
Mr. Emmanouil Daskalakis obtained his Diploma from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. He also holds a master’s degree in Energy Production and Management from NTUA (2018). He has worked as a technical support and debugging assistant in GRNET and also has working experience as an automation and instrumentation engineer in several industrial projects. He is part of the ENSURESEC and SocialTruth project teams.
Mrs. Ioanna Roussaki is an Assistant Professor on ambient intelligence systems in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. Since 1998, she has participated in about 20 EU research projects handling key technical and management roles. The research domains she now focuses on include the Internet of Things; smart spaces & user-centric systems; AI & data engineering; social networking systems; cloud & edge computing; security & privacy etc. In 2018, she established the Internet of Things, Intelligent Systems, Data Engineering and Media DIH (affiliated with both ICCS and NTUA) that is operational and tackles various application domains including Health.
Ms. Konstantina-Maria Giannakopoulou received her Diploma from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA and is currently a Ph.D. student in the field of Internet of Things and smart systems at the same university. She has worked as a Machine Learning research intern at the NCSR “Demokritos” and has a strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Extraction. She has also participated in several Software Engineering projects, as a full stack developer.
Dr. Konstantinos Demestichas received his Diploma (2005), as well as his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications (2009), from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA. He also holds an MBA degree (2012) in Techno-Economic Systems and a Master’s degree in Quality Assurance (2015). Since 2005, he has been actively involved in many European and national research projects and he has authored over 100 papers. Also, he has served as a technical expert for the European Commission.
Mr. Nikolaos Peppes has two Diploma degrees; Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mining & Metallurgical Engineering from the NTUA. He also holds an MBA degree in Techno-Economic Systems and a Master’s degree in Geoinformatics and currently he is a Ph.D. candidate. He has extended experience in the cybersecurity domain & pentesting being a Certified Ethical Hacker as well as in Software Engineering. He is a member of the PREVISION, MAGNETO, ENSURESEC & MANTIS teams and author of several papers.
Dr. Panagiotis Tsakanikas holds a Physics degree (University of Patras 2002); a MSc in Signal/Image processing systems from the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, (University of Patras 2005); and a PhD from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications NKUA (2010). He has been involved in several European and national research projects on biomedical data analysis (BRFAA, NKUA, Emulate Inc., DeepMed IO Ltd) and on sensor data analysis (AUA).
Dr. Stavros Xynogalas received his degree in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Communication Networks from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1997, and 2005, respectively. He has spent the last 20 years performing ICT research and development in the areas of context-aware services, pervasive computing, machine learning and big data. He has 13 publications in international journals and conferences, while he has also served as an expert evaluator for H2020.
Mr. Theodoros Alexakis has a Diploma from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA. He also holds an MBA degree in Techno-Economic Systems and currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in NTUA. He has extended experience in Telemetry and Industrial automation engineering projects. He has worked in GRNET as a technical support and debugging specialist in various projects. Also, he is a member of the PREVISION, MAGNETO and MANTIS project teams and author of several publications.