Cognitive radio and spectrum shared access systems
Communication systems in high-frequency bands (millimeter wave and THz)
Distributed sensor networks, Internet of things
Diversity transceivers and multiple–input multiple–output (MIMO) systems
Energy harvesting, Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer
Hybrid analog and digital multi-antenna transceiver design
In-band full duplex wireless communication
Large-scale antenna systems (massive MIMO)
Load modulated antenna arrays, intelligent surfaces (metasurfaces, smart mirrors)
Machine learning and artificial intelligence for wireless communication
Multi-user multi-antenna techniques, Interference management in dense networks
Performance analysis of wireless communication systems
Relaying protocols in cooperative communication systems
Time reversal techniques for large bandwidth communication
Wireless channel modeling and characterization
Best Paper Award for the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2021 for the paper: "Direction-assisted beam management in full duplex millimeter wave massive MIMO systems," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM, Madrid, Spain, 7–11 December 2021, pp. 1–6 co-authored with M. A. Islam and B. Smida.
IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications 2021 for the article: "Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces for energy efficiency in wireless networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 4157–4170, August 2019 co-authored with C. Huang, A. Zappone, M. Debbah, and C. Yuen.
EURASIP Best Paper Award of the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2021 for the article: "Smart radio environments empowered by AI reconfigurable meta-surfaces: An idea whose time has come," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 129, pp. 1–20, May 2019 co-authored with M. Di Renzo, M. Debbah, D.-T. Phan-Huy, A. Zappone, M.-S. Alouini, C. Yuen, V. Sciancalepore, J. Hoydis, H. Gacanin, J. de Rosny, A. Bounceu, G. Lerosey, and M. Fink.
IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Best Young Professional in Industry Award 2018. In recognition of outstanding contributions to the industry in terms of innovative Communications Research and Development, especially in the area of emerging architectures. Given at IEEE Global Communications Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9-13 December 2018.
Exemplary Reviewer (top 3% of the reviewers) for the year 2012 for the journal IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
Best Ph.D. thesis award by a Greek University in the fields of informatics and telecommunications from the Informatics and Telematics Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece in 2010.
Student travel grant for the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, USA, 6–10 December 2010.
Scholar of the National Center for Scientific Research–"Demokritos," Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Wireless Communications Laboratory, Athens, Greece for Ph.D. dissertation from June 2006 till June 2010.
Top ranked in the M.A.Sc. program in Signal and Communications Processing Systems: Theory, Implementations and Applications, University of Patras.
Scholar of the Operational Program for Education and Initial Vocational Training II, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning, and Religious Affairs, Republic of Greece, for M.A.Sc. studies from October 2003 till April 2006.
Certificates of excellence and top–ranked student at Gymnasium and Unified Lyceum, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning, and Religious Affairs, Republic of Greece from 1992 till 1998.