Antonopoulos (Thessaloniki, 1983) is currently Research and Innovation Manager at NearbyComputing S.L. Prior to that, he was a Senior Researcher at Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC). He received the Ph.D. degree (Cum Laude) from the Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) Department of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in December 2012, while he holds an M.Eng. degree from the Information and Communication Systems Engineering Department (ICSDE) of the University of the Aegean (2007). His PhD dissertation "Network Coding-aided MAC Protocols for Cooperative Networks" was awarded as the Best UPC Thesis in ICT.

His main research interests lie on the area of 5G/6G wireless networking and include network architectures, network virtualization/slicing, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), 5G-ready vertical and over-the-top (OTT) applications, content caching and analytical modeling/optimization in mobile networks. He is currently involved in three EC-funded 5G-PPP projects (i.e., Affordable5G, 5GMed and Smart5Grid), while he has vast experience in research projects, having been the Project Manager of the EC-funded MonB5G project and participated in several European and Spanish national projects (e.g., 5G-SOLUTIONS, SEMIoTICS, GREENET, Green-T, CO2Green, etc.). He has also served as an expert evaluator of research project proposals funded by the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (Latvia), the National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation (Kazakhstan) and  the National Council for Scientific Research (Romania). 

He currently serves as an Associate Editor in IEEE Networking Letters, IEEE Access, Computer Networks (Elsevier) and Inventions (MDPI). He has been granted three annual scholarships by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and he has been awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TGC) for Exceptional Graduate Performance. He was nominated as Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Communications Letters (January 2015), Reviewer of the Month for the IEEE Access (June 2018) and Outstanding Reviewer for Sensors (2018), while he has received the best paper award in IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, the best demo award in IEEE CAMAD 2014 and the EURACON best paper award in EuCNC 2016. He has an extensive supervising experience, having been awarded with the 1st prize in the  IEEE ComSoc Student Competition (as a Mentor), while he was director at the Best UPC Thesis in ICT for the year 2018. Dr. Antonopoulos is an IEEE Senior Member and he is currently the Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM).

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