Grants / Distinctions


  • 2020 Director at UPC Best Doctoral Thesis in Information and Communication Technologies (UPC Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat TIC) - Academic Year: 2017-18 [Certificate]
  • 2019 Web of Science (Publons) Top Reviewer Award in Computer Science (Top 1%) [Certificate]
  • 2018 Ranked 4th in IEEE ComSoc Young Researcher Award for EMEA Region
  • 2018 MDPI Sensors Outstanding Reviewer Award [Certificate]
  • 2018 IEEE Access - Reviewer of the month (June 2018) [Certificate]
  • 2017-2018 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer for various journals [Certificates]
  • 2016 EUCNC/EURACON Student Best Paper Award (Auction-based Offloading for Base Station Switching Off in Heterogeneous Networks)
  • 2015 IEEE ComSoc Student Competition 1st Prize (Role: Mentor) - Project: Emergency Flexible Aerial Relay Nodes for Communication Recovery and D2D Relaying (P.V. Mekikis) [video] [web]
  • 2015 UPC Best Doctoral Thesis in Information and Communication Technologies (UPC Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat TIC) - Academic Year: 2012-13 [List of winners]
  • 2015 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer for Computer Communications, Computer Networks and Journal of Network and Computer Applications [Certificates]
  • 2015 IEEE Senior Member
  • 2014 IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Reviewer (top 3% of the reviewers) [complete list]
  • 2014 IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award (Sharing the Small Cells forĀ  Energy Efficient Networking: How much does it cost?) [Conference Report in IEEE Communications Magazine]
  • 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Demo Award (An Energy Efficient Protocol Architecture for m-Health Systems: a Showcase of Multi-Access Relay Channel with Network Coding Scenario)
  • 2012 Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TGC) Award for Exceptional Graduate Performance
  • 2012 Full Grant to attend the "2nd International Summer School on Cognitive Wireless Communications: Highlight on Game Theory", July 2012, Paris, France.
  • 2008 4-year Fellowship by Catalan Government (AGAUR)
  • 2008 PhD Fellowship by Technological Centre of Telecommunications of Catalonia
  • 2005 Greek State Scholarship for the 3rd year of studies
  • 2004 Greek State Scholarship for the 2nd year of studies
  • 2003 Greek State Scholarship for the 1st year of studies