Angelos Antonopoulos is currently Research and Innovation Director at Nearby Computing 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 networking, including zero-touch network and service management (ZSM), network architectures, network virtualization/slicing, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), network economics and analytical modeling/optimization in mobile networks. He is currently leading the R&I activities of Nearby Computing, while he has a vast experience in research projects, having acted as Project Manager of the EC-funded MonB5G project and participated in several European (FP7, H2020, HORIZON) and Spanish national projects. He has also served as an individual expert evaluator of research project proposals funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (Belgium), 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 has served in the Editorial Board of IEEE Access, IEEE Networking Letters, 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 has several nominations as Exemplary Reviewer (IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Access, Sensors, Publons, etc.) while he has received the best paper award in IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 and EuCNC 2016, as well as the best demo award in IEEE CAMAD 2014. 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 has served as an officer (Secretary and Vice-Chair) in the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM).