I have the following research interests:

  • Mobile Ad-hoc and Ubiquitous Networks (softwarisation, routing, security)
  • Emergency Communications (TETRA, D2D, LTE)
  • Cognitive and Green Radio (spectrum holes, resource management, opportunistic access)
  • Spectrum Regulations (spectrum policy, ITU-R)
  • 5G Networks (Software Defined Networks, Ubiquitous Networks, security)
  • IoT/ WSNs (routing, security)


I have participated as PI, researcher, project manager in the following projects:

EU (FP5, 6, 7 and H2020)

  • FP5 EVOLUTE (seamlEss multimedia serVices Over alL IP-based infrastrUcTurEs) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €350k (Sept 2001 – Aug 2003) – lead researcher
  • FP5 DRIVE (Dynamic Multi-Radio Networks in Vehicular Environments) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €300k (Sept 1999 – Aug 2001) – researcher
  • FP5 OverDRIVE (Spectrum Efficient Uni- and Multicast Services Over Dynamic Multi-Radio Networks in Vehicular Environments) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €300k (Sept 2001 – Aug 2003) – researcher
  • FP5 STRIKE (SpecTRally efficient fIxed wireless networK basEd on dual standards) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €360k (Jan 2002 – Dec 2004) – lead researcher
  • FP6 Network of Excellence (NoE) in Exploiting Wireless to Enhance the Educational Experience in Europe (EWE4) with CCSR/ University of Surrey (Sept 2003 – Aug 2006) – lead researcher
  • FP6 CAMELLIA (Interdomain AAA and Aware security of Mobile multimedia sErvices over aLL IP-based network infrAstructures) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €400k (Sept 2003 – Mar 2006) – lead researcher
  • FP6 AMBIENT NETWORKS (IP project) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €400k (Sept 2004 – Aug 2007) – researcher
  • FP6 MAGNET (IP project) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €400k (Sept 2004 – Aug 2007) – lead researcher
  • FP6 e-SENSE (Capturing Ambient Intelligence for Mobile Communications through Wireless Sensor Networks)  with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €500k (Sept 2004 – Aug 2007) – researcher (and member of proposal writing team)
  • FP6 UNITE (VIRTUAL DISTRIBUTED TESTBED FOR OPTIMISATION AND COEXISTENCE OF HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €650k (Sept 2005 – Aug 2008) – project manager/ lead researcher (author of proposal with Jonathan Rodriguez)
  • FP6 DISCREET (Discreet Service Provision in Smart Environments) with CCSR/ University of Surrey – €350k (Sept 2005 – Aug 2007) – project manager
  • FP6 E2R (IP project) with Ofcom, UK – lead researcher
  • FP6 E3 (IP project) with Ofcom, UK – lead researcher
  • FP7 PEACE (IP-Based Emergency Applications and Services for Next Generation Networks) with Kingston University – €420k (Sept 2008 – Feb 2011) – PI
  • FP7 PROACTIVE (Predictive reasoning and multi-source fusion empowering Anticipation of attacks and Terrorist actions In Urban Environments) with Kingston University – €380k (May 2012 – June 2015) – PI
  • FP7 SALUS (Security and Interoperability in Next Generation PPDR Communication Infrastructures) with Kingston University – €280k (Sept 2013 – Sept 2016) – PI
  • FP7 RESCUE (Links-on-the-fly Technology for Robust, Efficient and Smart Communication in Unpredictable Environments) with Ubitech – €150k (Nov 2013 – Nov 2016) – PI
  • ARTEMIS ACCUS (Adaptive Cooperative Control of Urban Subsystems) with Ubitech – €200k (Sept 2013 – Aug 2016) – PI
  • COST 3D-ConTourNet “3D Content Creation, Coding and Transmission over Future Media Networks“, with Kingston University – €10k (May 2013 – May 2016) – PI
  • H2020 GABLE (GAMIFICATION FOR A BETTER LIFE) with Ubitech – €210k (Nov 2016 – Oct 2019) – PI
  • ERASMUS+ K2 NEREUS (Next gEneration netwoRked mEdia over 4G+ infrastrUctureS) with Kingston University – €60k (Nov 2016 – Oct 2019) – PI

UK EPSRC, TSB/ Innovate UK

  • EPSRC/ Mobile VCE, ‘ETSI HiperLAN/2 Resource Management, Mobility Management and Security’ with CCSR/ University of Surrey, funded PhD (Christos Politis, 1999-2004).
  • TSB Smart, Development of Prototype, UBINET (Ubiquitous Network) with Ubitech – £130k (of which £30k for KU) (Apr 2012 – Mar 2014) – PI
  • TSB-funded (Innovate UK) in collaboration with Vocality International Inc. and Kingston University – £300k (Jan 2016 – Dec 2018) – PI (with Maria Martini)
  • EPSRC, DARE (Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management System) with University of Surrey (5GIC), University of Glasgow and University of Malaya, Malaysia – £550k (May 2017 – April 2020) – PI

Industry/ Commercial

  • WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum) WG8 (till 2013) and WGD: Radio Communication Technologies (co-) and chair with Kingston University – €60k (€8k since 2007 till Dec 15)
  • I have also won smaller projects with Vodafone UK, RIM Canada, ETRI Korea, Motorola UK, Police

 PhD Students


  • Nuwan Weerasinghe, ‘Asymmetric Cryptography for Mobile Adhoc Networks’, 2014
  • Alexandros Ladas, ‘Software-enabled Routing for Mobile Adhoc Networks’, 2014
  • Sundire Madhekwana, ‘Ubiquitous Networking Towards Realisation of the 5G Paradigm’, 2016
  • Alexandros Makrodimitris, ‘Machine-learning Gaming Platform’, 2017


  • Nadeem Akhtar, ‘Routing and Interworking Protocols for Next Generation Wireless Networks’, completed 2007 (2nd supervisor)
  • Michael Georgiades, ‘Context Transfer Support for Mobility Management in All-IP Networks’, completed 2008 (2nd supervisor)
  • Arvind Ramrekha, ‘Cognitive and Adaptive Routing Framework for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks completed 2012 (1st supervisor)
  • Mahdi Pirmoradian, ‘Radio Resource Management for Cognitive Radio Networks‘, completed 2012 (1st supervisor)
  • Manos Panaousis, ‘Security for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks’, completed 2012 (1st supervisor)
  • Grant Millar, ‘The Optimisation of Peer-to-Peer Overlays for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks‘, completed 2013 (1st supervisor)
  • Olayinka Adigun, ‘Energy and Spectrum Efficient Future Wireless Networks‘, completed 2014 (1st supervisor)
  • Fariborz Entezami, ‘Link-Quality based Routing Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks’, completed 2016 (1st supervisor)
  • Valdemar Monteiro, ‘Energy-Efficient Cooperative Resource Allocation for OFDMA’, completed 2016 (1st supervisor)
  • Ahora Mehdi Toussi, ‘Energy and Coverage Considerations for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)’, completed 2017 (1st supervisor)