Lazaros Merakos

Email: merakos[at]di.uoa.gr
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Lazaros Merakos received the Diploma in electrical and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1978, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1981 and 1984, respectively. From 1983 to 1986, he was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs. From 1986 to 1994, he was on the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. During the period 1993–1994, he served as Director of the Communications and Digital Processing Research Center, Northeastern University. During the summers of 1990 and 1991, he was a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. In 1994, he joined the faculty of the University of Athens, Athens, Greece, where he is presently a Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, and Scientific Director of the Networks Operations and Management Center. His research interests are in the design and performance analysis of communication networks, and wireless/mobile communication systems and services. He has authored more than 200 papers in the above areas.He has served as the scientific director of the Communication Networks Laboratory of the University of Athens in numerous research projects,including the projects RAINBOW, WAND, MOBIVAS, WINE, EURO-CITI, POLOS, ANWIRE, E2R, E2RII, E3, Self-NET funded by the European Union.Dr. Merakos is chairman of the board of the Greek Schools Network, and member of the board of the National Research Network of Greece. In 1994, he received the Guanella Award for the Best Paper presented at the International Zurich Seminar on Mobile Communications.