|Maria Rangoussi holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1987), an MSc in Digital Signal Processing from the University of Virginia, USA (1990) and a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens / Greece (1994) in Digital Signal and Speech Processing & Pattern Recognition. In 1995 she has been a visiting researcher in the Institute of Electronics, Aalborg University, Denmark and in 1996 an adjunct lecturer in the Telecommunications Laboratory, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. Since 1998 she is with the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering of University of West Attica (UNIWA) (ex Technological Education Institute of Piraeus), where she is currently a tenured professor. She has been the head of the Department during 2006-2010 and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering during 2010-2014. She has a 20-years experience in research and education and has been involved in a series of research projects under national and E.U. / international frameworks. She is the author of two textbooks and over 100 publications in the fields of Digital Signal Processing, Spectral Analysis, Pattern Recognition and their applications in various fields, with emphasis on Speech, Audio and Biomedical Engineering. Her current research interests include DSP and Pattern Recognition algorithms and their applications in audio, environmental, biomedical engineering as well as in the characterization of new materials, structures and systems, via linear and non-linear methods. Prof. Rangoussi is a member of IEEE, ISCA and the Technical Chamber of Greece.|
|Helen C. (Nelly) Leligou is currently assistant professor at Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Automation Engineering Dept. Her research interests lie mainly in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies including a) routing protocols and trust management in Wireless Sensor Networks, b) control plane technologies in broadband networks including HFC, PON, WDM metro and core networks and c) industrial, embedded and network system design and development. Currently she is working on IoT applications for the learning and energy sector and security approaches in IoT. Her research results have been published in more than 100 scientific journals and conferences. She has participated in several (more than 20) EU-funded ACTS, IST and ICT research projects in the above areas.|
|Panagiotis A. Karkazis received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, in 1999, Msc in Data Communications and Networking from Kingston University, London in 2005 and his PhD from Technical University of Crete. He has experience in development of communication protocols for industrial and IoT applications. His research interests include design of routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy efficient Embedded Systems, Cloud computing and SDN/NFV networks technologies. During the last decade, he has participated in several EU-funded ICT research projects and the results have been published in more than 40 scientific journals and conferences. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering of the University of West of Attica.