Dr Merkouris Karaliopoulos

Dr. Merkouris Karaliopoulos is currently a Researcher in the Information Technologies Institute of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), in Greece. He is also a visiting Researcher in the Department of Informatics, in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He was awarded his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in broadband satellite networking from the University of Surrey, UK, in 2004. He has been a Postdoctoral researcher at Computer Science Department of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (2005-2006), and a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, in ETH Zurich (2007-2010), Switzerland. Before joining CERTH, he was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.

His research interests lie in the broader area of wireless and mobile social networks, currently focusing on mobile crowdsensing, opportunistic networking, and collective awareness platforms. He has worked in a series of EU FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects in the areas of wireless terrestrial and satellite communication systems and socio-aware computing, holding both technical and managerial roles. He has been member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and an invited member of expert panels in these research areas. He has also served in the organizing committee of the Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC) workshop in 2011 and 2012.

He has taught courses in the area of computer networks and mobile computing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, the University of Athens, Greece, and the Open University of Cyprus.