Athanasios G. Kanatas

University of Piraeus, Greece


Dr. A.G. Kanatas is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou St., 18534 Piraeus, Greece. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1991, the M.Sc. degree in Satellite Communication Engineering from the University of Surrey, Surrey, UK in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in Mobile Satellite Communications from NTUA, Greece in February 1997. From 1993 to 1994 he was with National Documentation Center of National Research Institute. In 1995 he joined SPACETEC Ltd. as Technical Project Manager for VISA/EMEA VSAT Project in Greece. In 1996 he joined the Mobile Radio-Communications Laboratory as a research associate. From 1999 to 2002 he was with the Institute of Communication & Computer Systems. In 2000 he became a member of the Board of Directors of OTESAT S.A. In 2002 he joined the University of Piraeus. From 2008 to 2009 he has served as Member of the Senate of University of Piraeus. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Greek Delegate to the Mirror Group of the Integral Satcom Initiative. He has published more than 100 papers in International Journals and International Conference Proceedings. His current research interests include the development of new digital techniques for wireless and satellite communications systems, channel characterization, simulation, and modeling for mobile, mobile satellite, and future wireless communication systems, antenna selection and RF preprocessing techniques, new transmission schemes for MIMO systems, and energy efficient techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks. He has been a Senior Member of IEEE since 2002. In 1999 he was elected Chairman of the Communications Society of the Greek Section of IEEE.

Biography Updated on 15 April 2013

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