Name:

Konstantinos Katzis

Rank:

Assistant Professor

Department:

Computer Science and Engineering

School:

Sciences

Personal profile:

Dr Konstantinos Katzis received his BEng degree in Computer Systems Engineering and his MSc degree in Radio Systems Engineering from the University of Hull in 2000 and 2001 respectively. In 2001 he became a member of the Communications Research Group at the University of York (UK) were he remained there until the end of September 2006. In March 2002 Dr Katzis attended a professional short-course in parallel with his PhD studies on “Small Terminal Satellite Communications: VSAT Systems” which took place at the University of York. From 2001 to 2006, Dr Katzis has been working towards the development of highly efficient resource allocation techniques as well as handoff techniques optimised for the operation of High Altitude Stratospheric Platform communication systems (HAPs). His work, involved modelling of the platform movements and simulating the effects on the communications. He has also been looking at the different aspects of Radio resource management, including cognitive radio, fairness in Quality of Service, dynamic spectrum sharing and coexistence. Dr Katzis has been involved with various European funded projects related to High Altitude Platforms such as is the: HeliNet (2000-2003), CAPANINA (2003-2006) and HAPCOS / COST297 (2005-2009). Dr Katzis has also been Management Committee member of COST action IC0902 “Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”. He is also an active member of the Worldwide University Network (WUN) on Cognitive Communications. His work focuses on mixed High Altitude stratospheric Platform (HAP)-terrestrial cognitive radio systems. In addition he is looking at routing algorithms for Cognitive Radio enabled sensors that will be organised in a centralised or decentralised manner. Dr Katzis is currently Programme Committee member for Horizon 2020 in the area of Space representing Cyprus. Since October 2006, Dr Katzis has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering at European University Cyprus (EUC). From October 2010 until October 2012, Dr Katzis has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at European University Cyprus.

Education:

2001 – 2005 Ph.D. in Electronics, University of York

2002 Certificate of Training on Small Terminal Satellite Communication Systems (VSATs) professional course, University of York

2000 – 2001 MSc in Radio Systems Engineering, University of Hull

1997 – 2000 BEng (Hons) Class 2.i in Computer Systems Engineering, University of Hull

Funded Projects:

2014 - 2016       European Commission – TEMPUS (Researcher):NeReLa: Building Network of Remote Labs for Strengthening University-Vocational Schools Collaboration (Total budget: 800.000 Euros)

2011 – 2012      Experimentation for Social Innovation Project, Internal Grant, EUC (Coordinator): (Total budget 1000 Euro)

2009 – Pres.     Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – Cognitive Communications (Researcher)

2009 - 2013       European Commission - LLP (Researcher)EUGENE: EUropean and Global ENgineering Education (Total budget: 800.000 Euros)

2005 - 2009       European Commission - COST Action IC0902 (Management Committee Member): High Altitude Platforms for                               Communications and Other Services 

2005 - 2009       European Commission - COST Action 297 (Management Committee Member): High Altitude Platforms for                                                Communications and Other Services

2003 - 2006       FP6 CAPANINA (EU-FP6-IST-2003-506745) (Research Fellow):  (Total budget: 5.6 Million Euro)

2001 - 2003       FP5 HeliNet - (EU-FP5-IST-1999-11214) (Research Assistant): (Total budget: 4.1 Million Euro)

2001 - 2005       EPSRC GR/N23462/01 – Resource Allocation Techniques for LMDS-Band Cellular Radio Access Systems

Publications:

Thesis

Journals

Conference Proceedings

  1. Katzis, K., Christou, G. & Chouchourelou, A. (2013). Promoting interdisciplinarity with engineering students. In Proceedings of the PAEE 2013 International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education, pp. ID22-1 – ID22.8.
  2. ‐Situ, Aerial And Space Technology , International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment, 8-10 April 2013, DOI: 10.1117/12.2027599, Paphos, Cyprus
  3. Gregoriades, K. Mouskos, H. Michail, K. Katzis, Combining Traffic Simulation with Bayesian Networks for improved Quantification of Accident Risk Index, 2012 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Genoa, Italy, 8-12 July 2012
  4. Technical Reports

K. Katzis, Linjun Dong, Luong Dinh Dung, David Grace, Paul Mitchell, CAPANINA Final Report WP2.4 – Mobility Models and Handoff Techniques for HAPs, FP6-IST-2003-5067-46, March 2006

K. Katzis, D. Grace, P. D. Mitchell, D.J. Pearce, HeliNet Final Report T4 - Resource Allocation Methods and Network Protocols for HeliNet, IST-1999-11214, 08/2002

Technical Articles

K. Katzis, S. Mavromoustakos and A. Grondoudis, Microsoft on Cloud Computing, Standards – The investor’s Guide to Cyprus, p.46-47, February 2014: http://cystandards.us3.listmanage.com/track/click?u=4955d9951e6374e8e45ee04c8&id=32ba4cafbc&e=8de0549d14

Books / Chapters

1. K.Katzis, A. Perotti and L. De Nardis, Chapter Title: Testbeds and Implementation Issues, Book Title: Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01402-9_15, ISBN 978-3-319-01401-2, Springer International Publishing, 2014

2. K.Katzis, D. Grace, J. Holis, T. Isotalo, P. Lahdekorpi, A. Mohammed, Shufeng Li, P. Pechac, Z. Yang, Chapter 9. Wireless Service Delivery & Resource Management, COST297 Book on High Altitude Platforms, Springer, Publishing Pending

PhD External Examiner

External examiner for Zhe Yang's PhD Defence entitled: “Coexistence, Deployment and Business Models of Heterogeneous Wireless Systems Incorporating High Altitude Platforms”, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, on April 12, 2013

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