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Professor George Papadopoulos
Dean of Faculty at Kuwait College of Science and Technology

George Papadopoulos received the Master's and Ph.D. degrees at M.I.T., in 1964 and 1970 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. In 1963, got the Bachelor’s degree in EE from CUNY, City of New York. Was Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Patras and Director of the Applied Electronics Laboratory (1974-2007), and since 2007 Professor Emeritus. Was Director of the Industrial Systems Institute (1998-2003) and Chairman of the Scientific Board of the National Research Center DEMOKRITOS (1997-2001), both under the auspices of the Ministry of Development. Was Visiting Professor in the ECE Department of the University of MASS in Amherst (1984-1985). Worked for five years (1970-75) in the US as Faculty and research in academic institutions and/or consultant in companies. Served as Chairman of the ECE Department at UPatras and Head of the Electronics and Computers Division. Recent research interests cover electronics, microprocessors, wireless and networked embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things and mixed-analog and RF microelectronics. Has participated as coordinator and partner in many funded EU and National projects. Has collaborated with Greek Industries and Public Organizations through direct contracts. Has supervised 26 Ph.D. dissertations and over 200 Master’s level theses. Has authored/co-authored three books used in the undergraduate level of the Department. Has published over 250 papers in International Journals and Conferences and has over 500 cross-citations.





Authored Books


  • N. Pogkas and G. Papadopoulos “A Power-Saving Algorithm and a Power-Aware Routing Scheme for IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks“, Book chapter: Challenges in Ad Hoc Networking, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Publisher Springer Boston, ISSN 1571-5736 (Print) 1861-2288 (Online), ISBN 978-0-387-31171-5, Volume 197/2006.
  • T. Stoyanova, F. Kerasiotis and G. Papadopoulos, “RSS-Based Outdoor Localization with Wireless Sensor Networks in Practice”, Book chapter: Technological Breakthroughs in Modern Wireless Sensor Applications, editors: Hamid Sharif and Yousef S. Kavian, IGI-Global, pp. 223-256, March 2015 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8251-1.ch010).


Full papers


  • C. Drosos, L. Bisdounis, D. Metafas, S. Blionas, A. Tatsaki, G. Papadopoulos, "Hardware-software design and validation framework for wireless LAN modems", IEE Proceedings Computers and Digital Techniques, Vol. 151, No. 3, pp. 173-182, May 2004.
  • Koulamas C., Koubias S., Papadopoulos G., "Using Cut-Through Forwarding to Retain the Real-Time Properties of Profibus over Hybrid Wired/Wireless Architectures", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Section on Distributed Network-Based Control Systems and Applications, Vol. 51, No 6, pp 1208-1217, December 2004.
  • N. Pogkas, G. Karastergios, C. Antonopoulos, S. Koubias, G. Papadopoulos "Architecture Design and Implementation of an Ad-Hoc Network for Disaster Relief Operations", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 63-72, February 2007, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TII.2007.891307.
  • Sarkas, D. Mavridis, M. Papamichail, G. Papadopoulos, “Large and Small Signal Distortion Analysis Using Modified Volterra Series”, IEEE NORCHIP 2006 Special Issue, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Springer, April 2008.
  • Ts. Stoyanova, F. Kerasiotis, A. Prayati, G. Papadopoulos, “Evaluation of Impact Factors on RSS Accuracy for Localization and Tracking Applications in Sensor Networks”, Special issue of Telecommunications Systems Journal, Springer, Vol. 42, pp 235-248, Dec. 2009, (DOI: 10.1007/s11235-009-9183-8).
  • Ch. Antonopoulos, A. Prayati, T. Stoyanova, C. Koulamas, G. Papadopoulos, “A Modeling Approach on the TelosB WSN Platform Power Consumption”, Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 83, issue 8, pp. 1355-1363, August 2010.
  • F. Kerasiotis, T. Stoyanova, and G. Papadopoulos, "Evaluation of Outdoor RSS-Based Tracking for WSNs Aiming at Topology Parameter Ranges Selection", International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services, volume 3, numbers 1 and 2, pp. 133-150, 2010.


Selected Conference Papers


  • M. Sénéclauze, J-D Decotignie, P. van der Stok, H. de Groot, M. van Hartskamp, G. van Doren, D. van Heesch, C. Otero Perez, M Joosten, C. Blanch, J. Bormans, M. Geilen, T. Basten, B. Theelen, C. Koulamas, G. Papadopoulos, A. Prayati, G. Fohler, D. Isović, G. Papadopoulos, P. Cheng, Z Abraham, “The BETSY project on timeliness and energy aspects of video streaming”, International Workshop on Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks, IWWAN 2005, London, England, May 2005.
  • C. Koulamas, G. Lafruit, A. Prayati, G. Papadopoulos, “Measurements and Modeling of Resource Consumption in Wireless Video Streaming: The Decoder Case”, Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Workshop on Wireless Multimedia Networking and Performance Modeling, WMuNeP ’06, October 6, 2006, Torremolinos, Malaga Spain, pp.67-71.
  • Sarkas, D. Mavridis, M. Papamichail, G. Papadopoulos, “Volterra analysis using Chebyshev series”, Proceedings of the IEEE, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS 2007, New Orleans, USA, ISBN: 1-4244-0921-7, Pages: 1931 – 1934, May 27-30, 2007.
  • Ts. Stoyanova, F. Kerasiotis, A. Prayati, G. Papadopoulos, “Evaluation of impact factors on RSS accuracy for Localization and Tracking Applications”, in Proceedings of 5th ACM International Workshop on Mobility Management and Wireless Access- MobiWac 2007, Chania, Crete, Greece, October 22-22, 2007, pp.9–16. (Best paper award).
  • C. Koulamas, A. Prayati, G. Papadopoulos, “A Framework for the Implementation of Adaptive Streaming Systems”, Proceedings of the 3nd ACM International Workshop on Wireless Multimedia Networking and Performance Modeling, WMuNeP ’07, October 22, 2007, Chania, Crete, Greece, pp.23-26.
  • Ts. Stoyanova, F. Kerasiotis, A. Prayati, G. Papadopoulos, "Communication-Aware Deployment for Wireless Sensor Networks", 2nd IEEE International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008, Cap Esterel France, August 2008.
  • F. Kerasiotis, T. Stoyanova, A. Prayati, G. Papadopoulos, “A Topology-oriented Solution Providing Accuracy for Outdoors RSS-based Tracking in WSNs”, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008, Cap Esterel France, August 2008.
  • Ch. Antonopoulos, A. Prayati, T. Stoyanova, C. Koulamas, G. Papadopoulos “Experimental Evaluation of a WSN Platform Power Consumption”, 23rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS ’09)/8th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Evaluation and Optimization of Ubiquitous Computing and Networked Systems (PMEO-UCNS ’09) 25-29 May, 2009 Rome Italy.
  • D. Mavridis, M. Papamichail, K. Efstathiou, G. Papadopoulos, “A low power feedback LNA for UWB using current bleeding technique”, Proceedings of the “2009 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband - ICUWB2009”, 9-11 Sept, 2009, Vancouver, Canada, ISBN: 978-1-4244-2930-1, Pages: 264 – 268.
  • M. Papamichail, D. Mavridis, G. Papadopoulos, “Pulse Generator and BPSK Modulator Design for CMOS UWB Transmitters”, Proceedings of the “2009 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology - RFIT2009”, 9-11 Dec, 2009, Singapore, ISBN: 978-1-4244-5031-2, Pages: 44 – 47.
  • D. Mavridis, M. Papamichail, G. Papadopoulos, G. Kalivas, “Inductive coupling for imbalance improvement in a UWB balun employed in a folded cascode mixer”, Proceedings of the “2010 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS2010”, 12-15 Dec, 2010, Athens, Greece, ISBN: 978-1-4244-8156-9, Pages: 182 – 185.
  • C. Antonopoulos, F. Kerasiotis, C. Koulamas, G. Papadopoulos, S. Koubias, “Design of a WSN Software Stack Synthesis Evaluation Module”, 2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), London, United Kingdom, September 8-11, 2013.
  • F. Kerasiotis, C. Koulamas, C. Antonopoulos and G. Papadopoulos, “Middleware Approaches for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Current Trends”, 4th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO), Budva, Montenegro, June 14-18, 2015.


Special Conference Presentations


  • George Papadopoulos, “Power consumption considerations in wireless and networked embedded systems”, Plenary Panel Presentation, ETFA 2007 - 12th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Patras, GR, Sept 2007.
  • George Papadopoulos, “The Use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for Monitoring and Control in Commercial Vessels”, Digital Ship Conference, Athens, GR, April 2011.
  • George Papadopoulos, “A Holistic Approach in the Development and Deployment of WSN-based Applications and Systems”, European Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability – EuNetAir, COST Action TD1105, Second Scientific Meeting, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, 18-20 December 2013.
  • G. Papadopoulos, “Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks: A Holistic Approach--Development and Planning Tools, Middleware, Power Efficiency, Interoperability”, KEYNOTE ADDRESS, 4th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing, MECO 2015, Budva, Montenegro, June 14-18, 2015.