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The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS/NTUA) is associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). It was founded in 1989 in order to carry research and development activities in the field of telecommunications systems and computer systems. ICCS employs more than 500 researchers including SECE faculty staff, senior research scientists and PhD students. ICCS participates in EURO-FOS with the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (PCRL). PCRL was founded in 1995 and is being lead by Prof. Hercules Avramopoulos. PCRL research activities focus on the design and implementation of photonic devices and subsystems for optical communication systems ranging from high-capacity optical transmission, all-optical label and burst switching networks and nodes to multi-wavelength systems for wavelength division multiplexing networks. PCRL also investigates the design and development of new photonic-based devices for terahertz/photonic communications and sensing applications. PCRL is a fully equipped laboratory with a range of high-speed test and measurement systems and a large number of passive and active photonic devices. PCRL has worldwide links and collaborations with other top research institutes and industrial research organizations and its activities are supported by industrial grants, national and EU funded research programs. PCRL has significant presence and a proven track record with successful participation and leadership in a number of European projects (DICONET, BONE, MULTIWAVE, MUFINS, LASAGNE, e-Photon/One, DO_ALL).

Personnel involved in EURO-FOS

Hercules Avramopoulos is currently heading the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). From 1989 to 1993 he worked as a member of Technical Staff in the Digital Optics Research Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA. His primary research interests have centred on the demonstration of photonic devices for optical telecommunications. His main interests are currently the research and development of new photonic-based applications and their feasibility as a commercially viable technology for the photonic industry. He has coordinated several national and European funded projects with more recent the FP6 MUFINS. Professor Avramopoulos is a member in several national scientific boards and is also participating in international technical and scientific committees.

Christos Kouloumentas received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (major in communications) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2000 and his M.Sc. degree in Optoelectronics-Microelectronics from the Physics Department of University of Crete (UoC) in 2004. In the period 2001-2008 he was employed as a research scientist in Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY - Hamburg Germany), in the Optical Communications Laboratory of the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH - Hamburg Germany) and the Optical Communications Laboratory of Athens Information Technology Center (AIT – Athens Greece), participating in various European funded research projects. He is with the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (PCRL) since December 2006 working towards his Ph.D. He is an excellent English and German language speaker. ckou(at)mail.ntua.gr

Dimitrios Apostolopoulos graduated from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens where he is currently working towards the PhD degree at the Photonic Communications Research Laboratory. His research interests are focused on high capacity next generation optical networks, the design and development of optical processing systems/sub-systems and Radio-over-Fiber technology. He actively participates in EU projects (FP7-BONE, DICONET) and has authored and coauthored more than 15 publications in IEEE and OSA journals and conferences.

Alexandros Maziotis obtained his Diploma of Computer Engineering and Informatics with specialization in telecommunications networks from the University of Patras in 2008. Mr. Maziotis is currently a member of the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory pursuing his PhD diploma on next generation optical access networks targetting on the performance enhancement of FTTH networks. He is a member of IEEE/LEOS and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Mr. Maziotis is an excellent English language speaker and also speaks German.


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