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Ioanis Nikolaidis received his B.Sc. from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1989, and subsequently his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, USA, in 1991 and 1994 respectively. He worked as a Research Scientist for ECRC GmbH (1994-1996) and joined the University of Alberta in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and became a full Professor in 2008. He has supervised, or is currently supervising, a total of 13 Ph.D. and 11 M.Sc. students. He has published more than a hundred papers in refereed journals and conferences, 4 book chapters, and recently co edited with Dr. Krzysztof Iniewski a book entitled "Building Sensor Networks: From Design to Applications".

        Dr. Nikolaidis’ research interests are in the general area of computer network protocol modeling and simulation, network protocol performance, and wireless sensor network architectures and applications. He is the co-recipient of the best paper award of CNSR 2011, recipient of the best paper presentation of ADHOC-NOW 2012, and co-recipient of the University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award as part of the the SmartCondo teaching team. He holds an Adjunct Professor appointment with the department of Occupational Therapy at the U. of Alberta. He was Area Editor for Computer Networks, Elsevier (2000-2010), and one of the most long-standing Editors (1999-2013) and Editor-in-Chief (2007-2009) for the IEEE Network magazine. Dr. Nikolaidis has co-chaired CNSR 2011, ADHOC-NOW 2004 & 2010. He serves as a steering committee member of WLN (annual workshop co-located with LCN) and of ADHOC- NOW. He served as an NSF Panel Member in 2010 and he belongs to the MITACS College of Reviewers (2007-). He has served as technical program committee member and reviewer for numerous conferences and journals, as well as for the following funding agencies: NSERC, NSF, Ontario Centers of Excellence, FWF/START (Austria), NTU/IntelliSys (Singapore), NWO (Holland). He is a member of IEEE and a lifetime member of ACM.


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