Aggelos Bletsas received with excellence his diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA in 2001 and 2005, respectively.
He worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge MA, first as a consultant and then as a Postdoctoral Fellow and at Radiocommunications Laboratory (RCL), Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a visiting scientist. He joined Electronic and Computer Engineering Department (ECE), Technical University of Crete, in summer of 2009, as an Assistant Professor.
His research interests span the broad area of scalable wireless communication and networking, with emphasis on relay techniques, signal processing for communication, radio hardware/software implementations for wireless transceivers and low cost sensor networks, RFID, time/frequency metrology and bibliometrics. His current vision and focus is on single-transistor front-ends and backscatter sensor networks, for LARGE-scale environmental sensing.
He is Associate Editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Letters and Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of major IEEE conferences. He holds two patents from USPTO and he was recently included in here.
Dr. Bletsas was the co-recipient of IEEE Communications Society 2008 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, best paper distinction in IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 2009, Siena, Italy, September 2009 and best student paper award in IEEE RFID Technologies & Applications 2011, Sitges Barcelona, Spain, September 2011. He is also proud of his students who were winners and finalists of the 2009-2011 and 2011-2012 best Diploma Thesis contest among all Greek Universities on "Advanced Wireless Systems", awarded by IEEE VTS/AES joint Greek Chapter.
Spring 2013: FULLY-FUNDED POSITIONS AVAILABLE starting FALL 2013! Funded Post-doc, Ph.d. and M.S. graduate studies positions at TUC/ECE available. Contact me for further info. Positions open until filled.
April 2013: Best Diploma Thesis Award from IEEE AES/VTC Joint Chapter to K. Alexandris. N. Fasarakis-Hilliard also in the finalists! Both awarded on April at Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki!
May 2012: Class project "Audio Indoor GPS" web site for "Synthesis" course, fall semester 2011 is up and running!
February 2012: Best Diploma Thesis Award from IEEE AES/VTC Joint Chapter to E. Kampianakis Thesis. J. Kimionis Thesis also in the finalists! Both awarded at an exciting ceremony held on February 17 at Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki!
September 2011: Best Student Paper Award @ IEEE RFID-TA, Sitges, Spain. This is the first award of the group!
April 2011: Presentation of the department (in greek) at an orientation event for highschool students, Chania. [pdf]
March 2011: The first public demonstration of zero-feedback, collaborative beamforming is up and running. Several optimizations are underway.
February 2011: Class projects web site for "Synthesis" course, fall semester 2010 is up and running. Check also the spring semester 2010 class projects web site of the same course.
February 2011: RFID Research hardware infrastructure is in place and complements Telecom Lab's software-defined radios (iCubes and USRPs).
January 2011: Article published (in Greek) on Greek Universities reform.
Bottom line: fed up with existing (bankrupted) administration framework. [article]
November 2010: First prototype of iCube v0.2 is ready and works, as specified! iCubes are low-cost, low-power, software-controlled radio and computing boards, designed and built in house, for teaching and research purposes. (frequency hopping 2.4 GHz radios, up to 0.5Mbps, +1dBm transmit power plus 10-bit ADC plus digital core for computing).