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Prof. Christos Politis

School/Department: Computer Science & Mathematics
Position: Professor


Christos is Professor (Chair) of Wireless Communications at Kingston University London, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC). There he is the co-Director (Enterprise) of the newly established Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) with a staff of 25 academics, 20 postdoctoral researchers and over 60 PhD students, making it one of the largest in the field in the UK. Upon joining KU as a Senior Lecturer in 2007, Christos co-founded and led a research group on Wireless Multimedia & Networking (WMN). He was promoted to a Reader in 2010 and to full Professor in 2015. Christos teaches modules on wireless communications and networks. Prior to this post, Christos worked for Ofcom, the UK Regulator and Competition Authority, as a Senior Research Manager. While at the University of Surrey, UK, he undertook a postdoc working on virtual distributed testbeds in the prominent Centre for Communication Systems Research (now the 5G Innovation Centre). This was preceded by placements with Intracom-Telecom SA and Maroussi 2004 SA in Athens, Greece. Christos has managed to raise several millions of funding from the EU and UK research and technology frameworks under the ICT and Security programmes. He holds two patents and has published over 170 papers in international journals and conferences and chapters in eight books. He sits in the Board of Directors (BoD) of a couple of technology start-ups and advises several governmental and commercial organisations on their research programmes/ agendas and portfolios. Christos holds a PhD and MSc from the University of Surrey, UK and a B.Eng. from the Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is a senior member of the IEEE, UK chartered engineer and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

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Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD, MSc, BEng

Research Interests

Ubiquitous and Mobile Adhoc Networks, Software Networks, Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management, Emergency Communications, 5G Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Security

Teaching Area

Wireless Communications and Networks (PG) and Network Concepts (UG)

Other Professional Activity

Senior MIEEE, MTEE Greece, UK chartered engineer


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