Vangelis Angelakis joined LiU as a Marie Curie postdoc with the Mobile Telecommunications group in 2009. He became an assistant professor in 2013, and in 2015 he received his Docent from ITN-LiU in Infrainformatics. He is presently an associate professor.
He holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, Greece, acquired in 2008. His research interests revolve around design of telecommunication systems and network resource optimization with a focus on IoT and Smart City applications.
Vangelis has held multiple guest posts both in the industry and academia, primarily through EU funded projects. The most recent one was at Converge ICT Solutions and Services, in Athens, within the EU-FP7 SOrBet project. He has been also been a guest researcher at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China, in 2013, and a visiting research associate at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2005. He has also been a guest scholar at MAPCI (Mobile and Pervasive Computing Institute) at Lund University.
Vangelis is coordinating the EU FP7 MSCA IAPP project (SOrBet), and is the principal investigator (PI) for LiU in the the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN WiVi-2020 project. He was also PI for the EU FP7 SMARTCITIES RERUM project. He had also been acting as project manager within two more EU-funded projects coordinated by the Mobile Telecommunications group and had been in the OPTICWISE COST Action management committee. His research has also been funded by the ELLIIT excellence center, VR, and the GSRT. Vangelis has also been external evaluator for research proposals for Greek, Qatari, and Estonian funding agencies.
Vangelis has more than 50 papers in international journals and peer-reviewed conferences and two books, while he serves as an associate editor of the IEEE/KICS journal of communications and networks (JCN), and he has been serving as organizer and technical program committee member in a wide range of international conferences and workshops.