Management Team

Senior Researchers

Christos Masouros


Christos Masouros (SMIEEE, MIET) received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2004, and MSc by research and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 2006 and 2009 respectively. Between 2009-2010 he was a Research Associate in the University of Manchester and between 2010-2012 a Research Fellow in Queen’s University Belfast. He has held a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship between 2011-2016. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Communications and Information Systems research group, Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College London.

He is PAINLESS Network Coordinator, responsible for the overall implementation of the project

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Marco Di Renzo


He received the Laurea (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, in April 2003 and in January 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he received the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Doctor of Science) degree from the University Paris-Sud, Paris, France.

He is PAINLESS’ Training Coordinator, responsible for supervision, training and career development

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Constantinos Papadias


Constantinos B. Papadias is the Scientific Director of Athens Information Technology (AIT), in Athens, Greece, where he is also Professor and Head of its Broadband Wireless and Sensor Networks (B-WiSE) Research Group. He is also Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University. He received the Diploma of Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1991 and the Doctorate degree in Signal Processing (highest honors) from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 1995. He was a researcher at Institut Eurecom (1992-1995), Stanford University (1995-1997) and Bell Labs (as Member of Technical Staff from 1997-2001 and as Technical Manager from 2001-2006). He was also Adjunct Professor at Columbia University (2004-2005) and Carnegie Mellon University (2006-2011).

He is PAINLESS Research Coordinator responsible for research program and partner interactions, ensuring ESR projects are coherent

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David Lopez-Perez


David López-Pérez (M’12 SM´17) is currently a Senior Research Scientist and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Nokia Bell Laboratories, and his main research interests are on small cells, ultra-dense networks and unlicensed spectrum technologies, where he has pioneered work on LTE and Wi-Fi interworking. David is currently working on massive MIMO, future indoor networks and the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, IEEE802.11be. David has authored more than 135 research articles, holds over 49 patents applications, and has received a number of prestigious awards. He is an editor of IEEE TWC.

David is PAINLESS Exploitation Coordinator, responsible for IP exploitation, standardization and commercialization activities

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Emad Alsusa


Emad Alsusa completed a PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom in 2000 and in the same year he was appointed to work on developing high data rates systems as part of an industrial project based at Edinburgh University. He joined Manchester University (then UMIST) in September 2003 as a faculty member where his current rank is a Reader in the Communication Engineering Group.

Emad is PAINLESS Secondment Coordinator – responsible for Monitor recruitment regarding gender equality – and Gender Balance Coordinator – responsible for monitor recruitment regarding gender equality.

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Ioannis Krikidis


Ioannis is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He is the director of the Mobile Communications and Networking (MCN) laboratory, which conducts research in the broad area of communication theory, communication signal processing, wireless communications and networks.

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Jimmy Nielsen


Jimmy obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark. He is currently working as a postdoc researcher at the Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University. His research interests are on traffic models for M2M systems, reliable communications, wireless networks, and performance analysis of communication systems. He has served as reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters, and various IEEE conferences. He has also served as a technical program committee member on various conferences

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Pete James


Peter is Technical Specialist and Director specialising in electric and hybrid vehicles and green energy systems. Prior to Lyra Electronics he worked for Prodrive Ltd and Lucas Ltd in roles varying from Senior Engineer to Chief Engineer and Technical Specialist. During his career he has designed and developed 3 phase brushless motor drive, high and low power DC-DC converters, battery cell monitoring and balancing systems, power distribution module, control ECUs, and software for both embedded and desktop applications.

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