Pavlos Sermpezis

I have joined on September 2015, as a Postdoctoral Researcher, the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Greece.

I am working with Prof. Xenofontas Dimitropoulos and the INSPIRE group
of the Telecommunications and Networks Lab (TNL).

I received my PhD in Computer Science and Networks in 2015 from EURECOM,
Sophia-Antipolis, France, under the supervision of Prof. Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos. Before that, I received my Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a specialization in Telecommunications, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2011.

Research Interests

My main research interests are on computer networking: from purely ad-hoc mobile networks to the Internet's backbone.

I currently conduct research on the Internet's backbone, and, in particular, on inter-domain routing problems, using tools and approaches relating to the areas of 

  • Software-define networks (SDN)
  • Internet measurements
  • Network economics
  • Internet routing (BGP, etc.) and security

A main part of my research (during my thesis) comprises also modeling and performance analysis for mobile-to-mobile communication and mobile social networks, including:

  • opportunistic networking and computing
  • mobile networks
  • mobile data offloading
  • online and location-based social networks
... which I study using (mainly) analytic tools like:
  • stochastic processes
  • random graph theory
  • network epidemics
  • complex networks analysis