Panagiotis Mathiopoulos

Professor of Telecommunications and Signal Processing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

  • Contact: mathio[at]di[dot]uoa[dot]gr
  • Telephone: +30 210 727 5118


P. Takis Mathiopoulos received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1979, the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree with a specialization in Microwaves and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in Digital Telecommunications, in 1989, both in Canada.

Since 2014, he holds the position of Professor of Digital Communications, in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens (UoA). From 2000 - 2014, with the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) at the National Observatory of Athens, in Penteli, Athens, Greece, first as its Director (2000-2004) and then Director of Research. From 1989-2003, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), in Canada, holding the rank of Professor from 1999-2003.

Over the years, he has supervised 3 groups (at UBC, ISARS and UoA) with R&D activities in the field of “Wireless Communications”, with emphasis on research dealing with physical layer problems for both satellite and terrestrial system applications. He has participated as a partner and Principal Investigator (PI) in 7 European, 12 Greek, and 15 Canadian projects, with a total budget of more than 3M€, funded by the European Commission, European Space Agency (ESA) and the Greek and Canadian government. These include SatNEx and SatNEx-II, which were funded by the EC, SatNEx-III and OFDM Technique for Broadband Satellite Systems funded by the European Space Agency, Sensor Networks and MIMO Studies funded by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GRST), Greece.