Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (DUTH)

Vassilis Tsaoussidis was born in Drama, Greece, in November 1966. He holds a B.Sc (honors) in Applied Mathematics from Aristotle University, Greece; a Diploma in Statistics and Computer Science from the Hellenic Institute of Statistics; and a Ph.D in Computer Networks from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (1995). He held a postdoctoral appointment at the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and faculty appointments at the Computer Science Department of SUNY Stony Brook, and at the college of Computer Science of Northeastern University, Boston. He returned to Greece in May 2003 to join the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace, where he was elected full Professor in 2007. Currently he is the Director of the Internetworking and Security Laboratory. His research interests lie mainly in space internetworking, transport/network layers including the design and evaluation of energy-saving, real time, delay-tolerant or space protocols as well as the design and evaluation of mechanisms for congestion control, routing, quality of service and reliability. Vassilis holds a visiting Professorship at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and positions as ESA delegate for the DTN CCSDS, as National Delegate for FP-7 Cooperation Space and as member of the National Strategic Reference Framework. Vassilis was/is editor for major networking journals and is editor in chief for the Journal of Internet Engineering; he edited several special issues on related topics and chaired various networking conferences. Vassilis received the honorable mention award from IEEE ISCC 2002 and the Research Award from the World Academy of Sciences. He currently supervises a team of 17 engineers.

Vasilis Katos is Assistant Professor of Information and Communications Systems Security at Democritus University of Thrace. Prior to this post he was Principal Lecturer and course tutor for the MSc in Forensic IT at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Dr. Katos obtained a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, an MBA from Keele University in the UK and a PhD in Computer Science (Network security and cryptography) from Aston University. Dr. Katos’ research is in the area of information security and more specifically in network security, privacy, computer forensics and incident response. He was Academic Advocate for Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) for 4 years and a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals; he was security consultant for Cambridge Technology Partners (Novell, Inc) for two years, a defense expert for a criminal court in the UK and performed the security audit in 2009 for the Greek hub of the Netc@rds European project on electronic healthcare services.

Ioannis Komnios received a diploma and master’s degree in ECE from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Ioannis has dealt with the functionality and optimization of the bundle protocol as well as with the evaluation of ION software against the standards defined in RFC 5050.

Efthymios Koutsogiannis obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Ioannina; and an M.Sc. in “Communication Systems and Networks” from University of Athens. He has significant engineering experience with the development of Space Packets, the integration of CFDP into DTN software as well as with the evaluation of DTN services.

Sotirios Diamantopoulos obtained a Diploma in ECE from Democritus University of Thrace in 2008. Sotiris has worked extensively with the ION and DTN-2 software and his expertise lies mainly in routing strategies and policies for Space Internetworking.

Sotiris Lenas received his Diploma in ECE from Democritus University of Thrace in 2009. Sotiris’s expertise lies mainly on disjoint/disruptive networks.

Nikos Mpezirianidis obtained a Diploma in ECE from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked on several DTN issues, such as fragmentation and custody.