G. Gardikis holds a Dipl.Eng. (2000) and a PhD (2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has been actively involved in several national and EU-funded R&D projects. He is Senior Member of the IEEE/Communications and Broadcast Technology Societies and Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, also holding the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 publications in international journals and refereed conferences/workshops.