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Ioannis Tomkos

Head of the “High Speed Networks and Optical Communication (NOC)” Research Group at AIT


Dr. Ioannis Tomkos has been with AIT since September 2002 (serving as Professor, Research Group Head and Associate Dean). He was elected “Adjunct Professor” at the College of Optical Sciences of University of Arizona (Oct 2013) and “Adjunct Faculty Research Fellow” at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Cyprus (Jan 2014). In the past, he was Adjunct Faculty member at the Information Networking Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University, USA (2002 - 2010), senior scientist (1999 - 2002) at Corning Inc., USA.Dr. Tomkos has represented AIT as Principal Investigator in about 25 EU and industry funded research projects (including 6 currently active EU projects) related with Optical Communications/Networking and Broadband Access. Together with his colleagues and students he has authored over 500 peer-reviewed archival scientific articles in journals/magazines/books (~150) and conferences/workshops (~350). His work has received over 3700 citations and his h-factor is 31 (as of Feb’14). He has held many high-profile roles for IEEE and OSA. Among other awards, in 2014 he was a co-recipient of the IEEE/OSA “Journal of Lightwave Technology” Best Paper Award. Dr. Tomkos was elected Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (2007), Fellow of IET (2010) and a Fellow of OSA (2012) for “outstanding contributions in the field of transparent optical networking”. He serves as CxO level consultant to many ICT and in particular Telecom companies.