Anthony C. Boucouvalas † (1957-2021)

B.Sc., (Hons), M.Sc., D.I.C., Ph.D., C.Eng, FIEE, FIEEE, FRSA

Director of the Communication Networks and Applications Laboratory

Professor in Communications Networks and Applications at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

Anthony C. Boucouvalas

  • received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle upon Tyne University, Newcastle, U.K., in 1978,
  • the M.Sc. and D.I.C. degrees in Communications Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, London, U.K., in 1979, and
  • the Ph.D. degree in fiber optics from Imperial College, in 1982.
  • he joined the GEC Hirst Research Center and became Group Leader and Divisional Chief Scientist working on fiber-optic components, measurements, and sensors.
  • he joined Hewlett Packard Laboratories (HP) as a Project Manager, in 1987. At HP, he worked in the areas of optical communication systems, optical networks, and instrumentation, until 1994, when he joined Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, U.K.
  • he became a Professor in Multimedia Communications, and in 1999 he became Director of the Microelectronics and Multimedia research Center, in 1996.
  • In 2006, he became the Head of Department of Telecommunications Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Greece.
  • His current research interests span the fields of wireless communications, optical fiber communications and components, multimedia communications, and human-computer interfaces where he has published over 200 papers. He has contributed to the formation of IrDA as an industry standard and he is now a member of the IrDA Architectures Council contributing on new IrDA standards.
  • Dr. Boucouvalas is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, Fellow of Institue of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and, in 2002, became Fellow of IEEE, for contributions to Optical fiber components and optical wireless communications. He is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and ACM. He is an Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS NETWORKS, Associate Editorial Member for the Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal and Vice Chairman of the IEEE UK&RI Communications Chapter.
  • He is in the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Communication Systems Networks and Digital Signal Processing, (CSNDSP), and a member of Technical Committees in numerous conferences.