Associate Professor, School of Electronics & Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete
Aggelos Bletsas received with excellence his diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Media Arts & Sciences, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL),Cambridge MA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow and at RadiocommunicationsLaboratory (RCL), Departmentof Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, asa Visiting Scientist. He joined School of Electronicand Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, as an Assistant Professor in summer of 2009 and promoted to tenured Associate Professor at the beginning of 2014.
His research interests span the broad area of scalable wireless communication and networking, with emphasis on relay techniques, backscatter communications and RFID, energy harvesting, radio hardware/software implementationsfor wireless transceivers and low cost sensor networks. His current vision and focus is on single-transistor front-ends and backscattersensor networks, for large-scale environmental sensing. He is the principal investigator (PI) of project BLASE: Backscatter Sensor Networks for Large-Scale Environmental Sensing, funded from the General Secretariat of Research & Technology Action Proposals evaluated positively from the 3rd European Research Council (ERC) Call. He is also Management Committee (MC)member and National Representative in the European Union COST ActionIC1301 Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics (WiPE). He is Associate Editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Letters since itsfoundation and Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of flagship IEEE conferences. He holds two patents from USPTO and he was recently included in https://sites.google.com/site/highlycited/highly-cited-greek-scientists.
Dr. Bletsas was the co-recipient of IEEE Communications Society 2008 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, best paper distinction in ISWCS 2009, Siena, Italy, second best student paper award in IEEE RFID-TA 2011, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain and best paper distinction in IEEE Sensors 2013, Baltimore, USA. Two of his undergraduate advisees were winners of the 2009-2011 and 2011-2012 best Diploma Thesis contest, respectively, among all Greek Universities on ”Advanced Wireless Systems”, awarded by IEEE VTS/AES joint Greek Chapter. At the end of 2013, Dr. Bletsas was awarded the Technical University of Crete 2013 Research Excellence Award.