Nikos Georgakopoulos

Nikos Georgakopoulos holds a BSc in electrical Engineering and a MSc in data communication systems, experienced in both wired and wireless access aggregation and core data networks as well as in the design and programming of embedded devices through his years of experience in the greek telecom sector and his participation in the design and realization of wireless metropolitan area networks in Greek municipalities. His current research focus is on embedded system design and programming, wireless sensor network design and the integration of such systems in wide local or metropolitan area networks.

Bettina Portouli

imgBettina Portouli graduated from - highschool in 1988. In 1989 studied Didacta Secreteriat. 

In the past she had worked as a Secretary of Sales Department in VIAMAX S.A. as a Head of Translating Department at VASCO MEDICAL- MEDICAL SUPPLIES, Head of Transcript Department  at CHALARIS AND CO, LTD and she was organizing and planning medical educational seminars for SIMULAND.

In ICCS she is conserned with financial and administrative issues.


Tel: +30 210 772 2290

Evangelos Sdongos

evangelos sdongos picMr. Evangelos Sdongos is a Researcher and Scientific Project Manager at the I-SENSE Group of Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). He holds a MEng. in Telecommunications and Information Technology from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Patras University and a MBA from Hellenic Open University. He is currently PhD candidate at National Technical University of Athens. He has also published several articles in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings.  Evangelos has extensive experience in the Telecommunications domain, with regards to design, planning, implementation and integration phases of Mobile/Wireless Communication Networks (Radio Access, Transport and Core tiers for 3G/4G/5G) for either Mission Critical or Public Communications and related services. Moreover, he has significant knowledge of embedded systems and sensors in particular within the Security field. He has worked in several industrial projects involving national wide roll-out of telecommunication infrastructure (RAN and IP-Core) by major operators and vendors in Europe and Middle East as well as in research projects funded under the 7th FP.

Since September 2013, he is working in ICCS as Project and Technical Manager at a wide range of EU funded (FP7 and H2020) projects including but not limited to PPDR-TC, eVACUATE, INTE-TRANSIT, PASSME, NEXES and RECONASS. Since September 2017 he is leading the Crisis Management & Security Unit under the Smart Integrated Systems Team of the I-SENSE Group. His research interests include mobile/wireless telecommunication technologies, sensors and sensor networks, IoT and M2M, embedded systems and unmanned platforms (UxVs) with emphasis to security and crisis management applications such as next generation emergency services, disaster risk reduction, critical communications, border surveillance, asset-resources-infrastructure monitoring and situational awareness in crisis environments. He is mostly active in the field of Security under several domains (Civil Protection, Crisis management, Transport, Smart Cities, Critical Infrastructure, ICT) focusing on uptake of novel technologies for improving operational procedures and decision making.


Tel: +30 210 772 2467

Lazaros Karagiannidis

ydamigosLazaros Karagiannidis holds an M.Sc. in Mobile, Personal and Satellite Communications (University of Westminster UK, 2001) and a B.Sc. in Physics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, 2000). He has a multitude of professional skills including project management, technical management, engineering and consultancy especially in the field of telecommunications networks, radio planning, design, implementation, integration and performance testing for various wireless communication technologies and protocols (2G, 3G, LTE, WiMAX, TETRA, SCADA etc.). As an R&D Project Manager, he has participated in several EC FP7 research projects and he is currently working as a project manager at ICCS. His scientific interests range in communications architecture and telecommunications networks, focusing on mobile communications, PMR communications, sensor networks, services and applications.



Richardos Drakoulis

richardos-drakoulisRichardos Drakoulis received his Diploma degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2011. His diploma thesis was about the design and implementation of a graphics library for embedded systems. His interests include Linux operating system and programming. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.


Telephone: +210 772 10 76

Theodoros Theodoropoulos

thodoris picTheodoros Theodoropoulos holds a "MSc in Embedded Systems Design" from Telecom ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications). The degree thesis included the research and simulation of a Near Field Communications chipset and was carried out at NXP Semiconductors. In 2009 he graduated from the University of Patras and received a Diploma in Electrical Engingeering and Computer Science. Currently he is pursuing his PhD at the NTUA and is involved in several projects.

He is interested in smart grid technologies, ITS, embedded systems and software development.

Tel:+30 210 772 1076

Ioannis Damigos

ydamigosIoannis Damigos was born in Piraeus, Greece. He received his university degree in Informatics from the University of Piraeus in 2005. He obtained his MSc in “Advanced Information Systems” in the orientation of “Technology of Embedded Computing Systems” from the University of Piraeus in 2008. During his work in AMCO SA (2009 - 2012), he was heavily involved in the design and implementation of embedded software for various products, including telematic devices, LED display panels and on-board units, participating in the entire product life cycle. His current interests are about linux operating system embedded programming, bare metal programming in C programming language and comics.


Tel: +30 210 772 1076


Dr. Athanasia Tsertou


Dr. Athanasia Tsertou has graduated from the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2003. She has obtained a PhD degree in Wireless CSMA/CA Networks from the University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering and Electronics in 2006 and has worked as a Research Associate in the EPSRC funded FireGrid. Athanasia has a significant software design experience in embedded systems, working in the field of home and business CPEs for more than 5 years.

Since September 2012, she is working in ICCS where she is leading the Smart Integrated Systems team ( Athanasia has been involved as the project manager or the technical manager of several EU-funded projects (H2020, FP7 and INTERREG), including but not limited to SCENT, Clusters 2.0, SENSKIN, RECONASS, ICeWater, eVACUATE, INTE-TRANSIT, etc. Her research interests include embedded system design, cyber physical systems, sensors and sensor networks, IoT, Platform/Software as a Service architectures and innovative wireless communications technologies. Regarding application domains, she is mostly active in the field of environment, focusing on the use of in-situ and citizen generated data for improving the monitoring and management of environmental phenomena as well as in the field of logistics and supply chain management, with the aim to expand recent advances in ITS and people mobility to the freight transport domain.


Tel: +30 210 772 3865


Panos Kaliontzopoulos

Panos Kaliontzopoulos holds an Electronics Engineering degree from Anastasiadou, Higher School of Electronics (Alumnus 1973), with two years grant from State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). As project manager, division manager and member of the board of private construction companies, he designed and supervised various private and public projects in the fields of electronics and telecommunications. Also he participated in the management of SMEs, in Greece and abroad. His technical experiences include High power RF system design, shore to ship communications, PMR and PLMN networks. Pano’s technical interests include Electronics, Telecommunication and RFID. Other includes history of electronics, technical terminology and wines.


Tel: +30 210 772 1076


Evi Brousta

Evi Brousta 3Ms Evi Brousta is the main responsible for all communication and dissemination activities of I-SENSE group.

She holds a bachelor Degree in the field of Political Science and Public Administration from the School of Law, Economics and Political Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with expertise in International and European Affairs. She has been awarded with a Master of Arts in Southeast European Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Between 2006 and 2007 she has worked at the Institute of Democracy "Konstantinos Karamanlis" as an officer at the Department of Publication and Research Programs.

Between 2007 and 2009 she has been the responsible of the press office of the Greek Minister of Education, Lifelong learning and Religious affairs.

Between 2009 and 2010 she has worked as a Communications Consultant of the President and CEO of ETHEL S.A., the transport company of thermal buses, which operates the buses that serve the Athens metropolitan area.

From 2011 she is working as a Communications manager at the I-SENSE Research Group of ICCS.

Tel: +30 210 772 2526