Lazaros 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.