Sotiris Nikoletseas is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of Patras University, Greece. Also, the Director of the SensorsLab and a Scientific Consultant of the Algorithms Group at the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Geneva, Ottawa and Southern California (USC).
His research interests include algorithmic aspects of wireless sensor networks and ad-hoc mobile computing, fundamental aspects of modern networking (focus on efficiency and reliability), probabilistic techniques and random graphs, average case analysis and probabilistic algorithms, computational complexity and approximation algorithms, algorithmic engineering.
He has coauthored over 200 publications in international Journals and refereed Conferences, two Books, one on the Probabilistic Method and another one on theoretical aspects of sensor networks (Springer Verlag) and 20 Invited Chapters in Books by major publishers. He has served as the Program Committee Chair of several Conferences, and as Associate Editor, Editor of Special Issues and Member of the Editorial Board of major Journals (like TCS, IEEE TC, COMNET). He has co-initiated international events related to sensor networks (ALGOSENSORS, DCOSS) and has organized several conferences in Greece (SEA 05, IPDPS 06, MSWiM 07, DCOSS 08). He has delivered several invited talks and tutorials.
He has participated/coordinated several externally funded R&D Projects related to fundamental aspects of modern networks, mainly by the European Union (EU) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Future Internet Research and Experimenatation (FIRE) Actions of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Programme as well as national projects.
- Site leader of the EU Project IoT-Lab (crowdsourcing for the Internet of Things), 2013 - 2016.
- Our Control Cube system (which enables conventional appliancies and automations to join the Internet of Things vision) was selected as one of the 10 semi-finalists of the very competitive, international IPSO Challenge 2013. The story has been covered by international press (The Wall Street Journal), major Greek press (To Vima, Kathimerini, Eleuterhotypia), Greek web portals (newsit, thebest, dete).
- New postgraduate cource on Advanced Topics in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks.
- NEW BOOK: S. Nikoletseas and Jose Rolim, "Theoretical Aspects of Distributed Computing in Sensor Networks", Springer Verlag, 2011.
- Coordinator of the EU project HOBNET (June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2013).
- Scientific Supervisor of the SHARPEN (Structural and Algorithmic Properties of Dynamic and Evolutionary Networks) Project, GSRT/Post-doc Support Action (awarded to Dr. Christoforos Raptopoulos), 2012-2015.
- Scientific Leader of the University of Patras team in the DISFER (DIstributed Sensor systems For Emergency Response) Project, GSRT/Thalis Action, 2012-2015.
- Best Paper Award at the 6th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Networks (DCOSS), Santa Barbara, USA, 2010.
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Computer Networks (COMNET) Journal (since 2011).
- Director of CTI/RU1 SensorsLab
- New Course on Algorithms for Sensor Networks at the CS Dept of U. of Patras, www.ceid.upatras.gr/courses/sensornets/