Theodore Antonakopoulos was born in Patras, Greece in 1962. In 1979 he joined the
Hellenic Air Force Academy (HAFA), Department of Engineering, where he studied for two years. He continued his studies
in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, and in July 1985, he received the Diploma
of Electrical Engineering.
In September 1985, he started his postgraduate studies, in Computer Communication Networks,
in the Laboratory of Electromagnetics (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece), wherein he joined
the research staff, initially as a Research Associate. He actively participated in R&D projects, with fields of
interest varying from the development of local area communication networks, to the study of information processing
systems. In April 1989 he received his Ph.D. with honours, publishing his dissertation entitled: “Development and
Design of a Data Processing Unit for a High-Speed Multiservice Local Area Network“.
Since 1991, he has been on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering
Department, University of Patras, Greece, where he is currently a Professor. As Senior Researcher and Technical Supervisor in
the Laboratory of Electrotechnics, he is leading the Cognitive Computing Machines and Embedded Systems
(COMES) Group, with research focusing on the following areas: development of data communication devices and local
area and wireless networks, with emphasis on efficient hardware implementation and rapid prototyping.
The research activities evolve as part of European Union Research Projects
(ACTS & ESPRIT R&D projects e.g. LION, DISTIMA, PANORAMA, COBUCO etc.), as well as part of Research and Development
Programs, funded by the Greek government and the European industrial sector. During this period, Dr. Antonakopoulos had the
opportunity to develop collaborations with international organizations and companies such as: TITN-ALCATEL (France),
SIEMENS (Germany), GMD-FOKUS (Germany), FEL-TNO (The Netherlands), ATMEL (USA), IBM (Switzerland) etc.
In 1995-96 he
spent his sabbatical year in Research Triangle Institute (RTI), North Carolina, USA, where he was involved in hardware
development for multi-processing in mobile communications. In 2001-2002 he spent his sabbatical year in IBM Research
Laboratory (IBM-ZRL) in Zurich, Switzerland, where he was involved in hardware development for probe-based storage
published over 140 scientific papers and he has more than 1.000 citations. He participated in numerous conferences in Greece
and abroad, sometimes as a member of the organizing committee. Since 1999, he is a Senior member of IEEE, participates in
several Societies of the IEEE (AES, COM, CCS, IM, CE etc.) and is a member of the Greek Technical Chamber.