Dr. Paschalis C. Sofotasios
Dr. Paschalis C. Sofotasios Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Paschalis C. Sofotasios was born in Volos, Greece, in 1978. He received the MEng degree from Newcastle University, UK, the MSc degree from the University of Surrey, UK, and the PhD degree from the University of Leeds, UK. He has held academic positions at the University of Leeds, UK, the University of California, Los Angleles, (UCLA) USA, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates, where he currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


Dr.  Sofotasios has supervised several MSc/PhD students and has published extensively in leading journal periodicals and conference venues in areas relating to communication theory, channel modeling, cognitive radio, cooperative communications, multi-user communications, optical wireless communications, physical layer security, mm-wave communications, wireless power transfer, hardware constrained communications and off-body communications.   His current research interests are in the broad areas of physical layer  communications  with emphasis in emerging wireless technologies and 6G mobile communication systems.


Dr. Sofotasios has received numerous scholarships/awards during his undergraduate/graduate studies and post-doctoral research. Also,  he has been a member of Technical Program Committee of numerous IEEE conferences and served as a TPC Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium of IEEE Globecom 2021 and the IEEE CommNet 2018/2019/2020. In addition, he was an Editor of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS from 2015 to 2020, and a Guest Editor with the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society while he has received Exemplary Reviewer awards by IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS.


Dr. Sofotasios currently serves as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Communications and Networks, he is an IEEE Senior Member and a co-recipient of the best paper award at IEEE ICUFN’13.

  • PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Leeds (UK) 
  • MSc, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University of Surrey (UK) 
  • MEng, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Newcastle University (UK) 
Teaching Areas
  • Wireless Communications
  • Satellite Communications
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Optical Communications
Research Interests
  • Communication theory
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Security
  • Vehicular communications