Dr. Paschalis C. Sofotasios was born in Volos, Greece, in 1978. He received his MEng degree from Newcastle University, MSc degree from the University of Surrey, and PhD degree from the University of Leeds. His MSc studies were funded by a scholarship from UK-EPSRC and his PhD studies were sponsored by UK-EPSRC and Pace plc. He has held academic positions with the University of Leeds, University of California at Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Tampere University of Technology, and Khalifa University, where he is currently an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Sofotasios' research interests include broad areas of digital and optical wireless communications including topics on pure mathematics and statistics. He has been a member and Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of numerous IEEE conferences. He was the recipient of an Exemplary Reviewer Award from the IEEE Communications Letters in 2012 and from the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2015 and 2016. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks in 2013. He currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters.