Emmanouel (Manos) Varvarigos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1965. He received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1988, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He has held faculty positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1992-1998, as an Assistant and later an Associate Professor), and Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (1998-1999, as an Associate Professor). From 1999 to June 2015, he was a Professor of Computer Engineering and Informatics (CEID) at the University of Patras. He was also for several years the Director of the Hardware, Communications and Networking Division of CEID. In June 2015 he was elected Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he created the High Speed Communication Networks Lab. From 2003-2016, he was also the Scientific Director of the Greek School Network and Network Technologies Division of the Computer Technology Institute “Diophantus” (CTI), which through its involvement in pioneering research and development projects, has a major role in the development of network technologies and telematic services in Greece, and is responsible for development and operation of the Greek School Network, the largest public Network in Greece. Professor Varvarigos has participated in over 25 USA and EU Research projects and many National Research projects. He is also currently the coordinator of three EU projects and the PI for CTI of another three EU projects that are currently in progress. Professor Varvarigos has served in the organizing and program committees of over 150 international conferences, primarily in the networking area, and in national committees. He has participated in more than 30 US- and EU-funded research projects in the areas of optical networking, grid and cloud computing, and smart energy grids, and in many national research projects. He has also worked as a researcher at Bell Communications Research, and has consulted with several companies in the US and in Europe. He has over 330 publications in refereed international journals and conferences. His research activities are in the areas of network protocols, smart energy grids, optical networking, decision support tools, optical interconnects for datacenters, grid and cloud computing, wireless networks, and network services.
Optical networking, protocols and algorithms for high-speed networks, switch architectures, data center architectures and technologies, grid and cloud computing, communication aspects of distributed computation, interconnection networks, smart energy grids, and wireless ad-hoc networks