Bartzoudis, Nikolaos - PhD
- Research Associate
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Nikos Bartzoudis (Alexandroupoli, Greece 1976) obtained his B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering at the Technical Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece, 2000). He then pursued postgraduate studies and received his M.Sc. degree (in Digital Communication Systems) and Ph.D. degree (in dependable embedded systems) from Loughborough University (UK) in 2001 and 2006 respectively. In more detail, his doctoral research was related to automated logical analysis of protocol correctness, assertion-based monitoring of FPGA-based applications and concurrency issues in dependable real-time systems.
Nikos has worked 2 years as a Research Assistant (Loughborough University , UK, 2001-2003) implementing reconfigurable hardware solutions for "Active Networks". He has also worked more than two years as a Senior Research Officer (University of Essex , UK, 2005-2008) implementing a flexible low-cost sensor-processing node with built-in self-testing utilities.
He has joined the Engineering Unit of CTTC in January 2008, working as a senior engineer in baseband signal-processing implementations for multi-carrier systems. Nikos is currently holding a Research Associate position after receiving a promotion (October 2008) and he is also in charge of the GEDOMIS testbed (April 2008). His main duties include the design and testing of FPGA-based IP blocks that implement bit-intensive baseband digital signal-processing algorithms. Nikos is also currently involved in supervising and mentoring activities for postgraduate students (PhD level). Other indicative details of his background are given below.
GEDOMIS-ADCOMM: GEDOMIS-ADaptive physical layer implementation of advanced multi-antenna COMMunication schemes. 2010 VALOR 00198, funded by AGAUR (Generalitat de Catalunya) 01/2011-01/2013. The goal of the project is from the one hand to take the legal steps to protect the IP of CTTC's MIMO mobile WiMAX prototype and from the other hand is to provide a commercialization roadmap.
BeMImoMAX: Industrial project aiming at selling software licenses (i.e., Matlab & VHDL) of CTTC's MIMO-OFDM mobile WiMAX baseband transceiver prototype via a third party.
GEDOMIS®: Laboratory environment that enables the prototyping of next generation broadband wireless communication systems, which feature bit-intensive OFDM PHY-layer techniques combined with multi-antenna schemes.
Participation in R & D projects:
- "GRE3N: General Radio concepts for ENergy cogNizant mobile communicatioNs", (01/01/12 - 31/12/14) CICYT 2011, funded by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (currently merged with MINECO)
- "BeFemto: Broadband Evolved FEMTO Networks", (01/01/10 - 30/06/12) FP7 project, funded by the EC. Contract Number: INFSO-ICT-248523
- "BuNGee: Beyond Next Generation Mobile Broadband", (01/01/10 - 30/06/12) FP7 project, funded by the EC. Grant agreement no: 248267
- "MIMO technologies for Wireless Access", (16/01/08 - 30/06/09), Medea+ program funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism. Ref.: 2A103.
- "Networking of Distributed Sensors for Proactive Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines", (01/10/05 - 15/01/08), funded by EPSRC (UK). Ref.: EP/C014790/1-2.
- "An Efficient and Flexible Architecture for Active Network Elements", (29/10/01 - 28/10/03), funded by EPSRC (UK). Ref.: GR/R31218/01.
Grants and awards:
Ph.D. studentship, Loughborough University, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, UK (01/11/03 - 31/07/05).
M.Sc. grant (as part of a training-course) Essex University, Department of Computing and Electronic Systems, UK (01/10/06 - 31/01/07).
"Torres Quevedo" grant, Spanish ministry of education and science, National plan of scientific research, technologic development and innovation. Ref: PTQ-08-01-06441.
Conference TPC and journal reviewing:
Nikos served as a member of the TPC in the following conferences: BLISS 2008, BLISS 2009, PIMRC 2009, EST 2010, CICS 2011, EST 2011. He also served as a member of the local committee in the EUSIPCO 2011 conference and reviewed papers for various other conferences (e.g. PIMRC 2008, ICT 2009, VTC 2012).
Moreover, he has reviewed papers for the following journals: IET Computers & Digital Techniques, IEEE Transactions on: Computers, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Instrumentation & Measurement, Industrial Electronics, EURASIP Journal on: Wireless Communications and Networking, Advances in Signal Processing, Elsevier Journal on: Physical Communication, Computer Networks, ACTA Press: International Journal of Computers & Applications.
OFDM, MIMO, PHY-layer algorithms, WiMAX, LTE, cognitive controllers, real-time systems, FPGAs, DSPs, power profiling, power-aware computing, adaptive processing, embedded systems, high speed digital design, VHDL, C, demonstrators, processing-demanding RTL design, system design, implementation and validation, SDR applications.
O. Font, N. Bartzoudis, A. Pascual-Iserte, D. López, A real-time MIMO-OFDM mobile WiMAX receiver: Architecture, design and FPGA implementation, Computer Networks Elsevier, Vol. 55, No. 16, pp. 3634-3647 (2011).
O. Font, N. Bartzoudis, A. Pascual-Iserte, D. López, A real-time FPGA-based implementation of a high-performance MIMO-OFDM transceiver featuring a closed-loop communication scheme, in Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2012), 8-10 October 2012, Barcelona (Spain).
O. Font, A. Pascual-Iserte, N. Bartzoudis, D. López, MATLAB as a Design and Verification Tool for the Hardware Prototyping of Wireless Communication Systems, Chapter in "MATLAB, A Fundamental Tool for Scientific Computing and Engineering Applications, Volume 2", edited by V. N. Katsikis, Published by INTECH, 2012. ISBN 978-953-51-0751-4 (DOI: 10.5772/3338).
- Payaró, Miquel
- George-Gavrincea, Ciprian
- Bas, Joan
- Bartzoudis, Nikolaos
- Vázquez, Francisco
- Rubio, José
- Requena, Manuel
- Majoral, Marc
- Moragrega, Ana
- López, David
- Pubill, David
- Vílchez, Fco. Javier
- Serra, Jordi
- Baranda, Jorge
- Núñez, José
- Blanco, Luis
- Miozzo, Marco
- Vázquez, Miguel Ángel
- Font, Oriol
- Henarejos, Pol
- Vilalta, Ricard
- Vía, Selva
- Artiga, Xavier
- Bui, Nicola