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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Published on 10 October 2021

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), known shortly as the University of Athens and registered as Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon in EU's CORDIS, was founded in 1837 and is the oldest and top-ranked University in Greece located in the capital city Athens. The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (DIT) was founded in 1989 and is part of NKUA's School of Science. The Intelligent Wireless Systems and Information Processing Algorithms (NOESYS) research group is part of the Software Centric & Autonomic Networking (SCAN) lab (, which is a DIT's pioneering research lab consisting of around 25 researchers and software engineers. NOESYS and SCAN members possess high quality technical and management skills in the areas of 5G NR (e.g., massive MIMO, beamforming, and millimeter wave), full duplex radios, RISs and metasurface-based antennas, IoT, signal processing and machine learning for wireless communications, SDN, and NFV, as well as self-organizing, reconfigurable, and cognitive radio systems. 

NOESYS and SCAN have around 15 industrial and public-sector contracts in the areas of big data analytics, 5G networking, integrated access and backhaul, holographic MIMO, ADN, SDN, NFV, and digital governance. Their experienced researchers have been actively striving for extensive dissemination of R&D results through ETSI RIS, ETSI AFI, ETSI RRS, IEEE P1900, UMTS Forum, GreenTouch, 3GPP, DMTF, and TMF. The lab has also been involved in numerous international and national projects (including H2020: RISE-6G, 5Growth, 5GCroCo, 5GINFIRE, Fed4Fire+, and Privacy Flag; ONR: MIMO HF; ICT FP7: METIS, HARP, ADEL, CONTENT, UniverSelf, Self-NET, SACRA, CONSERN, and Where2; ARTEMIS: R3-COP; FI-WARE: FIspace and SmartAgriFood; CIP PSP LiveCity and SPECIFI; IST FP7: E3; NEWCOM++; SatNex II; ACE; IST FP6: E2R, E2R II, and LIAISON; and IST FP5: MOBIVAS and ANWIRE). The NOESYS research group has received various prestigious awards, including the EURASIP Best Paper Award of the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2021, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications 2021, and a Best Paper Award from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021.