Thanasis Korakis received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Informatics and Telecommunication Department, University of Athens, Greece, in 1994 and 1997 respectively and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from University of Thessaly, Greece in 2005. In the summer of 2004, he was a Visiting Researcher in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of California, Riverside. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Research Scientist with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University, NY. From 2006 to 2012 he was a Research Assistant Professor in the same department. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Thessaly. His research interests are in the field of networking with emphasis on wireless networks, access layer protocols, cooperative networks, network virtualisation and network experimental platforms. From 2007 to 2012 he was a voting member of the IEEE 802.16 standardization group. He served as TPC Chair of WiNTECH 2010, TPC Chair of Tridentcom 2011, General Chair of Tridentcom 2012, Chair of EMUTools 2013 and Chair of WINMEE 2016. He leads a number of projects funded by the European Union and he is the director of the network experimental infrastructure NITOS.