Panos Karaminas

PhD, DIC, MSc, BSC

Contact Details:

Email:p.karaminas@ic4life.net
URL:http://skynet.ee.ic.ac.uk/karaminas.html

Work Experience

1999- present   Nortel Networks, Harlow Laboratories, Harlow, UK

Senior Engineer

1998-1999   Hellenic Navy, Centre of Telecommunication Control and Operational Planning, Greece

Telecommunication Engineer.Interdepartmental co-ordination and co-operation in different level of management in order to provide telecommunication support to the Naval Base.

Skills Gained:decisions making for a large organisation, assessing situations, demonstrate leadership, undertaking responsibility, working in a multi-disciplinary environment, reporting to senior officers, training and supervision of new recruits, taking initiatives, team work spirit, working under pressure.

1993-1998   Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of London, London, UK

Project Co-ordinator.Supervision of MEng and MSc research projects in the area of communication networks, providing guidance towards the problem solving approach as well as the deployment of the available resources and time management.

Specialist Tutorial Assistance.Tutoring undergraduate students at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

1990-1991   Public Power Corporation of Greece, Athens, Greece

Network Administrator.Installation and Administration of Local Area Networks that interconnected the main offices and combine DOS, Windows, and Unix application environments.

Education

1993-1998   Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, London, UK

PhD in Digital Communications and Diploma of Imperial College (DIC)

Thesis topic: "Array Processing in Mobile Radio Networks"

Skills Gained: thinking originally, creatively and laterally on complex technical problems, meeting deadlines, expressing and writing complicate issues clearly, overcoming obstacles, attain the ability to work with and without supervision, Monte Carlo modelling.

1991-1993   University of Athens, Athens, Greece

MSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Grade: 8.23 / 10 (ranked in the top 5% of my class)

This degree course specialises in modern electronics and telecommunication systems, with emphasis on innovative technologies such as Optical, Mobile and Satellite Networks, Broadband Communication Systems, etc. During my MSc dissertation I was working for RACE project on Application Analysis and Interface Definition for Broadband Optical Access Networks

1986-1990   University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

BSc in Physics Grade: 7.88 / 10

This course was dealt with all areas of classical and modern physics and gave me excellent quantitative and analytical skills and a solid mathematical background.

Publications

J Karaminas P. D. & Manikas A.
Beamforming-type Base Station Power Control for Personal Communication Networks
IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 23, pp. 2111-2112, November 1996.
J Karaminas P.D. and Manikas A.
Superresolution Broad Null Beamforming for Co-channel Interference Cancellation in Mobile Radio Networks
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol.49, No.3, pp.689-697, May 2000.
J Karaminas P.D. and Manikas A.
Mobile Station Positioning Using Array Processing in Personal Communication Networks
IEE Proceedings on Radar Sonar and Navigation, submitted in February 2001.

Distinctions

1999               Certificate of Achievement by Hellenic Navy
1995 - 1996   The British Council Scholarship (series of interviews)
1993 - 1995   Empeirikeion Foundation Scholarship (exams & interview)
1980 - 1996   Distinction for my performance of each year of Secondary Education

Professional Memberships

1991 - present   Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (MIEEE), USA
1993 - present   Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (AMIEE), UK

Skills

Other Activities

I love travelling immensely and also enjoy sailing (member of the Royal Yachting Association), underwater fishing, skiing, playing tennis, reading, socialising and meeting people.

Last modified: 30/07/2001