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About ComSoc

George Karagiannidis

2022 Member-at-Large
Europe, Middle East, Africa Region

Position Statement

George Karagiannidis is active in the IEEE Communications Society for over 20 years, serving as Editor or Guest Editor in several Comsoc journals and magazines, as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters and as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of ComSoc. Also, he served the community as Chair for 4 years of the IEEE Comsoc Greek Chapter. If he is elected Member-at-Large, he will do his best to promote the leading role of Comsoc in both Academia and Industry and, especially, to support junior and female researchers and engineers. Furthermore, his objective is to exploit his long experience in publications to improve ComSoc’s journals and conference publications. Finally, he will try to contribute in bridging the digital divide in the EMEA Region, mainly through free and low-cost on-line education services for the members.


George Karagiannidis is currently Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. of  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Head of Wireless Communications & Information Processing (WCIP) Group.  He has been involved as General Chair, Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in several IEEE and non-IEEE conferences. In the past, he was Editor in several IEEE journals and from 2012 to 2015 he was the Editor-in Chief of IEEE Communications Letters. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor-in Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society. He received the 2021 IEEE ComSoc RCC Technical Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to wireless communications systems and the 2018 IEEE ComSoc SPCE Technical Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Signal Processing for Communications. He is one of the highly-cited authors across all areas of Electrical Engineering, recognized from Clarivate Analytics as Web-of-Science Highly-Cited Researcher in the seven consecutive years 2015-2021.