George Pavlou - background
Background Research Publications Teaching Supervision

I was born in Athens, Greece, but I grew up and went to school in Trikala, a city in the region of Thessaly in central Greece. I studied at the National Technical University of Athens and graduated with a Diploma (MEng equivalent) in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. After my military service, which I could have avoided it had I known that I would be staying for such a long time abroad ;-), I obtained a scholarship from the Greek Scholarship Foundation for studies abroad. In 1985-86 I did the MSc in Computer Science at University College London (UCL).

Subsequently, while working towards my PhD, I worked as Research Fellow in European and UK research projects. Between 1989 and 1992 I contributed in a major fashion to the research/design and I was the major developer behind the OSIMIS platform, which was subsequently used in a number of research projects and served as the basis for commercial products. From October 1992 I was a Senior Research Fellow, being involved in teaching and student supervision activities. I led UCL's participation in European projects, initiated a number of industrial collaborations with company research laboratories and was the driving force behind the UCL Communications Management Research Group. In 1996 I became a Senior Lecturer. In January 1998 I joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey as full professor, holding the Chair of Communication and Information Systems. I stayed at Surrey for exactly 10 years, leading the activities of the Networks Research Group in the Institute of Communication Systems. In January 2008 I returned back to UCL but this time in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, holding the Chair of Communication Networks.

I am part of the Communications and Information Systems Group in which I lead networks and services research activities. I manage participation in a number of research projects, supervise PhD students and MSc/undergraduate student projects and teach at both undergraduate and MSc levels. I am also the departments Affiliate Tutor.

Apart from communications engineering, I am interested in cultural, sports and other activities. These include cinema, literature, music - I have a large rock/jazz/classical/ethnic record collection, off-road motorbiking, trekking and cycling. I tend to spend my holidays in Elati, the Aegean islands and the area of Ardeche in south France.

George Pavlou (g dot pavlou at ucl dot ac dot uk)
this page last updated 29 November 2008