George Pavlou - background
Background Research Publications Teaching Supervision

I grew up 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 Engineering. I subsequently obtained a scholarship from the Greek Scholarship Foundation and 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 many research projects and served as the basis for a number of commercial products, including those of companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard. 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 Information and Communication Enginerring 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 department's Affiliate Tutor.

Apart from communications engineering, I am interested in cultural, sports and other activities. These include music - I have a large rock/jazz/classical/ethnic record collection, cinema, travelling, off-road motorbiking and trekking. I tend to spend my holidays in Elati, the Aegean islands and especially the island of Chios and the area of Ardeche in south France. I have travelled with my motorbike in all Europe and in parts of Africa and Asia, having done once the Silk Road until Kyrgyzstan.

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