CV: Research Assistant



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 Date Submitted:17-08-2017
 Last Modified:25-09-2017 (09:38)
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 Current job:Research Assistant
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsElectronics Engineer, PCB design, C programming, VHDL, Verilog, PSpice, Spice, Altium Designer, Eagle,


Sept. 2013–Dec. 2016
MSc in Information and Communication Technology Innovation, EIT Digital
Master School, G.P.A:1.5 (Sehr gut).
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany (year 2)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (year 1)
Major: Embedded Multicore Processing
Minor: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Thesis Topic: Design and implementation of a real-time tracking system for Free-Space Optical communication

Sept. 2008–July 2013
Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, G.P.A: 7.82/10.
Five year studies equivalent to master’s degree (300 ECTS)
Direction of Specialization: Electronics and Systems
Major: Electronics, Circuits, Materials Physics, Computer Systems
Minor: Telecommunications, Electric Machines, High Voltages and Industrial Layouts
Thesis Topic: All-Digital single-bit-output Audio-Video RF Transmitter and an FPGA implementation of it

2003–2006 High School, Kykkos Lyceum, Pafos, Cyprus, G.P.A:18.5/20.

July 2015–Aug. 2016
Research Assistant, Free-space Optical Communication Group,
Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin.
Development of a Free-space Optical (FSO) terminal on an embedded real-time controller.
Developed and tuned a discrete-time PID controller (C programming).
Developed the evaluation software (Labwindows CVI, Matlab) measuring the tracking error from a positional sensor.
Performed indoor and outdoor experiments for the evaluation of the system.
Achieved world record data transmission over an FSO communication link.

Sept. 2013–June 2014
Electronics Engineer, KTH Formula Student, Stockholm,Sweden.
Schematic capture, board design, assembly and testing of Accumulator Management System monitoring a high voltage accumulator for fully electric vehicle, ensuring compliance with Formula SAE regulations.
Direct contact with suppliers and sponsors, inventory control.
Won the most energy efficient vehicle award in Formula Student 2015 UK competition held at Silverstone Circuit.

June 2006–July 2008
Cadet Officer in Cyprus National Guard.
Learned to take responsibilities.
Gained team working experience.
Learned to work with deadlines.

2013–2016 EIT Digital Master School.
European Institute of Innovation and Technology scholarship covering tuition-fee waiver and one-time installation support for the entire duration of the Master’s program.

Computer skills:
Programming: C, C++, VHDL, Verilog, Matlab, Labview, CUDA, Bash, SystemC, Ada
IDEs: LabWindows CVI, Eclipse, Xilinx ISE, Mentor Graphic ModelSim
IAR Embedded Workbench
EDAs: Altium Designer, EAGLE PCB Design, PSpice
Office Suites: MS-Office, OpenOffice, Latex
Tools: SVN, GitHub
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Embedded Linux

K. Vasiliou, K. Galanopoulos, P. Sotiriadis
"All-digital video RF transmitter with embedded direct frequency synthesizer and an FPGA implementation of it", IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium 2013

Greek Native speaker
English Fluent (IELTS Overall Band Score: 7.5)
German Intermediate (B1)

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