Foivos Michelinakis

Oslo, Norway · michelinakis.foivos [at]

I am a Communications Engineer specializing in wireless communication systems measurements. Since 2018, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Simula Metropolitan, working on 5G / NB-IoT technologies. My current research studies how applications and protocols perform over 4G/5G technologies (sub-6Ghz, mmWave, NB-IoT, LTE-M). During my PhD at IMDEA Networks Institute and University Carlos III of Madrid, I worked on optimizing the delivery of multimedia over mobile networks, under the supervision of Dr. Joerg Widmer. My research interests include "Mobile Networks", "Network Optimization" and "Content Distribution Networks".

I prefer working on real equipment rather than doing simulations / models. Currently, I work on IoT devices, as well as industrial and academic 5G testbeds.
My current project is 5G-VINNI. My past projects include eCOUSIN and MONROE.
Most of my publications can be found in PDF format at the repository of IMDEA. For more details have a look at my resume or CV.

Experience (recent)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering (SimulaMet)

5G / NB-IoT experimentation, analytics and KPI verification. Participation in the European project 5G-VINNI.

10/2018 - Present

PhD Intern

Simula Research Laboratory

Asses the performance of domains hosted in Cloud Service Providers (CSP), over mobile networks.

12/2017 - 02/2018

Research assistant

IMDEA Networks Institute

Participation in the FP7 Framework programs ''eCOUSIN'' and ''MONROE''.

10/2012 - 09/2017

Visiting PhD student

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - KAIST

Group project: develop an application that monitors the context of a mobile phone in order to minimize unnecessary radio operations.

1/2017 - 7/2017

PhD Intern


Development of a passive mobile bandwidth classification tool.

9/2014 - 11/2014


Hopefully you have already been through my Curriculum vitae. So, here is a quiz related my past education / work places!

Question 1

What is the Logo of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)?

Godess Athena
Saint Dimitrios
Saint Andreas

Question 2

What is the moto of Research and Informatics Corps of the Greek Army?

Seek for the Optimal (ΖΗΤΕΙ ΤΑ ΒΕΛΤΙΩ)
Power through Knowledge (ΙΣΧΥΣ ΔΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΓΝΩΣΕΩΣ)
Forever, The Great God applies geometry (ΑΕΙ Ο ΘΕΟΣ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ ΓΕΩΜΕΤΡΕΙ)
Along with the words, Actions (ΑΜ' ΕΠΟΣ ΑΜ' ΕΡΓΟΝ)

Question 3

Apart from IMDEA Networks, another IMDEA institute is:

Applied Physics
Social Sciences