Petros Karadimas
petros karadimas

Dr Petros Karadimas

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Petros Karadimas was born in Tripolis, Greece. He completed the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. From December 2009 to August 2011, he was a Research Fellow with the Centre for Wireless Network Design, University of Bedfordshire, U.K., where, in September 2011, he was appointed a Lecturer in electronic engineering. In August 2016, he was appointed a Lecturer in electrical and electronic engineering with the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K., where he established a research group focusing on design and optimization of antenna arrays and MIMO antennas informed by electromagnetic wave propagation and information theory principles. He also led a cross-disciplinary research activity in physical layer security for vehicular communications. He initiated the development and establishment of the Communications Sensing and Imaging research theme of the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. Since January 2022, he has been an Associate Professor with the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, U.K.

Dr. Petros Karadimas has received funding by major research councils and organizations including U.K.’s EPSRC and CDE/DSTL. More specifically, he was the Principal Investigator of the CDE/DSTL funded project (~ £100K, January 2016 - March 2016) “CDE41130: Dynamic Cyber-Security Systems over Rapidly Time-Varying Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs),” developing cryptographic key generation algorithms for vehicular communications. He was also the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC funded project (~ £250K, May 2018 - April 2020) “EP/R041660/1: Bandwidth and Energy Efficient Compact Multi-Antenna Systems for Connected Autonomous Vehicles,” designing and optimizing antenna arrays and MIMO antennas for vehicular communications. His research interests include radio propagation and wireless channel modeling, antenna arrays and MIMO antennas, communication and information theory, and physical layer wireless security and secrecy.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), Propagation Committee Member

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Chile National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT)
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

 

Invited Speaker

  • MI5-MI6 (London) and GCHQ (Cheltenham) Headquarters, Showcase Events for IoT Security Projects, May 2016

 

Media Activity

  • Greece - UK Strategic Partnership in Education (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdk5UNoOxSM), Nov. 2022

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Senior Member IEEE (SMIEEE)
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • University of Bradford, UK
  • University of Patras, Greece
  • The University of Sheffield, UK

 

Reviewing

  • Research Journal Papers (IEEE, IET, Springer)

 

Visiting Positions

  • Affiliate, James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K., Jan. 2022-Jan. 2024

 

Date


35 results

Performance Analysis of Multiport Antennas in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Channels

Journal Article
Pour Sohrab, A., Huang, Y., & Karadimas, P. (in press)
Performance Analysis of Multiport Antennas in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Channels. Wireless Personal Communications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-024-10875-0
A holistic performance analysis and classification of multiport antennas (MPAs) is conducted in this paper. We focus on 5.9 GHz vehicle-to-vehicle communications suited to the...

Spatial Channel Degrees of Freedom for Optimum Antenna Arrays

Journal Article
Huang, Y., Karadimas, P., & Sohrab, A. P. (in press)
Spatial Channel Degrees of Freedom for Optimum Antenna Arrays. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, https://doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2022.3231732
One of the ultimate goals of future wireless networks is to maximize data rates to accommodate bandwidth-hungry services and applications. Thus, extracting the maximum amount ...

Adaptive and Optimum Secret Key Establishment for Secure Vehicular Communications

Journal Article
Bottarelli, M., Karadimas, P., Epiphaniou, G., Ismail, D. K. B., & Maple, C. (2021)
Adaptive and Optimum Secret Key Establishment for Secure Vehicular Communications. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 70(3), 2310-2321. https://doi.org/10.1109/tvt.2021.3056638
In intelligent transportation systems (ITS), communications between vehicles, i.e. vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications are of greatest importance to facilitate autonomous ...

Multi-Antenna Array Topologies Optimization for Future Wireless Networks by Employing Particle Swarm Optimization

Conference Proceeding
Huang, Y. K., Karadimas, P., & Sohrab, A. P. (2019)
Multi-Antenna Array Topologies Optimization for Future Wireless Networks by Employing Particle Swarm Optimization. In 2019 PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Spring (PIERS-Spring) (4138-4143). https://doi.org/10.1109/piers-spring46901.2019.9017303
The purpose of this work is to design novel antenna array topologies that maximize channel capacity. Accordingly, we employ the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm as ...

Covariance Matrix Evaluation of a Diversity Slot Antenna for Vehicular Communications

Conference Proceeding
Sohrab, A. P., Karadimas, P., & Huang, Y. (2019)
Covariance Matrix Evaluation of a Diversity Slot Antenna for Vehicular Communications. In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (931-932). https://doi.org/10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2019.8888915
A dual-port slot antenna is proposed for vehicular communications. The antenna works at 5.9 GHz in intelligent transportation system (ITS) band. The diversity performance of t...

Diversity Antenna for Vehicular Communications in Microwave and mm-Wave Bands

Conference Proceeding
Sohrab, A. P., Karadimas, P., & Huang, Y. (2019)
Diversity Antenna for Vehicular Communications in Microwave and mm-Wave Bands. In 2019 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC) (109-111). https://doi.org/10.1109/apwc.2019.8870402
A dual band diversity antenna is proposed for vehicular communications. The antenna works at both 5.9 GHz and 60 GHz simultaneously which makes it a suitable candidate for nex...

Optimal Antenna Array Topologies for Energy Efficiency Maximization by Employing Particle Swarm Optimization

Conference Proceeding
Huang, Y., Karadimas, P., & Sohrab, A. P. (2019)
Optimal Antenna Array Topologies for Energy Efficiency Maximization by Employing Particle Swarm Optimization. In 2019 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC) (187-191). https://doi.org/10.1109/apwc.2019.8870504
The purpose of this work is to design novel antenna array topologies that maximize the energy efficiency (EE) in multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) wireless systems. To pro...

Optimizing Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Conference Proceeding
Ismail, D. K. B., Karadimas, P., Epiphaniou, G., & Al-Khateeb, H. (2019)
Optimizing Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. In Smart Technologies and Innovation for a Sustainable Future: Proceedings of the 1st American University in the Emirates International Research Conference — Dubai, UAE 2017 (287-293). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01659-3_33
We present an algorithm that allows two users to establish a symmetric cryptographic key by incorporating the most important features of the wireless channel in vehicle-to-veh...

Flexible RFID Patch for Food Spoilage Monitoring

Conference Proceeding
Yuan, M., Ghannam, R., Karadimas, P., & Heidari, H. (2018)
Flexible RFID Patch for Food Spoilage Monitoring. In 2018 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia) (68-71). https://doi.org/10.1109/primeasia.2018.8598134
When food is reversed under an inappropriate situation, for example inadequate temperature, foodstuff would turn rotten as a result of the rapid breed of food spoilage bacteri...

Error Reconciliation with Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Conference Proceeding
Ben Ismail, D. K., Karadimas, P., Epiphaniou, G., & Al-Khateeb, H. M. (2019)
Error Reconciliation with Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. In Intelligent Computing: Proceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference, Volume 2 (696-704). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01177-2_51
We present an algorithm that allows two users to establish a symmetric cryptographic key by incorporating the most important features of the wireless channel in vehicle-to-veh...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • EPSRC-EP/R041660/1 (~ £250K, May 2018 - April 2020) : Bandwidth and Energy Efficient Compact Multi-Antenna Systems for Connected Autonomous Vehicles
  • CDE/DSTL-CDE41130 (~ £100K, January 2016 - March 2016): Dynamic Cyber-Security Systems over Rapidly Time-Varying Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs)

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Mahmoud Shawky (University of Glasgow): Serverless Authentication Schemes, 2021-2022
  • Yingke Huang (University of Glasgow): Optimized Antenna Arrays, 2017-2021
  • Mirko Bottarelli (Warwick Manufacturing Group): Cryptographic Key Generation Schemes, part time, 2016-2022
  • Eleftherios Chatziantoniou (University of Bedfordshire): Spectrum Sensing Techniques, 2011-2014