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

Physical characteristics of wireless communication channels for secret key establishment: A survey of the research

Journal Article
Bottarelli, M., Epiphaniou, G., Ismail, D. K. B., Karadimas, P., & Al-Khateeb, H. (2018)
Physical characteristics of wireless communication channels for secret key establishment: A survey of the research. Computers and Security, 78, 454-476. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2018.08.001
Physical layer security protocols have recently been deployed in the context of Wireless communications. These are derived from the intrinsic characteristics of the communicat...

Proactive Threat Detection for Connected Cars Using Recursive Bayesian Estimation

Journal Article
al-Khateeb, H., Epiphaniou, G., Reviczky, A., Karadimas, P., & Heidari, H. (2018)
Proactive Threat Detection for Connected Cars Using Recursive Bayesian Estimation. IEEE Sensors Journal, 18(12), 4822-4831. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2017.2782751
Upcoming disruptive technologies around autonomous driving of connected cars have not yet been matched with appropriate security by design principles and lack approaches to in...

Nonreciprocity Compensation Combined With Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Social IoT Networks

Journal Article
Epiphaniou, G., Karadimas, P., Kbaier Ben Ismail, D., Al-Khateeb, H., Dehghantanha, A., & Choo, K. R. (2018)
Nonreciprocity Compensation Combined With Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Social IoT Networks. IEEE Internet of Things, 5(4), 2496-2505. https://doi.org/10.1109/jiot.2017.2764384
The physical attributes of the dynamic vehicle-to-vehicle propagation channel can be utilized for the generation of highly random and symmetric cryptographic keys. However, in...

On the Covariance Matrix and Diversity Performance Evaluation of Compact Multiport Antenna Systems

Journal Article
Papamichael, V., & Karadimas, P. (2017)
On the Covariance Matrix and Diversity Performance Evaluation of Compact Multiport Antenna Systems. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 65(11), 6140-6144. https://doi.org/10.1109/tap.2017.2754439
In this communication, we present a new electromagnetic methodology that determines the covariance matrix of compact multiport antenna (MPA) systems at the early design stage....

Energy Detection Based Spectrum Sensing Over Two-Wave With Diffuse Power Fading Channels

Journal Article
Chatziantoniou, E., Allen, B., Velisavljevic, V., Karadimas, P., & Coon, J. (2016)
Energy Detection Based Spectrum Sensing Over Two-Wave With Diffuse Power Fading Channels. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(1), 868-874. https://doi.org/10.1109/tvt.2016.2556084
One of the most important factors that affects the performance of energy detection (ED) is the fading channel between the wireless nodes. This paper investigates the performan...

New Intuitive Metrics for Diversity Performance Evaluation of Multi-element Antenna Systems

Conference Proceeding
Papamichael, V., & Karadimas, P. (2015)
New Intuitive Metrics for Diversity Performance Evaluation of Multi-element Antenna Systems. In PIERS 2015 in Prague Proceedings (1963-1965
Diversity performance of multi-element antenna (MEA) systems is evaluated using several metrics. The most common are the diversity antenna gain (DAG), the effective diversity ...

Generic stochastic modeling of vehicle-to-vehicle wireless channels

Journal Article
Karadimas, P., & Matolak, D. (2014)
Generic stochastic modeling of vehicle-to-vehicle wireless channels. Vehicular Communications, 1(4), 153-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vehcom.2014.08.001
We present a generic statistical characterization of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V–V) wireless channel by adopting a stochastic modeling approach. Our approach is based on the dou...

Human Body Shadowing Characterization for 60-GHz Indoor Short-Range Wireless Links

Journal Article
Karadimas, P., Allen, B., & Smith, P. (2013)
Human Body Shadowing Characterization for 60-GHz Indoor Short-Range Wireless Links. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 12, 1650-1653. https://doi.org/10.1109/lawp.2013.2294563
We statistically characterize received signal power variations in the time domain caused by human activity affecting 60-GHz indoor short-range wireless links. Our approach is ...

60 GHz time-domain propagation measurement system

Conference Proceeding
Karadimas, P., Allen, B., & Okon, E. (2012)
60 GHz time-domain propagation measurement system. In 2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). https://doi.org/10.1109/lapc.2012.6403041
We present a measurement system and method for characterising the 60 GHz time-domain wireless propagation channel using commercially available and cost effective equipment. Ou...

Indoor-indoor and indoor-outdoor propagation trial results at 2.6 GHz

Conference Proceeding
Fang, C., Allen, B., Liu, E., Karadimas, P., Zhang, J., Glazunov, A. A., & Tufvesson, F. (2012)
Indoor-indoor and indoor-outdoor propagation trial results at 2.6 GHz. In 2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). https://doi.org/10.1109/lapc.2012.6403064
This paper presents delay spread, coherence bandwidth, and angle-of-arrival statistics derived from an extensive MIMO channel measurement campaign carried out at a central fre...

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