George Sklivanitis

Ph.D. Student

Signals, Communications, and Networking Research Group
Electrical Engineering Department
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York



Address: 238 Davis Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260 - 1920
Phone: (716) 361-2664
Email: gsklivan at buffalo dot edu



Bio | Education | Research | Publications

News

- I am co-organizing the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (IEEE WCNEE 2017)

- Received the 2016 Student Entrepreneur Award, SUNY at Buffalo

- Received the Best Demo Award, Second Prize in ACM WUWNet 2015

- Award Winner for 2014-2015 Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching, SUNY at Buffalo

- Winner, Nutaq 2014 Software-Defined Radio Academic US National Contest

- Our research on Cognitive Radios has been featured in

Short Academic Bio

I am George, a fifth year PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, and proud to be advised by Professor and EE Chair Stella N. Batalama.

I received the Electronic and Computer Engineering Diploma degree from the Technical University of Crete (TUC), under the supervision of Professor Athanasios P. Liavas, in 2010.

Five-year program; Level 7, ISCED 2011.

Education

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in progress

Engineering Diploma (5-year program) in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece, Oct. 2010

Current Research Areas

Dynamic Spectrum Access

Cognitive Radio Networking

Software Defined Wireless Networks

Software Defined Radio Testbeds

Underwater Acoustic Communications


Publications

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Articles in Journals

[4] G. Sklivanitis, A. Gannon, S. N. Batalama, and D. A. Pados, "Addressing next-generation wireless challenges with commercial software-defined radio platforms," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.54, no.1, pp.59-67, Jan. 2016.

[3] E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, T. Melodia, S. N. Batalama, and D. A. Pados, "Software-defined underwater acoustic networks: Toward a high-rate real-time reconfigurable modem," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 53, no. 11, pp.64-71, Nov. 2015.

[2] K. Alexandris, G. Sklivanitis, and A. Bletsas, "Reachback WSN connectivity: non-coherent zero-feedback distributed beamforming or TDMA energy harvesting?," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 4923-4934, Sept. 2014.

[1] A. Bletsas, A. Vlachaki, E. Kampianakis, G. Sklivanitis, J. Kimionis, K. Tountas, M. Asteris, and P. P. Markopoulos, "Building a low-cost digital garden as a telecom lab exercise," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, pp. 48-57, Jan. 2013.


Articles in Conference Proceedings

[14] G. Sklivanitis, Panos P. Markopoulos, S. N. Batalama, and Dimitris A. Pados, "Adaptive Sparse-binary waveform design for All-spectrum channelization," to appear in SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging, Anaheim, CA, April 2017.

[13] G. Sklivanitis, Panos P. Markopoulos, S. N. Batalama, and Dimitris A. Pados, "Sparse waveform design for All-spectrum channelization," to appear in the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, (ICASSP), New Orleans, USA, March 2017.

[12] G. Sklivanitis, Y. Cao, S. N. Batalama, and W. Su, "Distributed MIMO underwater systems: Receiver design and software-defined testbed implementation," to appear in 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, 2016.

[11] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, A. Gannon, S. N. Batalama, D. A. Pados, and T. Melodia, "All-spectrum cognitive channelization around narrowband and wideband primary stations," 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, 2015, pp. 1-7.

[10] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, S. N. Batalama, D. A. Pados, and T. Melodia, "Realizing All-spectrum cognitive networking on a software-defined radio testbed," in Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2015), 7th Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students Workshop (S3 2015), Paris, France, Sept. 2015.

[9] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, S. N. Batalama, D. A. Pados, and T. Melodia, "ROCH: Software-defined radio toolbox for experimental evaluation of All-spectrum cognitive networking," in Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2015), 4th ACM Workshop of Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF 2015), Paris, France, Sept. 2015.

[8] E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, T. Melodia, and S. N. Batalama, "RcUBe: Real-time Reconfigurable Radio framework with self-optimization capabilities," in Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking, (SECON), Seattle, WA, USA, June 2015.

[7] L. Drozd, T. Arcuri, J. Jagannath, D. Pados, T. Melodia, E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, "Network throughput improvement in cognitive networks by joint optimization of spectrum allocation and cross-layer routing," in NATO Symposium on "Cognitive Radio and Future Network" (IST-123), The Hague, The Netherlands, May 2014.

[6] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, D. A. Pados, S. N. Batalama, T. Melodia, and J. Matyjas, "Demonstration of All-spectrum cognitive channelization on GNU Radio and USRPN-210," in NATO Symposium on "Cognitive Radio and Future Network " (IST-123), The Hague, The Netherlands, May 2014.

[5] E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, and S. N. Batalama, "Design of a software-defined underwater acoustic modem with real-time physical layer adaptation capabilities," in Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems, (WUWNet), Rome, Italy, Nov. 2014.

[4] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, S. N. Batalama, T. Melodia, and D. A. Pados, "Receiver configuration and testbed development for underwater cognitive channelization," in Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, (ASILOMAR), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 2014.

[3] G. Sklivanitis, K. Alexandris, and A. Bletsas, "Testbed for non-coherent zero-feedback distributed beamforming," in Proceedings of the 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, May 2013.

[2] G. Sklivanitis, A. Bletsas, "Testing zero-feedback distributed beamforming with a low-cost SDR testbed," in Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, (ASILOMAR), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 2011.

[1] A. Bletsas, A. Vlachaki, E. Kampianakis, G. Sklivanitis, J. Kimionis, K. Tountas, M. Asteris, and P. P. Markopoulos, "Towards precision agriculture: Building a soil wetness multi-hop WSN from first principles," in Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop in Sensing Technologies in Architecture, Forestry and Environment, (ECOSENSE), Belgrade, Serbia, Apr. 2011.


Other Presentations

[6] E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, T. Melodia, S. N. Batalama, "Real-time video streaming in underwater acoustic networks," received the Best Demo Award, Second Prize in the 10th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems, (WUWNet), Washington, DC, Oct. 2015.

[5] G. Sklivanitis, Y. Cao, S. N. Batalama, W. Su, "Software-defined testbed implementation for distributed MIMO underwater acoustic communications," Work-In-Progress poster in the 10th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems, (WUWNet), Washington, DC, Oct. 2015.

[4] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, S. N. Batalama, D. A. Pados, T. Melodia, "Rapid prototyping of PHY/MAC-reconfigurable software-defined underwater acoustic modems with GNU Radio," presentation in GNU Radio Conference (GRCon15), Washington, DC, USA, Aug. 2015.

[3] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, S. N. Batalama, D. A. Pados, T. Melodia, "Interference avoiding all-spectrum cognitive channelization around narrowband and wideband primary stations," presentation in GNU Radio Conference (GRCon15), Washington, DC, USA, Aug. 2015.

[2] G. Sklivanitis, "Software-defined Underwater Cognitive Acoustics and Networking," invited talk at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, June 2015

[1] G. Sklivanitis, E. Demirors, A. Gannon, D. A. Pados, S. N. Batalama, T. Melodia, and J. Matyjas, "An All-GNU Radio transceiver for All-spectrum cognitive channelization," presentation in GNU Radio Conference (GRCon14), Washington, DC, USA, Sept. 2014.


Thesis

[1] G. Sklivanitis, "Study of OFDM-SDMA systems and implementation in SDR," Engineering Diploma Thesis, School of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece, Oct. 2010.

Academic Positions


Research assistant with Signals, Communications and Networking Research Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Aug. 2011 - present.


Teaching assistant for the course EE383: Communication Systems I, instructed by Prof. Stella N. Batalama, Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Jan. 2014 - May 2014.


Teaching assistant for the course EE631: Detection and Estimation Theory, instructed by Prof. M. Soumekh, Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2013.


Research assistant at Telecom Lab, School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Oct. 2010 - Aug. 2011.


Teaching assistant for the course TEL303: Digital Communication Systems, instructed by Prof. A. Bletsas, School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Spring 2011.


Teaching assistant for the course TEL412: Analysis and Design (Synthesis) of Telecom Modules, instructed by Prof. A. Bletsas, School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Fall 2010.

Professional Memberships

Graduate Student Member of the ACM, IEEE Communications, and Signal Processing Societies.

Licensed Member, Chamber of Professional Engineers of Greece.

Languages

Greek: Native (ILR: Level 5).

English: Business and academic proficiency (CEFR: Level C2, equivalent to ILR: Level 4).
- Cerificate of Proficiency in English, English Language Institute, University of Michigan, MI.
- TOEFL iBT score: 90, Educational Testing Service (ETS), NJ.

French: DELF premier degree unites A1, A2, A3, et A4.

Social Activities

President of the Hellenic Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo, 2014-present.

Vice President of the Hellenic Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo, 2013-2014.

Vice President of the Hellenic Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo, 2012-2013.

Senator of the Hellenic Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo, 2011-2012.