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Resumé of Evangelos (Vangelis) Pappas-Katsiafas

Vangelis acquired his Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the National Technical university of Athens (NTUA, 1994,) following the direction of Information Technology & Computer Engineering.

Subsequently, acquired his MSc degree by research in 1995 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST.) He continued working in UMIST as a Research Assistant for the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)/ DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) funded project 'CHRONOS,' until 1997. Subsequently he has worked in Vodafone UK (mobile operator,) and Petroleum GeoServices (PGS), an oil exploration company. He is also a PhD candidate in UMIST, and he has published a couple of papers as the main author.

After PGS, Vangelis  worked in BT Laboratories (Adastral park) - the Research and Development department of British Telecom from 1998 until 2000. The subject of his work is distributed systems, collaborative virtual environments, computer graphics, IP networking, and Quality of Service (QoS.) In October 2000 he joined Sientific Generics, a Cambridge based, high-tech consultancy, which promotes and encourages innovative ideas. Vangelis continued his career on a contract basis for Symbian Ltd (UK) in the multimedia applications team (June 2002 - Dec 2002). The Symbian Operating System is the leading and dominant smartphone platform in the industry. In January 2003 Vangelis joined Overview limited to design and implement an intelligent, networked, video surveillance device using embedded linux and secure internet connectivity.

Throughout his academic and professional career he has developed significant skills and experience in the fields of distributed computing, 3D graphics and virtual environments, IP networking, video streaming, and OO programming.