Constantinos Papadias: New adjunct professor in wireless communication

Constantinos Papadias: New adjunct professor in wireless communication

Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University has just appointed Constantinos Papadias as adjunct professor.

Camilla Klindt Thorup, Communication Officer, Department of Electronic Systems

Constantinos Papadias is an acknowledged researcher in the field of wireless communications. The appointment will be of great value to the Connectivity section, which is one of the sections of Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University (AAU).

Constantinos Papadias is happy about the acknowledgement of his work and research:

“My affiliation to Aalborg University is very special to me, as I have been collaborating with AAU for more than 10 years. I am also very happy that my appointment is with the Connectivity section, which comprises some of the top academics in the field of wireless communication. I look forward to continue the collaboration with AAU”.

International acknowledged researcher

Aalborg University contributes to top world research and this has been proven by many international rankings where AAU has excelled.

During his career, Constantinos Papadias has had the chance to work with many international researchers at different universities around the world, e.g. Stanford University and Columbia University, as well as renowned research organizations such as the Bell Labs. His work and research has been recognized with several distinctions and awards, such as a distinguished lectureship of the IEEE Communications Society. In 2013, he was named Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to signal processing and coding for multi-antenna wireless systems. Furthermore, an international acknowledged researcher as Constantinos Papadias has a lot to contribute to science and technology within wireless communication.

“Currently, I am involved in AAU research related to advanced antenna systems and wireless access techniques for next generation (5G and beyond) broadband mobile networks, systems and techniques for energy-neutral wireless networks and energy-efficient techniques for reliable connectivity in the Internet of Things (IoT)”, says Constantinos Papadias

Enjoyable Denmark

Because of Constantinos Papadias’ collaborations with AAU, he has become a big fan of Denmark and its academic system.

“AAU is one of the best universities in the world and my collaborations with AAU have always been fruitful and enjoyable, largely due to the very high caliber of faculty, students and administrators, all of which are of the highest professional and moral standard as well. I am also a big fan of Denmark and its innovation-oriented culture”, says Constantinos Papadias



  • Constantinos Papadias completed the bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1991, Greece.
  • In March 1995 he received the PhD degree in Signal Processing from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France.
  • After the PhD he has had a research and teaching assistantship in Eurecom, a post-doctoral stay at Stanford University, tenure in Bell Labs’ wireless research lab and adjunct professorships at Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon University. He also served as Dean of Athens Information Technology from 2014-2019.
  • His research interests include wireless communication systems and networks, advanced antenna technologies, spectrum sharing techniques and policy, energy-efficient wireless systems and networking, and signal processing techniques for both communications and biomedical applications, among others.



Constantinos Papadias, adjunct professor, Department of Electronic Systems AAU. Email:

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