Alexios Birbas is the Professor of Electronics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras and Director of the Applied Electronics Lab in Patras, Greece.
He received the MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He has also held faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level at the University of Minnesota and at INPG, Grenoble, France.
He has co-founded two microelectronics-related spin-off companies and has supervised 20 Ph.D. Theses. His research interests include device electronics, optoelectronics, noise and fluctuation problems in electronics, RF and mixed-signal high-speed circuit design and implementation of sensor read-out circuits, Smart Grid electronics and Transactive Energy Systems, smart metering, 5G enabled IoT and Industry 4.0 real-time applications, edge computing accelerators, and Cyber-Physical Systems.
Dr. Birbas has also served as a consultant to the industry and has held industrial managerial positions.
He has published over 150 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.