Applied Physical Layer Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing Encryption

Dr. Arsenia Chorti
IOF Marie Curie Research Fellow

The project Principal Investigator served as a Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications at Middlesex University in the UK between December 2008 and April 2010. She obtained the M. Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece in 1998. In 1999, she was awarded a scholarship from the French National Centre of Scientific Research (C.N.R.S.) for a laboratory internship at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour in France. Following that, she obtained through national exams the only scholarship for international post-graduate studies in Electronics from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (I.K.Y.) and pursued a D.E.A. degree in Electronics at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI in France.  In 2005 she obtained her Ph.D. in Signal Processing from Imperial College London, co-funded by I.K.Y. and Panasonic UK Ltd. for her work on third generation (3G) Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) receivers. On completion of her doctoral studies she undertook post-doctoral positions at the University of Southampton in the UK, the Technical University of Crete in Greece and University College London in the UK, between 2005 and 2008. She is a chartered engineer from the Technical Chambers of Greece since 2000. Her doctoral thesis was published – upon the editor’s invitation – in 2010 as a monograph from VDM Verlag. Her work has so far been disseminated in 30 high quality peer reviewed journals and international conferences.


Prof. Vincent H. Poor
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

In addition to his role as Dean, H. Vincent Poor (Ph.D. in EECS, Princeton, 1977) is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, where his interests lie in the areas of statistical signal processing and stochastic analysis, and their applications in wireless networking, finance and related fields. He is also affiliated with Princeton’s Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics and its Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.  From 1977 until joining the Princeton faculty in 1990, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He has also held visiting appointments at a number of universities and research institutions in the USA and abroad, including recently Imperial College (London), Stanford and Harvard.

Dr. Poor is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the UK.  He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Optical Society of America, and other scientific and technical organisations. He has served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. In 2005 he received the IEEE Education Medal.  Recent recognition of his work includes the 2007 Marconi Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Communications Society, the 2007 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the 2009 Edwin Howard Armstrong Award of the IEEE Communications Society.

He recently co-authored the book Information Theoretic Security, with Y. Liang and S. Shamai (Now Publishers: Delft, The Netherlands, 2009) and is an internationally leading scientist in the area of physical layer security for wireless and OFDM systems having published many influential papers in the field.


Prof. Apostolos Traganitis
Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete
Head of the Networks and Telecommunications Laboratory of the ICS FORTH

Professor Traganitis joined ICS, FORTH in 1988 and since then he has co-ordinated and participated in a number of EEC and nationally funded projects in the Wireless Communications and Health Care sector. He is also a professor in the Dept. of Computer Science of the University of Crete, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of Digital Communications, Wireless Networks, Communications Security, hardware design and biomedical engineering. During 1993 and 1994 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center of Satellite and Hybrid Communications Networks (CSHCN) of the Institute of Systems Research (ISR), University of Maryland, USA. Previously he has been a Researcher in the Hellenic Navy Research Laboratory (GETEN).

He has been extensively involved in research, development, deployment and evaluation activities in the area of the Security of Information, Health, and Wireless Communications Systems. His more recent activities include: the evaluation of the security aspects of the card-phones in Greece, the development of a contact less smart-card reader, the evaluation of hardware attacks to security protocols, the development of a secure m-commerce payment system using cellular telephony, the development of a system for monitoring off-the-air cellular communications, and the development of a contributory cipher key generation and distribution in ad hoc wireless networks using Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

Dr. Traganitis holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, USA, and the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.


Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides
Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete
Head, Signal Processing Laboratory, FORTH-ICS

Panagiotis Tsakalides received the Diploma in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1995. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete, and a Researcher with the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-ICS), Greece. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the Department Chairman. From 1999 to 2002, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Signal and Image Processing Institute, USC, and he consulted for the U.S. Navy and Air Force.

His research interests lie in the field of statistical signal processing with emphasis in non-Gaussian estimation and detection theory, and applications in sensor networks, audio, imaging, and multimedia systems.  He has coauthored over 100 technical publications in these areas, including 25 journal papers. He is the PI of the 1.3 M euros FP7 MC-IAPP "CS-ORION" project (2010-2014) conducting research on compressed sensing for remote imaging in aerial and terrestrial surveillance. He is a member of the ERCIM Network of Innovation/Technology and Knowledge Transfer Experts (I-Board).