Ioannis Tomkos

Ioannis Tomkos has been with AIT since 2002 (serving as Professor, Research Group Head and Associate Dean). He was elected as “Adjunct Professor” at the College of Optical Sciences of University of Arizona (Oct 2013) and “Adjunct Faculty Research Fellow” at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Cyprus (Jan 2014). In the past, he was “Adjunct Faculty” member at the Information Networking Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University, USA (2002–2010), Senior Research Scientist (1999–2002) at Corning Inc., USA and Research Associate (1995–1999) at University of Athens, Greece. He received his B.Sc. from University of Patras (1994), his M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering and his Ph.D. in Optical Communications Systems from University of Athens in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Tomkos has represented AIT as Principal Investigator in about 25 EU and industry funded research projects (including 6 currently active projects) related with Optical Communications/Networking and Broadband Access. In several of these projects Dr. Tomkos was a (co-)initiator of the whole activity and had a consortium-wide leading role coordinating the activities of large-scale, multi-organization, multi-national research teams. Together with his colleagues and students, he has co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed archival scientific articles. For his research accomplishments he has received several awards and distinctions, including the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the IEEE Communications Society (2007). Dr. Tomkos has been highly involved in societal work. He served as the Chairman of the International Optical Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society (2007–2008), the Chairman of the IFIP working group on Photonic Networking (2008–2009), the Chairman of the OSA Technical Group on Optical Communications (2009–2012) and the Chairman of the IEEE Photonics Society Greek Chapter (2010–2013). He has been involved, in various roles, in the organization of major conferences in the area of telecommunications/networking. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial Boards of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, the IET Journal on Optoelectronics, the Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal, and the International Journal on Telecommunications Management. He has served as guest-editor for many special issues of high-caliber Journals, including as the Chief Editor for a 2012 centennial anniversary special issue on “The evolution of Optical Networking” for the Proceedings of IEEE. Dr. Tomkos is a Fellow of the IET (2010) and a Fellow of the OSA (2012)

For JLT, he is

  • Advising the Editor in Chief on strategic directions for the journal
  • Advising the Editor in Chief on immediate paper rejections
  • Assisting Associate Editors in the field of systems and networks
  • Acting as Associate Editor for systems and networks