Petros S. Bithas received the B.S. in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2003. From the same Department he received the Ph.D. degree with specialization in “Wireless Communication Systems” in 2009. During 2004-2009, he was a research assistant at the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece. Since October 2009 he is affiliated with the Department of Εlectronics engineering of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus as a Lab Instructor. Furthermore, during the November of 2010 and February 2013 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus and during the April 2013 and September 2015 he was affiliated with the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the NOA. Since May 2015 he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus.
Dr. Bithas serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Electronics and Communications (ELSEVIER). He has also served as a project evaluator for the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (2010) and the Czech Science Foundation (2011, 2012, 2014). Dr. Bithas has been selected as an “Exemplary Reviewer” of IEEE Communications Letters for year 2010, while he is also co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2013. He has published more than thirty articles in international scientific journals and in the proceedings of international conferences. His current research interests include stochastic modelling of wireless communication channels, performance analysis of mobile communications systems, cooperative diversity reception systems and distributed MIMO techniques.