Academic Staff

Dr Dimitrios Pezaros

Dimitrios Pezaros is Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. He is a member of the Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS) and founding director of the Networked Systems Research Laboratory (netlab) at Glasgow. Dr Pezaros has published widely and is leading research in computer communications, network and service management, resilience and accountability of future virtualised networked infrastructures, exploring technologies such as, e.g., Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

He has received funding in excess of £2.5m for his research by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Comission (EC), the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the University of Glasgow, and the industry (incl. BT, Huawei, Airbus Group, Brocade, Google, NATS, Solarflare, etc.).

Prior to joining Glasgow, Dr Pezaros has held postdoctoral and senior research associate positions at Lancaster University, where he has worked on a number of EPSRC and EU-funded projects in the areas of network measurement and management, traffic engineering, autonomic communications, and network resilience. He holds a BSc (Hons.) and a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University, and has been a doctoral fellow of Agilent Technologies Inc. between 2000 and 2004. He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the HEA, and a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos

Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos is an Academic Research Fellow (tenure track) in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. His expertise is in the areas of network-centric intelligent systems, in-network statistical predictive modelling, and contextual information processing in large-scale sensor/UxV/Edge networks. He has received funding for his research by the EC/H2020 and the industry. Dr Anagnostopoulos is coordinating (Principal Investigator) the projects: EU H2020/GNFUV and EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA)/INNOVATE, and is a co-PI of the EU PRIMES. Dr Anagnostopoulos is an author of over 100 publications, with over 1500 citations [scholar], [dblp] in refereed scientific journals/conferences. He is a member of the Information, Data, and Analysis (IDA) and associate member of the Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS) at Glasgow.

Dr Anagnostopoulos before joining Glasgow was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Ionian University and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly in the area of network-centric information systems. He has held postdoctoral research positions at University of Glasgow (UK/EPSRC) and University of Athens (EC-funded projects) in the areas of large-scale statistical learning & predictive analytics in distributed environments. He holds a BSc (Hons. and Valedictorian) in Informatics & Telecommunications, MSc (distinction) in Advanced Information Systems, and PhD in Computing Science, University of Athens. He is an associate fellow of the HEA, member of ACM and IEEE.

Dr Lewis Mackenzie

Lewis Mackenzie is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science and a member of the Systems research section. His teaching in recent years has been primarily in data communications, networks and computer systems. His research interests are in mobile ad hoc, vehicular and wireless sensor networks, advanced computer architectures and simulation.


Richard Cziva

Richard is a Research Associate in the group. His research focuses on the efficient allocation of resources in Cloud Data Centre networks through the exploitation of converged network-server resource management and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Recently, he has also been working on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) by developing the Glasgow Network Functions (GNF) framework.

Dr Konstantinos (Kostas) Kolomvatsos

Dr Kostas Kolomvatsos received his B.Sc. in Informatics from the Dept. of Informatics at the Athens University of Economics and Business in 1995, his M.Sc. and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens (UoA) in 2005 and in 2013, respectively. Currently, he belongs in the Teaching Staff of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, UoA and serves as a Senior Researcher in the same department. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Thessaly, Department of Computer Science. He has participated in several European and National research projects and he was the Principal Investigator in the research project ENFORCE in the Department of Computer Science, University of Thessaly.  His research interests are in the definition of Intelligent Systems adopting Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing for Pervasive Computing, Distributed Systems and Large Scale Data Streams. He is the author of over 50 publications in these areas.

Dr Qianru Zhou

Qianru Zhou is a Research Associate. Her research focus on knowledge base autonomic network management, on the basis of software based network (SDN). She received her Bachelor degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Shenzhen University, Guangdong, China, in 2009, and MSc degree in Optical Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 2013. She worked as a System Programmer in Sanmina, Shenzhen, China, in 2014. Since January 2015 she has been a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. 

Research Students

Gubran Al-Kubati

Gubran graduated with a Master in Science (M.Sci) in wireless communication engineering (2007--2009) and is currently working in Systems research section. His research interestes include wireless and mobile communications, vehicular ad hoc networks, Quality of Service (QoS), and cross-layer design for wireless networks.

Walaa Alayed

Walaa is a PhD student working in the area of routing protocols for next generation wireless sensor networks

Ibrahim Alghamdi

Ibrahim Alghamdi received his Master in Computer Science from Monmouth University in 2014 and his BS from Al-Baha University in 2009. Alghamdi has been with Al-Baha University since 2010, teaching courses in programming languages, networking, and software engineering. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow focusing on Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing. He is a member of the Glasgow Systems Section.

Abeer Ali

Abeer is a PhD student working on the security aspects of Software-Defined Networking.

Natascha Harth

Natascha Harth is currently a PhD student at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. She received her B.Sc in Business Information Technology from the Cooperated University Mannheim, Germany (2014) in cooperation with Hewlett Packard (HP). Natascha worked for HP as a Technical Consultant for Business Intelligent solutions. She was awarded a Master (MSc) in Data Science from the University of Glasgow (2016).

Her research areas are: Edge Computing, intelligent predictive modelling for Internet of Things (IoT) environments, and Stochastic Optimisation.

Mircea Iordache

Mircea is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow focusing on enhancing security for Software-Defined Networks.

Kyle Simpson

Kyle is an EPSRC-funded PhD student researching intrusion detection/prevention systems and machine learning.

Alumni / Interns / External Collaborators

Dr Levente Csikor

Levente has been a research associate at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow working on an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project called Network Measurement as a Service between 2016 and 2017.

Previously, he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in technical informatics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2010 and 2015, respectively.
He has been a research fellow
at the High Speed Networks Laboratory, Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, BME. Levente was involved in FP7 Unify project, as well as in several industrial projects carried on between HSN Lab and Ericcson TrafficLab Hungary (ETH) and Ericsson AB Sweden (EAB).
Recently, his interests have focused on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), in particular, the dataplane performances of different software-based network functions.

Gregg Hamilton

Project on 'Distributed VIrtual Machine Migration for Cloud Data Centres' (MRes, 2014); now at Linn

Dr Simon Jouet

Simon was a Research Assistant and PhD student at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow until 2017. Now in industry.

Dr Angelos Marnerides

Lecturer at Lancaster University

Atanas Pamukchiev

Project on 'Distributed Network Anomaly Detection on an Event Processing Framework' (BSc, 2016); now with J-P Morgan

Angelos Perivolaropoulos

Summer internship project on GNF for resource-constrained environments; currently pursuing his BSc in Computing Science degree.

Check out his internship blog here.

Dr Posco Tso

SICSA NGI fellow (2011-2014); now lecturer at Loughborough University.

Dr Kyle White

Kyle was a SICSA funded PhD student researching how to increase resilience and safety in Air Traffic Management communication networks and automated systems. Now in industry.