Since the beginning of 2013, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. I am the director of the Mobile Communications and Networking (MCN) laboratory, which conducts research in the broad area of communication theory, communication signal processing, wireless communications and networks.

My research focus is on Wireless Communications. More specifically, I am interested in:
  • Cooperative networks (relay channel)
  • Wireless powered communications
  • MIMO systems
  • Diversity techniques
  • Full-duplex radio
  • Physical layer secrecy
  • Cognitive radio
  • Cross-layer design
  • System studies


  • [Dec16] I. Krikidis has received the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Academia Award, 2016 "In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the academia in terms of innovative communications research and IEEE ComSoc services, especially in the area of wireless communications''.
  • [Sept16] 2nd IEEE WCNC Workshop on Green and Sustainable 5G Wireless Networks , San Francisco, March 2017.
  • [June16] NEW BOOK! I. Krikidis and G. Zheng, Advanced Relay Technologies in Next Generation Wireless Communications, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Hardback 536 pages, June 2016.
  • [Sep15] IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing- Special Issue on Exploiting interference towards Energy Efficient and Secure Wireless Communications, December 2016.
  • [Aug15] Invited Lecture at the 1st Summer School on Emerging Architectures and Key Technologies for 5G Networks, Samos Island, Aug. 19-28, 2015.
  • [Aug15] New Research Position in Wireless Communications
  • [July15] Invited Professor at Niigata University, Japan.
  • [July15] 1 accepted paper in GLOBECOM15.
  • [June15] Invited Professor at INSA/INRIA, Lyon, France
  • [May15] 2 invited paper in SPAWC15.
  • [Jan15] 3 accepted papers in ICC2015, 1 accepted paper in VTC2015.
  • [Jan15] I. Krikidis joins the IEEE TCOM as Associate Editor/ area of expertise: Cognitive Radio & Full-duplex Radio.
  • [Jan15] New PhD position in Wireless Communications
  • [Jan15] EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing- Special Issue on Network Coding, Mar. 2015, Guest Editor (with F. A. Monteiro, A. Burr, I. Chatzigeorgiou, C. Hollanti, H. Seferoglu, V. Skachek)
  • [Dec14] 14-19 December 2014, invited talk at INRIA, Lyon, France.
  • [Nov14] I. Krikidis and J. S. Thompson have a chapter in the new book: MIMO Processing for 4G and Beyond MIMO Processing for 4G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Evolution (M. M. da Silva and F. Monteiro)
  • [May14] The new web page of our project FDRD is now online: FDRD
  • [Sep14] We are organizing a special session on Physical Layer Network Coding (with F. Monteiro), EUSIPCO 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • [Aug14] We are organizing a special session on 5G Wireless Communication Systems in the International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2014), Nicosia, Cyprus, August 2-4, 2014.
  • [Jun14] Invited seminar at the University of Sydney (June 2014)- Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer: An Overview.