krikidis I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. I am the director of the IRIDA Research Centre for Communication Technologies and the Mobile Communications and Networking (MCN) laboratory, which conduct research in the broad area of communication theory, communication signal processing, wireless communications and networks. I was awarded a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2018 and I am a Fellow of the IEEE.

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


  • [Nov19] I. Krikidis has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher 2019.
  • [Jul19] The IRIDA Research Centre for Communication Technologies announces (2) Phd Scholarships and (2) Senior Research Fellow positions. The selected candidates will work in the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant APOLLO project and the National strategic project IRIDA.- We are continuously searching for talended students and researchers to join our laboratory.
  • [Dec18] Received funding from the European Research Council (ERC)- consolidator grant
  • [Dec18] Elevated to IEEE Fellow for contribution to full-duplex radio and wireless powered communications.
  • [Dec18]- Director of IRIDA Research Centre for Communication Technologies, University of Cyprus [Nov18] Highly cited researcher 2018.
  • [May18-IEEE ICC18] Received the 2018 Best Paper Award from IEEE ComSoc Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee for the paper: I. Krikidis, S. Timotheou, S. Nikolaou, G. Zheng, D. W. Kwan, and R. Schober, ``Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer in modern communication systems,'' IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, pp. 104-110, Nov. 2014.
  • [Mar18] Faculty Opponent, KTH, Stockholm.
  • [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''.
  • [Sep16] 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.