Christos Bouras is Professor in the University of Patras, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics. Also he is a scientific advisor of Research Unit 6 in Computer Technology Institute and Press - Diophantus, Patras, Greece. His research interests include Analysis of Performance of Networking and Computer Systems, Computer Networks and Protocols, Mobile and Wireless Communications, Telematics and New Services, QoS and Pricing for Networks and Services, e-learning, Networked Virtual Environments and WWW Issues. He has extended professional experience in Design and Analysis of Networks, Protocols, Telematics and New Services. He has published more than 450 papers in various well-known refereed books, conferences and journals. He is a co-author of 9 books in Greek and editor of 2 in English. He has been member of editorial board for international journals and PC member and referee in various international journals and conferences. He has participated in R&D projects.
Our research team conducts substantial research activity within Computer Engineering & Informatics Department of the University of Patras and Research Unit 6 of Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus".
We conduct research in the domain of mobile networks including the design, implementation, simulation and testing of existing and innovative technologies. In the past, we focused on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) networks and specifically on the field of multicasting over UMTS, through the Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS). We also developed novel analytical models and simulations in order to examine the coverage, capacity and spectral efficiency of MBSFN (MBMS over a single frequency network), proposed to deliver multicast services over Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems. Currently, we focus on improving the overall performance of Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) networks through frequency reuse schemes and femtocell technology.
Additionally, our team has already started preliminary research in the area of the 5th generation of mobile networks (mobile 5G). For more information on our current research interests around 5G, please visit our page for 5G under Research tab.