– Ph.D. in Computer Science, Boston University, USA, October 2008 (awarded January 2009). Dissertation Title: “Overlay Network Creation and Maintenance with Selfish Users”. Advisor: Azer Bestavros – Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece, October 2002. Thesis Title: “TCP Performance over the UMTS Network”. Advisor: Michael Paterakis
Georgios Smaragdakis is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting Researcher at Akamai Technologies. From 2008-2014 he acted as Senior Researcher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and at the Technical University of Berlin. In 2008 he was a research intern at Telefonica Research. George earned the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 2009 and the Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete. His research interests include the measurement, performance analysis, and optimization of content distribution systems on the Internet, as well as economic, peering, collaboration, and policy aspects of content delivery, and Internet, Web, and content delivery analytics. George has been awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant Award (2015), a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013), and best paper awards at ACM CoNEXT (2015) and ACM IMC (2011).