Resumé of Evangelos (Vangelis) Pappas-Katsiafas
Vangelis has been playing with computers since the time of ZX Spectrum and Commodeore 64, when he was 15 years old.
He acquired his Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the National Technical university of Athens (NTUA, 1994,) following the direction of Information Technology & Computer Engineering.
Subsequently, acquired his MSc degree by research in 1995 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST.) He continued working in UMIST as a Research Assistant for the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)/ DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) funded project 'CHRONOS,' until 1997. Subsequently he has worked in Vodafone UK (mobile operator,) and Petroleum GeoServices (PGS), an oil exploration company. He is also a PhD candidate in UMIST, and he has published a couple of papers as the main author.
After PGS, Vangelis worked in BT Laboratories (Adastral park) - the Research and Development department of British Telecom from 1998 until 2000. The subject of his work is distributed systems, collaborative virtual environments, computer graphics, IP networking, and Quality of Service (QoS.) In October 2000 he joined Sientific Generics, a Cambridge based, high-tech consultancy, which promotes and encourages innovative ideas. Vangelis continued his career on a contract basis for Symbian Ltd (UK) in the multimedia applications team (June 2002 - Dec 2002). The Symbian Operating System is the leading and dominant smartphone platform in the industry. In January 2003 Vangelis joined Overview limited to design and implement an intelligent, networked, video surveillance device using embedded linux and secure internet connectivity. Subsequently, in January 2005 he moved to Ubinetics ltd, a leading company in the area of 3G mobile communications which today exists as Aeroflex Cambridge ltd. After 5 years of cellular technology (networks and tools) He moved to CSR in 2010 to carry out Bluetooth work. In 2011 he moved to Broadcom to develop imaging and 3d graphics technology for mobile devices.
Vangelis also got involved into the 3D mobile user interface development from 2008 by designing, developing and promoting a set of novel image browsing methods.
Throughout his academic and professional career he has developed significant skills and experience in the fields of software engineering, mobile devices, distributed computing, imaging, 3D graphics and virtual environments, IP networking, video streaming, and OO programming.