|Bachelor||1986, BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering, THE CITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, U.S.A.|
|Master’s degree||1987, MSc Electrical and Computer Engineering, THE CITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, U.S.A.|
|PhD degree||1999, PhD, “Optimization of Multistage Nonlinear Processes with Unknown System Disturbances”, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, U.S.A.|
|Professional and teaching experience||ACADEMIA:
2019 – Present, Professor, University of Thessaly
2002 – 2018, Professor, TEI of Thessaly
2017 and 2015, Visiting Professor, SAN JORGE UNIVERSITY, Spain
2005 – 2014, Professor & Director, MSc in Computing, STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY, Great Britain
2009, Visiting Professor, SOUTHERN DENMARK SYDANSK UNIVERSITY, Denmark
2003 – 2011, ΠΔ.407/80, School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Thessaly
2005 – 2006, ΠΔ.407/80, Department. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Thessaly
2000 – 2002, Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, U.S.A.
2000 – 2002, Adjunct Professor, Department of Telecommunications, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, U.S.A.
1996 – 2002, Senior Application Engineer- Automation Leader, DANIELI AUTOMATION- UNITED ENGINEERING, U.S.A.
1990 – 1995, Systems Engineer, WESTINGHOUSE, U.S.A.
1987 – 1990, Design Engineer of Automatic Control Systems, TIPPINS INC., U.S.A.
|Scientific / research interests||Internet of Things, Networked Control Systems, Industrial Networks & Automation, Routing Protocols|
|Selected publications||J Pittner, MA Simaan, and NS Samaras, “Improved Threading of the Tandem Cold Mill Using Advanced Control Techniques with Virtual Rolling”, 2019 IEEE IAS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA, pp. 1-8, September 29 – October 3, 2019.
Nicholas S. Samaras, Foteini S. Triantari, “On Direct Diffusion Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of the Advances in Wireless and Optical Communication RTUWO 2016, Session N1, pp. 106-112, ISBN: 978-15090-1535-1, Riga, Latvia, November 3-4, 2016.
Nicholas Samaras, “Using Basic MANET Routing Algorithms for Data Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)”, Proceedings of the 24th Telecommunication Forum TELFOR 2016, Section 2.19, pp. 140-144, 978-1-5090-4085-8, Serbia, Belgrade, November 22-23, 2016.
K Kokkinos, N Samaras, A Loukas, “Development and Evaluation of an Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System for the Calculation of Soil Water Recharge in a Watershed”, European Scientific Journal, November 2015, Special Edition, ISSN: 1857-7881 (print) e-ISSN 1857-7431.
NS Samaras, K Kokkinos, C Chaikalis, V Vlachos, “On intrusion detection in opportunistic networks ””, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Interscience Publishers, Switzerland, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 222-242, 2015.
|Courses taught during||Computer Networks ΙΙ|
|Additional information||PRIZE PAPER AWARD Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Application Society, 1998 Prize Paper Award. Title: “Water-Cooled End-point Boundary Temperature Control of Hot Strip via Dynamic Programming.”
US Patent Office Approval of patent application no. 684.240/10/06/2000 “Optimized temperature trajectory tracking of Runout Table (ROT) cooling process”
IEEE Senior Member