On Tuesday, January 22, we had the pleasure of hosting, jointly with Corallia, a group of final year students from the 4th EPA.L (Lyceum) of Athens.

The 12 students, who are majoring in Information Technology, arrived at 10:30 a.m and were welcomed by Professor Vasileios Makios, General Director of Corallia, who introduced them to the Corallia Clusters Initiative, which comprises the mi-Cluster, si-Cluster and gi-Cluster, and emphasized the opportunities the Clusters offer to young people, who are interested in innovation.

This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Constantinos Papadias, Scientific Director of AIT, who gave an overview of AIT’s active research areas (networks & optical communications, broadband wireless & sensor networks, big data mining, software systems, internet of things, multimodal signal analytics and innovation entrepreneurship) and activities. Finally, he presented an overview of AIT’s activities and achievements within 2018.

A tour at AIT’s research labs followed, starting with the Broadband Wireless and Sensor Networks (B-WiSE) Lab, where the students met the lab’s researchers and were given a presentation of a number of wireless testbeds and systems.

The tour continued with a presentation by Dr. Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Head of the Multimodal Signal Analytics (MSA) Group, who introduced the students to the Group’s activities in the area of advanced perception systems by combination of hardware components (sensors, actuators) and software algorithms (detectors, trackers and classifiers).

The visit ended with the Networks and Optical Communications (NOC) Lab, where Dr. Dimitrios Klonidis introduced the students to optical systems, communications & networks and showed them the lab’s optical networking infrastructure.