Dr. George Sklivantis
Research Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Dr. George Sklivanitis is a Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University, a faculty founding member of the FAU Center for Connected Autonomy and AI and a faculty fellow with the FAU Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering. His research focuses on modeling, optimization and experimental evaluation of advanced wireless communication systems and autonomy in challenging, congested (and sometimes contested) communication environments. He has made leading contributions in the design and implementation of software-defined radio testbeds for cognitive wireless communications and adaptive high-speed underwater acoustic networks. His research at FAU is currently funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, U.S. Army and NSF. In October 2018, he co-founded ExtremeComms Lab Inc., a wireless startup company, with the mission of bringing to market technology for hyper-fast, resilient underwater wireless networking, similar to Wi-Fi. We aim to reduce by 10x the cost of underwater monitoring operations and accelerate the deployment of underwater IoT (“Internet-of-Things”) by developing a new class of small size, software re-programmable, modular, and cost-effective underwater modems. George received his Diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 2010, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA, in 2018.