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Nikolaos Bezirgiannidis

Nikolaos Bezirgiannidis was born and raised in Orestiada, in 1983. He received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering  from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2006. He also received his M.Sc. degree in the scientific area of Computer Networks in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2010. He is currently a PhD candidate under the advisory of Prof. Vassilis Tsaoussidis in the same department.

Research Interests 

  • Delay / Disruption Tolerant Networking
  • Routing Protocols
  • Transport Protocols in Space Environment

Research Projects 

  • Extending Internet into Space - Phase 2 - ESA/ESOC DTN/IP Testbed Implementation and Evaluation June 2009 - December 2009
  • Extending Internet Into Space - Phase 3 - DTN/IP Testbed Implementation and Optimization, Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA),  2010-2011
  • SPICE - Space Internetworking Center, FP-7 Project co-funded by European Commission
  • Space Data Routers , FP-7 Project co-funded by European Commission 


  • N. Bezirgiannidis, S. Burleigh, and V. Tsaoussidis, "Delivery Time Estimation for Space Bundles", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systemsvol.49, no.3, pp.1897,1910, July 2013
    doi: 10.1109/TAES.2013.6558026




Technical Reports

Reviewer Activities 

  • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  • Elsevier Computer Networks
  • Acta Astronautica
  • ACM MobiHoc 2013
  • GLOBECOM 2013, ISCC 2013, GLOBECOM 2011, WWIC 2011, Networking 2011, WWIC 2010, E-DTN 2009

Contact info 
Democritus University of Thrace

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Building A, ECE
Kimmeria Campus

Xanthi - 67100
Telephone: +302541079554 
E-mail: nbezirgi (at)