Theodoros A. Tsiftsis was born in Lamia, Greece, in 1970. He received the BSc degree in physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1993, the MSc degree in digital systems engineering from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 1995, the MSc degree in decision sciences from the Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2000, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006. He is a Professor in the School of Intelligent Systems Science & Engineering at Jinan University, China, and has recently joined the University of Thessaly, Greece. Prof. Tsiftsis is also Honorary Professor at Shandong Jiaotong University, Jinan, China. His research interests fall into the broad areas of communication theory and wireless communications with emphasis on energy efficient communications, smart surfaces, ultra-reliable and low-latency communication, and physical layer security.
Dr. Tsiftsis has served as Senior or Associate Editor in the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, IET Communications, and IEICE Transactions on Communications. He is currently an Area Editor for Wireless Communications II of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Prof. Tsiftsis has been appointed as an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE VTS DL).