Talk of Mr. George K. Karagiannidis

George K. Karagiannidis

Simultaneous Lightwave Information and Power Transfer (SLIPT) for Indoor IoT Applications


The era of Internet-of-Things (IoT) opens up the opportunity for a number of promising applications in smart buildings, health monitoring, and predictive maintenance. It is remarkable that most of the data consumption/ generation, which are related to IoT applications, occurs in indoor environments. Motivated by this, optical wireless communication (OWC), such as visible light communications (VLC) or infrared (IR), have been recognized as promising alternative/complimentary technologies to RF, in order to give access to IoT devices in indoor applications. However, due to the strong dependence of the IoT on wireless access, their applications are constrained by the finite battery capacity of the involved devices.

In this talk, for first time will be presented a framework for simultaneous optical wireless information and power transfer, which we call Simultaneous Lightwave Information and Power Transfer (SLIPT), and can be used for indoor IoT applications through VLC or IR systems.

George K. Karagiannidis

George K. Karagiannidis is currently Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. and Director of Digital Telecommunications Systems and Networks Laboratory. He is also Honorary Professor at South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China.

His research interests are in the broad area of Digital Communications Systems and Signal processing, with emphasis on Wireless Communications, Optical Wireless Communications, Wireless Power Transfer and Applications, Molecular and Nanoscale Communications, Stochastic Processes in Biology and Wireless Security.

He is author or co-author of more than 450 technical papers published in scientific journals and presented at international conferences. He is also co-author of the book “Advanced Optical Wireless Communications Systems”, Cambridge Publications, 2012.

He was Editor in IEEE Transactions on Communications, Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, and several times Guest Editor in IEEE Selected Areas in Communications. From 2012 to 2015 he was the Editor-in Chief of IEEE Communications Letters.

Dr. Karagiannidis is one of the highly-cited researchers across all areas of Electrical Engineering, recognized as 2015 and 2016 Thomson Reuters highly-cited researcher.