Anastasius Gavras is Project and Programme Manager at Eurescom and has more than 25 years of professional experience in academic and industry research. He joined Eurescom in 2000 as programme manager for the areas of management of networks & systems, security and middleware. In these areas he has managed a large number of studies and projects on topics which are of concern to the Eurescom member community of European telecom network operators and the European telecom industry at large. He has served as coordinator of several RTD projects under the European framework programmes and has experience in standardisation among others in OMG and ITU-T for which he has served as rapporteur.
His current interests are large-scale testbed for enabling experimentation in 5G and Future Internet technologies and systems among others in the context of the 5G-PPP and the FI-PPP. He is interested in innovation on top of 5G infrastructures and Future Internet platforms and the evolution of the networks in general. He is a steering board member of the 5G PPP and is actively involved in several work groups in the area of 5G. He has coordinated large EU-funded projects like FI-STAR and reTHINK in the area of Future Internet. Currently he is involved in the coordination of several 5G related projects (5G-VINNI, 5GINFIRE, SliceNet). He is author or co-author of several papers and articles in the area. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of ‘Eurescom message’ magazine and has authored several articles for the magazine, typically with a techno-socio-economic dimension.