Antonios Paschalis

Member of the si-Cluster Steering Board, Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Αntonios Paschalis is Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Director of the Digital Systems & Computer Architecture Laboratory (DSCAL), academic member of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic innovation ecosystem in the field of space technologies and applications (si-Cluster), and Chairman of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the NKUA.

Prof. Paschalis is the local instrument manager of the space technology team that has participated since 2009 in all phases of ESA space mission PROBA-3 (that aims to demonstrate state-of-the-art technology in S/C formation flying). The Greek Team has undertaken the responsibility of the development of a hardware accelerator for on-board image data compression of the ESA PROBA-3 Coronagraph System ASPIICS and has successfully completed the ESA technical review processes for space system delivery: System Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR), according to the space standards for FPGA development, ECSS-Q-ST-60-02C.  

The DSCAL laboratory innovates worldwide in the development of high data rate hardware accelerators for all data, and 2D and 3D (hyperspectral) image compression algorithms that satisfies the space standards CCSDS 121, 122 and 123, having participating in very competitive projects of research excellence. Today, it participates in the development of the next generation space data systems in collaboration with the leading European Aerospace Industry AIRBUS and the German Space Centre DLR in the framework of the EU H2020 programme.

Prof. Paschalis was born in 1960, he received the B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1982, the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Automation and the Ph.D. in Dependable Computers, under scholarship from the NCSR “Demokritos”, in 1987, all from the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has more than 30 years of experience in the development of fault-tolerant systems, 20 years of experience in self-testing of VLSI circuits and Systems on Chip and 8 years of experience in the design of various on-board payload data processing units for space applications. He has published more than 150 scientific publications, he is co-author of a book and he holds a US patent. He has been involved in about 20 research projects funded by the ESA, the EU, the Greek government and the SARG of the NKUA and has been the project leader of 14 of them. He has participated in plenty of Organizing (9 times as General Chair), Steering and Program Committees of IEEE international events and he is a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. Ηe has supervised 7 graduated Ph.D. students, 5 of them are in Academia. Currently, there are more than 2,100 citations that refer to his published material and his h-index is 27.