Kyriakos G. Vlachos received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1998 and his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering, also from NTUA, in 2001. From 1997 to 2001 he was a Senior Research Associate in the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (ICCS/NTUA). In April 2001 he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, working on behalf of the Applied Photonics Group. Prof. Vlachos conducted research on high-speed optical networks and DWDM transmission techniques. During 2003, he joined the National Regulation Authority of Telecommunication andPostal Service of Greece (EETT), where he served as a Scientific Advisor for various techno-economic issues for the promotion of broadband technologies. Since 2003, he was also a member of the Computer Engineering Laboratory of the Technical University of Delft,and since 2005 he has been a Faculty Member of the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of the University of Patras,Greece. In 2007, he founded the Photonic Networks and TechnologyLaboratory (PNET) (http://ru1photonicslab.cti.gr/). His research interests are in the areas of high-speed protocols and technologies forbroadband, high-speed networks, optical packet/burst switching, and grid networks. Prof. Vlachos has participated in various research projects funded by the European Commission (IST-STOLAS, IST-PRO3, ESPRIT-DOALL, ephoton/ONe, ICT-BONE, and ICT-DICONET). Prof. Vlachos is a member of IEEE and the Technical Chamber of Greece, and he periodically acts as a scientific reviewer for the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece (GSRT) as well as for the European Commission and the Netherlander Organization for Scientific Research, Technology Foundation. Prof. Vlachos is the (co)author of more than 100 journal and conference publications and holds 2 patents.