Ilias Gravalos received a Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras in 2008, as well as his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering in 2011 and 2016, respectively. He has participated in a multitude of EU-funded research projects focusing on computer and system networks (Passive Optical Networks - PON, Internet of Things – IoT) and has contributed to several publications in refereed international journals and conferences. Dr. Gravalos has held faculty positions at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and at the Vocational Training Institute of Patras as Adjunct Assistant Professor. During his career he worked as a software engineer at the Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", Patras and as a system architect at NOKIA Hellas, Athens. Dr. Gravalos is an adjunct faculty member at Hellenic American University, where he teaches in the MSI program.