Alexis I. Aravanis was born in Athens, Greece in 1988. He graduated from the German School of Athens and received the Dipl.-Ing. (MSc ECE) Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2012. From 2011 to 2012, he completed his master´s thesis and subsequently held a Junior Research Associate position with the SIGCOM group of Prof. Björn Ottersten in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg.
In 2013 he began his mandatory military service in the Research and Informatics Corps of the Hellenic Army. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Telecommunications Engineer at Synelixis Solutions Ltd., while being a Teaching Assistant with the Mobile Radiocommunications Laboratory of NTUA. During 2016 he was a Visiting Researcher at SnT.
Since May 2016 he holds a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position in the 5Gwireless International Training Network (ITN) in the SPCOM research group at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.
He has been involved in numerous ESA, FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects in the area of telecommunications and energy efficiency. His research interests include resource allocation, stochastic optimization, wireless and satellite communications. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).