The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is a dynamic institution of higher education in Greece, founded in 1920. The Department of Computer Science/Informatics emphasizes research, both theoretical and applied, and graduate studies. Externally funded research is undertaken through the Research Centre (AUEB-RC) established in 1983. A group of three faculty members and roughly ten graduate students will be involved in the PSIRP project through the Mobile Multimedia (MMLab). The MMLab has made considerable contributions to wireless mobile multimedia networking, including application, protocol and systems analysis, design, simulation, and prototype development. It is headed by Prof. George Polyzos.
Prof. Polyzos and his group at the University of California, San Diego were among the pioneers of IP-based wireless and mobile communications, collaborating on many Internet studies with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, a key node on the original Internet backbone and for the evolution of the Internet. The group has dedicated laboratory facilities, including a multi-vendor wireless network that extends to many parts of the university, as well as experience with real ad-hoc and sensor networks. The members of the lab have an extensive list of publications, broad experience in US academic and industrial research projects, and they have participated in a number of IST projects in the last few years (such as M3I, DB-Globe, MMAPPS, B-Bone, Euro-N/FGI, and others).