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Sotirios Katsikeas

My name is Sotirios, but you can call me Sotiris. I am a graduate student of the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Technical University of Crete, in my native country, Greece.

I have completed my undegraduate studies with excellence and my diploma thesis "A lightweight and secure MQTT implementation for Wireless Sensor Nodes" was concluded under the guidance of Associate Professor Ioannis Papaefstathiou.

Additionaly, I am happy that I had the opportunity to continue my studies, on a postgraduate level, in the field of Network Services & Systems, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden! My postgraduate studies were concluded with my Master Thesis which was titled "vehicleLang: a probabilistic modeling and simulation language for vehicular cyber attacks".

Right now I am making another big step in my acedemic life by start working as a PhD student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology!

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Programming languages: C, C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Python, VHDL, MIPS Assembly

Web development: HTML, CSS, PHP, Java Server Pages, Java Servlets, Bootstrap framework, Joomla CMS

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple macOS, Contiki OS, TinyOS

Programming Development Tools: Mathworks MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, Netbeans IDE, Arduino IDE, Xilinx ISE Design Suite, Anaconda Python Data Science Platform

Embedded Systems Platforms: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Zolertia Z1, Silicon Labs C8051 MCUs, TI CC2500 Radio

Other Skills: Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Penetration Tester / Ethical Hacker, Software Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenFlow, Design of Secure Networked Systems


  • IEEE Student Branch Member - TUC (May 2013 - July 2016)
  • IEEE Student Member
    (Since January 2013)
  • Technical Chamber of Greece
    (Since June 2017)


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

PhD student at the NSE department

September 2018 - Currently

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Master in Network Services & Systems (2-year program)

August 2016 - June 2018

Master thesis: "vehicleLang: a probabilistic modeling and simulation language for vehicular cyber attacks"

Information about NSS Master on KTH

Technical University of Crete

Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (5-year program)

September 2010 - July 2016

Diploma thesis: 239-252-5677

Information about ECE School of the Technical University of Crete


"Lightweight & Secure Industrial IoT Communications via the MQ Telemetry Transport Protocol"

Katsikeas, S., Fysarakis, K., Miaoudakis, A., Van Bemten, A., Askoxylakis, I., Papaefstathiou, I., Plemenos, A. - 22nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2017)


"Sokaki" - A fun city explorer!

An innovative mobile application that will revolutionize the way you visit a city as a traveler

Qualified in the final phase on the "559-314-1368" student competition.

Website: /sotos183.synolgy.me/Sokaki

Participation in "Business Talents" 2015-2016 & 2016-2017

A higher education student competition exploiting a popular business simulator.

Our team, named "The4Musketeers", qualified in the semifinal round both years.

Website: 470-736-5320

"IoT Home Control and Automation with Arduino" 2.0

Monitoring my home and controlling devices from everywhere via the Internet

Personal home project

More information (260) 919-5822

"IoT Home Control and Automation with Arduino"

Controlling and automating my home's lights and temprature from everywhere via the Internet

Personal home project

More information here

"eClima" - A distributed air-conditioning system

An intelligent and distributed system for monitoring and controlling remotely the temperature of the rooms inside a residence

Implemented as a two members project for the course "Distributed Systems"

More information here

"Switch-Off the Lights!"

A custom low‐cost, multi-hop, wireless sensor network at 2.4Ghz, that will periodically monitor whether lights are switched off in the monitored areas and more importantly, whether lights should or not be switched off

Implemented as a team project for the course "Analysis and Design (Synthesis) of Telecom Modules"

Work Experience

Master Thesis Project

foreseeti AB
January 2018 - June 2018

Development of a modeling and simulation language for vehicular cyber attacks.

Security Consultant

foreseeti AB
November 2017 - November 2017

Software security consultant

Mobile App Developer

Tech Startup in Greece
February 2016 - April 2016

Development of a WindowsRT application for a technology startup in Greece.


Stockholm, Sweden