Dr Konstantinos Nikitopoulos is currently a Reader with the Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey, UK, and the Director of its “Wireless Systems Lab”. He is an active academic member of the 5G/6G Innovation Centre (5G/6GIC) where he leads the “Theory and Practice of Advanced Concepts in Wireless Communications” research area. His research focuses on the physical layer (PHY) aspects of pragmatic, energy and latency efficient wireless communication systems that “work in practice” and, in particular, on the intersection of (i) advanced, highly efficient, physical layer (PHY) processing design, (ii) advanced computing architectures and (iii) system level design and demonstration. As an academic, he has led a plethora of research projects, with a big part of those being market-driven and industry supported. Dr Nikitopoulos is an IEEE Senior Member and a recipient of the prestigious First Grant of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.