Dr. George A. Lampropoulos received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Patras, Greece in Systems; M.Sc. in electronics and Ph.D. in signal processing from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, all in electrical engineering. His specialization is in systems, electronics and digital signal processing.
Dr. Lampropoulos has been faculty member of the following Universities: Royal Military College, Kingston Ontario Canada (1984-1989); Laval University (1987-1994); and University of Toronto (1989). Since 2008, he has been an adjunct professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Calgary.
Dr. Lampropoulos industrial experience includes: SPAR Aerospace (1989-1992), A.U.G. Signals Ltd. (1992–present as President & CEO) and A.U.G. Signals Hellas (2011–present as President & CEO). He is also the president of the Greek Space Agency (2006–present). He has supervised more than 250 industrial research projects in the area of Communications and Signal Processing including multi-sensor systems, detection, classification, multi-sensor signal processing, information fusion, and situation assessment.
Among his several contributions, Dr. Lampropoulos was the first to propose and implement distributed computing over the internet in three Geo-Innovations projects sponsored by Natural Resources Canada in 2000, which is now known as Cloud Computing.
Dr. Lampropoulos has published more than 300 articles in journals, conferences, books and technical reports in the area of signal processing. He co-edited 15 books in this field as well. Dr. Lampropoulos has been the invited keynote speaker at a number of major technical events, organized and was General Chair of major multi-society conferences, including the International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology or Photonics North (1994, 1996. 1998 – General Chair; 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – Vice Chair, 2005 Honorary Chair). He is also the General Chairman of the 2009 International Conference on Space Technology (ICST) held in Thessaloniki, Greece and organizer, finance chair of the 2011 ICST in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Lampropoulos has been in the editorial board of several scientific journals including the IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing and has organized special issues on space technology.
In 2012, Dr. Lampropoulos inducted as a fellow to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dr. Lampropoulos is a member of the CDAI (Conference Defence Associations Institute (CDAI) of Canada, the DAB (Defence Advisory Board) of Canada and often serves on the selection committee of the VIMY awards (the most prestigious Canadian military award).