Dimitra Simeonidou

Dimitra Simeonidou

Director of Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

Dimitra Simeonidou is a Full Professor at the University of Bristol, the Co-Director of the University’s Institute of Digital Futures and the Director of Smart Internet Lab. Her research is focusing in the fields of high performance networks, programmable networks, wireless-optical convergence, 5G and smart city infrastructures. She is increasingly working with Social Sciences on topics of digital transformation for the society and businesses. Dimitra has been the Technical Architect and the CTO of the smart city project Bristol Is Open. She is currently leading the Bristol City/Region 5G urban pilots.

She is the author and co-author of over 500 publications, numerous patents and several major contributions to standards. She has been co-founder of two spin-out companies, the latest being the University of Bristol VC funded spin-out Zeetta Networks, http://www.zeetta.com, delivering SDN solutions for enterprise and emergency networks.

Dimitra is a Royal Society Wolfson scholar