Thanasis Karachalios, Ph.D. Student

Electronics Lab,
Physics Bldg. IV,
Department of Physics,
157-84 Athens



Thanasis Karachalios received his B.Sc. in Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2005. His Bachelor's Thesis was "Digital Signal Processing using Optimized Algorithms for Texas Instruments Microprocessors (DSPs)". He received his M.Sc. in Electronics and Automation at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2008. His Master's Thesis was "Research and Development of Low-power and Area-Efficient Implementation of components for WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) Physical Layer". He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Physics Department NKUA with thesis subject: "Real-Time Processing Architectures for Telecommunications Physical Layer".

Research Interests

  • Computational Models and Algorithms for Parallel Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • VLSI and FPGA Design for Digital Signal Processing


  • Hardware Development (VHDL/Verilog) for ASIC/FPGA implementations
  • Development of bit-accurate software models for complex DSP applications in hardware
  • Algorithmic Modeling using MATALAB / GNU Octave
  • Hardware/Software CoDesign for Embedded Systems
  • Software Development with all major computer languages, incuding: C, C++, JAVA, BASIC, PASCAL, FORTRAN, PROLOG
  • Embedded Software Development for DSP Applications (TI CodeComposer Studio)
  • Software Development for Database Applications (SQL, JDBC, Hibernate)
  • Distributed Application Development in MPI enviroment (MPICH)
  • Software Development using Web Services (AXIS, JAX-WS)
  • System administration in UNIX-like Operating Systems (Linux, FreeBSD)