Nikos Makris is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He received his bachelor degree in 2011, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Communications in 2013, and his Ph.D. in ECE in 2020 from the same department. In the period 2020-2021 he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, USA. Since 2011, he has been participating in several EU- and NSF-funded collaborative research projects. His research interests include experimentally driven research with several radio access technologies (WiFi, LTE, 5G-NR), conducted under real environment settings, the control- and user-plane disaggregation of base station units, Multi-access Edge Computing and NFV orchestration using open-source platforms.