George Sklivanitis

George Sklivanitis, Ph.D.
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • 777 Glades Road, EE 311
  • Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
  • p: 561.297.1163



  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • Diploma (5-year program), Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Radio
  • Waveform Design for Interference Avoiding Networking
  • Software-defined Wireless Networks
  • Adaptive Underwater Acoustic Communications
  • Robust Localization and Navigation in GPS-less Environments
  • Autonomous Networked Systems

Recent Publications

  • G. Sklivanitis, A. Gannon, K. Tountas, D. A. Pados, S. N. Batalama, S. Reichhart, M. Medley, N. Thawdar, U. Lee, J. Matyjas, S. Pudlewski, A. Drozd, A. Amanna, F. Latus, Z. Goldsmith, D. Diaz “Airborne cognitive networking: Design, development, and deployment,” in  IEEE Access, special issue on Networks of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Wireless Communications, Applications, Control and Modeling,  Jul. 2018.

  • N. Tsagkarakis, P. P. Markopoulos, G. Sklivanitis and D. A. Pados, “L1-Norm principal-component analysis of complex data,” in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,  vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 3256-3267, Jun. 2018.

  • E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, and S. N. Batalama, “A high-rate software-defined underwater acoustic modem with real-time adaptation capabilities,” in IEEE Access, special issue on Underwater Wireless Communications and Networking,  pp. 18602-18615, Mar. 2018. 

  • G. Sklivanitis, J. Ashdown, K. Tountas, D. A. Pados, “Sparse Waveform Design for secure LPD / LPI underwater acoustic communications,”  in Proc. IEEE OCEANS, Charleston, SC, USA, Oct. 2018.

  • A. Gannon, G. Sklivanitis, P. P. Markopoulos, D. A. Pados, S. N. Batalama, “Semi-blind signal recovery in impulsive noise with L1-Norm PCA,” in Proc.  IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, (ASILOMAR), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 2018. 

  • K. Tountas, G. Sklivanitis, D. A. Pados, and S. N. Batalama, “All-spectrum digital waveform design via bit flipping,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018.

  • A. Gannon, S. Balakrishnan, G. Sklivanitis, D. A. Pados, and S. N. Batalama, “Short data record filtering for adaptive underwater acoustic communications,” in Proc. IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), Sheffield, UK, Jul. 2018. 

Research Profile

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