Dimitra Simeonidou is a specialist in Smart City infrastructures.
Dimitra Simeonidou specialises in high performance networks, data centre networking, Software Defined Networking and Smart City infrastructures. Many of her areas of expertise overlap with industrial challenges and research objectives. For instance her research into the convergence of optical, wireless and other technologies through SDN to provide the ICT networks solutions of the future. This has resulted in the development of numerous collaborations with industrial partners such as; BT, BBC, NEC, Huawei and many others throughout her career. Dimitra and her group are also instrumental in forming SME, Industry and University collaborations through European and national funding.
She is a co-founder of two spin-out companies; Ilotron (2000) which was subsequently acquired by the US Company Altamar in 2001, and Zeetta Networks - a University of Bristol spin-out. Zeetta is delivering SDN software platforms for enterprise networks.
She is also the CTO for the Bristol Is Open (BIO) project , contributing the architecture for the smart city ICT infrastructure. BIO a joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, delivering the world’s first programmable city-wide test-bed and enabling research and innovation in critical future communication technologies for smart city infrastructures. A key aim of BIO is to encourage and support local innovative SME’s to lead the development of digital technology within Smart Cities. In recognition of leadership within Smart City research Dimitra has recently been awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.