Georgios Smaragdakis is currently a Professor with Technical University (TU) Berlin and a research collaborator with Akamai Technologies. From 2014-2017 he was a Marie Curie fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligent Laboratory (CSAIL), and from 2016-2018 a research affiliate with the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI). From 2008-2014 he acted as Senior Researcher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and at the TU Berlin. In 2008 he was a research intern at Telefonica Research. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 2009 and the Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete.

His research brings a data- and measurement-driven approach to understand the state and improve the resilience of the Internet, as well as to enhance Web privacy.

George's research was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant Award (2015), a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013), and best paper awards at ACM IMC (2018, 2016, and 2011), IEEE INFOCOM (2017), ACM CoNEXT (2015), and an IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (2019).