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 2015-2018 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 the study of the Internet's state, resilience, and performance, as well as to the enhancement of Web privacy.

His research received the Best Paper Awards at ACM IMC in 2011, 2016, and 2018, ACM CoNEXT in 2015, and the IEEE INFOCOM in 2017, the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship in 2013, the European Research Council Starting Grant Award in 2015, and an IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize in 2019.