Georgios Smaragdakis is a Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Akamai Technologies, and a Professor at the Technical University of Berlin. From 2014-2017 he was a Marie Curie fellow at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Interlligence Laboratory. From 2008-2014 he acted as Senior Researcher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and at the Technical University of Berlin. In 2008 he was a research intern at Telefonica Research. George 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 interests include the measurement, performance analysis, and optimization of content distribution systems on the Internet, as well as economic, peering, resilience, collaboration, and policy aspects of content delivery, and Internet, Web, and content delivery analytics.

George's research was awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant Award (2015), a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013), and best paper awards at IEEE INFOCOM (2017), ACM IMC (2016 and 2011) and ACM CoNEXT (2015).