Evangelos Kotsakis received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Athens, Greece, his M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Salford, England. He held visiting posts in the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and VTT Information Technology, Helsinki, Finland.
He joined European commission in 2004 and since then he has been working as scientific officer in the Joint Research Center at Ispra, Italy. His research interests include Smart Grid technology, System interoperability, ICT vulnerabilities and system simulations. He joined the "Smart Electricity Systems and Interoperability" Action in September 2012.