Georgios Smaragdakis is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting Researcher at Akamai Technologies. 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, collaboration, and policy aspects of content delivery, and Internet, Web, and content delivery analytics. George has been awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant Award (2015), a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013), and best paper awards at ACM CoNEXT (2015) and ACM IMC (2011).