Kostas Adam graduated from the Physics department of the School of Exact Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) and is an undergraduate of the Mathematics department of the same School. He received his Research M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, where he worked in the applications of quantum field theory in cold dense matter. He is active in private higher education, teaching Physics and Mathematics to students in Colleges as well as to students of various schools of Exact Sciences and various departments of the Polytechnic School.
Dr. Ampatzoglou Apostolos
Dr. Apostolos Ampatzoglou is a Guest Researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Groningen, where he carries out research in the area of software engineering. In the period 2013-2016 he was an Assistant Professor at the same department, carrying out research and teaching in software engineering. He holds a BSc on Information Systems (2003), an MSc on Computer Systems (2005) and a PhD in Software Engineering by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2012). His current research interests are focused on technical debt, reverse engineering, software maintainability, software quality management, open source software engineering and software design. He has published more than 45 papers in international journals and conferences. He is/was involved in over 10 research and development projects in Information & Communication Technologies with funding from national and international organizations. Finally, he serves as a reviewer in numerous leading journals of the software engineering domain, and as a member of various international conference program committees.
Arvanitou Elvira-Maria, PhD c.
Elvira-Maria Arvanitou is PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Groningen (Netherlands). In February 2013, she finished her postgraduate studies in Information Systems at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). She graduated from the Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki with a degree in Computer Science in September 2011. She has published papers in international conferences and academic journals. Her research interests are focused on reverse engineering, software maintainability, software quality management, open source software engineering and software design.
As a graduate from the School of Computer Science and Telecommunications in the University of Athens, he was awarded a scholarship to complete his Masters Degree in Communication Systems and Signal Processing, in the University of Bristol (with distinction). He worked for three years as a telecommunications engineer and researcher for wireless networks, at ProVision Communications. The context of research involved the enhancement of wireless network technologies regarding video applications, the enhancement of antennas and other technical issues. Role responsibilities also involved the mentoring of postgraduate students for their dissertations in collaboration with the University of Bristol. He holds a patent (shared with Prof. Andrew Nix) titled “Antenna Assembly for a Wireless Communication Device” (WO2012004602), published on 12th January 2012. He has also been awarded a runner up position at NMI (National Microelectronics Institute of UK) as Young Engineer of the Year 2009. Back to Greece, he has been working for the last three years as a software engineer at SeaSoft – Shipping Application, for shipping applications. His interest has also focused on education, teaching students on programming, computer science and telecommunications.
Qualified Electrical Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and DEA of the Paris 6 University. He worked for SAGEM as telecommunications R&D engineer. With his return in Greece he has been involved in the design and support of nationwide information systems. At the same time he is an active instructor, with specialization in Data Networking and Telecommunications. He has worked in the design and implementation of Cisco-based networking infrastructure and he is also a Certified Cisco Academy Instructor.
Dr. Efthimiadis George
George Efthimiadis holds a BSc in Accounting from the Technological Institute of Piraeus, a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Statistics and Modeling from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. At present, he is a PhD candidate of the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia. He has worked for several years as a professor and has worked in various projects as a statistician. He is rapporteur in LAEK’s training programs and has published works in international scientific researches. His research interests are statistical analysis, the statistical quality control, operational research, Markov and semi-Markov processes, time series study.
Goudosis Thanasis, PhD c.
Thanasis Goudosis has a degree on Mathematics from the University of the Aegean (1998), Master In Science in Information Security from the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway and Bedford new College, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, Egham, London (United Kingdom) (1999) and since 2015 he is a Candidate PhD student of Piraeus University, School of Information Technology and Communications, Department of Digital Systems. He has worked in the private sector as Information Security Consultant and various IT positions in public sector. He has participated in a number of European projects and has publications in conferences and journals. Areas of particular research interest are the public key encryption and the information security in basic infrastructures.
Dr. Ilioudi Mata
Dr. Mata Ilioudi graduated in 2004 from the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Department of Informatics at the Economic University of Athens, where in 2005 she received her Master of Science in Information Systems. She holds a PhD from the University of Peloponnese and has published papers in the field of IT, and especially of Health Informatics. At the same time, she has contributed to scientific journals as a reviewer. Her presence in the field of education began in 2005, and, among other things, she has taught in the School of Programmers of the Greek Army and Vocational Training Institutes. She is also an external collaborator of the Laboratory of Applied Digital Health Economics and Health (DigiTHEA Lab) Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese. In addition, she has worked as an Analyst and Project Manager for the monitoring and implementation of all the development phases in IT projects in both the public and the private sector. Her research activity is mainly focused on electronic health, and system for health quality improvement, applications, and information systems in health care organizations.
Dr. Kaliakatsos-Papakostas Maximos
Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas is teaching at the Mediterranean College and at the Department of Audio Visual Arts of the Ionian University, while he is an Academic Advisor at the Hellenic Open University. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Music Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), having obtained a personal research grant from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and a Research Associate at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing of Athena Research and Innovation Center (ILSP/ATHENA RIC). He has obtained teaching experience at the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, at the Department of Music Studies of AUTH and at the Department of Audio Visual Arts of the Ionian University. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Concept Invent Theory (COINVENT) project (2013-2016) at the Department of Music studies of the AUTH. He holds a PhD from the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras since 2014 where he graduated in 2006 and received his M. Sc. Diploma in Computational Intelligence since 2009. He has also entrepreneurial experience as a startup founder and collaborator in international startups.
Kalogiannis Grigorios PhD c.
Kalogiannis Grigorios born in Larissa on 1978. He received his Diploma Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Computer Systems and Communications of the same School. From 2013 he is a PhD Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and researcher in the Computer Systems Architecture Laboratory (CSAL) with research interests on embedded systems architectures and brain-computer interfaces. In addition from 2010 till now, we works as Laboratory Associate in the Technological Institute of Thessaly. In the past years he has been Research Associate of the Information Technology Institute (ITI) and of the Center of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). In 2017, he was accepted as a Grand internship (HiPeac Grant – 6 mo), for his research proposal in Arm Holdings, UK. His current and past teaching activity comprises the deliverance of a wide range of teaching modules such as Theory of Electronics Devices, Programming Principles, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Structural Programming. He is member of Technical Chamber of Greece, member of ACM, IET and IEEE.
Dr. Karyotis Charalampos
Dr. Charalampos Karyotis received his PhD in Computer Science from Coventry University in 2017. His research contributed in the field of Affective Computing by proposing new emotion representations, and developing novel computational mechanisms and modelling techniques. In 2012, he received his MSc in Signal Processing, and in 2011, his BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research interests include affect recognition and modelling for computer systems, and the development of affective computing applications to promote student's wellbeing. In addition, he is interested in the development of machine learning and soft computing techniques for incorporating emotion in the design of intelligent computer systems. He is currently working as a data scientist and machine learning engineer for Interactive Coventry Ltd where he is engaged in proposing and implementing intelligent solutions for real-world problems to fit the needs of industrial customers. As part of his role, as a data scientist, he uses data modelling, performs statistical analysis of Big Datasets, develops custom software products and prepares comprehensive presentations to communicate the results of the analysis to key stakeholders.
Dr. Katsigiannis Christos
Dr. Christos Katsigiannis was born in Halkida, Evoia in 1981. After the completion of primary and secondary education, he studied at the University of Patras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, gaining his diploma in 2004. Afterwards, he continued as a PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, being announced Doctor in 2010. While pursuing his Doctorate, he cooperated with the Research Institutions of NTUA (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems), being technical manager and software engineer in several EU funded research projects. Concurrently, he served as a teaching assistant for the modules of the director of the Intelligent Communications and Broadband Networks Laboratory. Now, he is working as a software and network engineer in the private sector, focusing on the design and implementation of high availability systems.
Efstratios Kourtzanidis is a senior software engineer and an experienced programming tutor. He received his Master of Science (Msc.) from the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia (UoM) in Greece. He also holds a Bachelor in Automation Engineering from the Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki. He is a Microsoft Certified Innovative Educator, and also holds a certificate of didactic and pedagogical competence from ASPAITE school of Thessaloniki. He is awarded by Microsoft with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Development Technologies in 2018 for his contributions to the tech community. He is the founder and organizer of Thessaloniki .NET Meetup, a vivid community of developers.
Ioannis Masmanidis has a Bachelor in “Information Technology Engineer” from Α.Τ.Ε.Ι. of Thessaloniki and a Master's Degree in Computer Systems from University of Macedonia. He also attended an ERASMUS Programme for 2 academic seasons at Swedish Polytechnic of Vaasa, Finland. He works as an IT Supporter/ System Administrator for 15 years and has worked with big companies. He is a Certified Autodesk Technician and has worked with large foreign firms both as a partner and Certified Technician. As a tutor he is certified from ASPETE (School of PEdagogical and Technological Education), furthermore, he holds a Certification of Educational Adequacy Adult Trainers from EOPPEP (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance) and the “Computer Trainer Professional” Certification. He has a teaching experience of 20 years in all levels of education and more than 5000 hours of teaching. Some of his research interests are ΙοΤ, social media marketing, databases, implementation and management of networks as well as, programming mostly using python.
Maznas Petros received his Master in Computer Science (MSc) from the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) following the Software Development profile. His bachelor degree is in Computer Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki following the Information Systems direction of study. His working experience is on Web developer, both Frontend and Backend. He also has good experience in Game Development while as part of a small team he was developing educational games for Edumode. His current occupation is programmer and analyst of computer systems. Apart from his studies in Information Technology, Petros followed the Annual Pedagogical Training Program from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education in Greece while working to enrich his knowledge and learn methods in the Educational system.
Dr. Perakis Panagiotis
Dr. Panagiotis Perakis is the Coordinator of the School of Computing, and Programme Leader of the BSc and MSc Programmes. He received his BSc degree in Physics, his MSc degree in Information and Communication Technologies and his PhD in Informatics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. After many years in the Information Technology business, as a software engineer, CTO and entrepreneur, he made a shift to his career for the academia. He has been actively involved in various EU funded research projects, and worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), and as a research associate at the Dept. of Computer and Information Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research interests include computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and physics-based modelling and simulation. He has a strong publication record in top scientific journals and conference proceedings. He serves as a scientific journal reviewer, and as a research and innovation assessor of the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GGET). He is a member of the Hellenic Physical Society, since 1987, and of the IEEE Computer Society, since 2011.
Dr. Pikrammenos Ioannis
Ioannis A. Pikrammenos, Dr. Ing., MBA, has graduated Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology at Patras University, Greece and has acquired his doctorate and his MBA from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has been employed as a lecturer and researcher in ICT for over 15 years, in numerous universities and institutions, summed up to 20 publications and more than 6000 teaching hours (EQF 7-6-5). Pioneering in the area of entrepreneurship cohesion has supervised more than 100 business plans and 1 patent. He has contributed to local, peripheral, national and European bodies as an expert and scientific advisor on ICT, as well as on energy, and on economic growth. He has 20 consecutive years of professional activity as a freelancer.
He holds an MA in Information Systems and Programming from the Greek Open University. He graduated from the Physics department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and since 1994 he has a rich teaching experience at various levels of education. His recent research interests are focused on the application of web mining techniques in news portal data. He deals with the writing of educational material in e-learning programs in the field of Web Development and Web Design. He also provides educational support for learners who participate in these programs. During the last year, he publishes articles and he participates in conferences dealing with education and its connection with the labour market.
Dr. Stylianou Tasos
Tasos Stylianou received his Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) from the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia (UoM) in Greece. He also holds an MSc from the Department of Applied informatics - “Business informatics” – and an MS in “Economic Science” - Applied Economics and Finance - from the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia. His bachelor degree is in “Applied informatics” from Macedonia University of Thessaloniki. He has many scientific papers published in international journals and he has presented his work at a number of international academic conferences and proceedings. In addition he is a reviewer in international journals and his current and past teaching activity comprises the delivery of a wide range of computer science modules.
Dr. Troussas Christos
Dr. Christos Troussas is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus. He received a Ph.D. degree in Informatics (2017), a M.Sc. degree in “Advanced Informatics and Computing Systems” (2010) and a B.Sc. degree in Informatics (2008) from the same Department. He is a freelancer software developer until 2010. He has participated in national and international research projects. He has served as Editorial Board member και Reviewer in many international journals and as Technical Program Committee member in many international conferences. Moreover, he has published over 60 articles in international conferences, books and journals. His current research interests are in the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, affective computing and adaptive hypermedia systems.
Dimitris Tsikerdis has graduated from the Informatics Department of the University of Piraeus and holds a postgraduate degree in Advanced Information Systems with Specialization in Decision Support Systems from the same university. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Techno – Economic Systems (MBA) from the National Technical University of Athens. He has worked in the private sector as Business Analyst/Programmer in Document/Content Management Systems (DMS/CMS) and Business Process Management Systems (BPM). At the same time he was an active certified trainer in Vocational Education with specialization in Databases and Programming Languages. Presently he works as an Information Systems Administrator in an Institution supervised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity.
Mr. Vasilis Vogkas has completed his BSc in Information Systems in the Computer Science of University of Calabria in Italy at 1997 and continued for his second undergraduate title BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in University of Glamorgan in the U.K at 2000. He continued with scholarship his MSc in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems in Trinity College of Dublin in Ireland in which he completed in 2001. After that he continued with one more Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in the University of Glamorgan which he completed in 2002. He has worked in INTEL Corporation as a Network Engineer and other IT companies in the area. Currently he is working as a Technical Manager in JinxSoft Company which specializes in programming applications and games for Smartphones. He has participated in various Research projects, funded by the European Union, at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). His research interests include programming of computer applications and mobile devices as well Relational Database Administration.
Dr. Volioti Christina
Dr. Christina Volioti has a BSc in Computer Science (2011 - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), a MSc in Computer Science with specialization in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education (2013 - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a PhD in Applied Informatics (2016 - University of Macedonia) entitled “Machine learning in sonification of expressive gesture with the use of stochastic models”. From 12/2016 to 07/2017, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Multimedia, Security and Networking Laboratory of the Department of Applied Informatics of the University of Macedonia. Additionally she is a tutor of the module “Human Computer Interaction” at the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia. Her research interests, among other, focus on machine learning, motion recognition, human-computer interaction, educational robotics, 3D virtual worlds, etc. She has published more than 15 articles in international journals and conferences. She serves as a reviewer and co-organizer at international conferences (eg International Conference on Movement Computing). She is/was also involved in European research projects (eg EXA2PRO, SDK4ED, i-Treasures, etc.). Finally, since 10/2017, she is Programme Leader of School of Computing at Mediterranean College, Thessaloniki.