Teaching Staff

Garofalakis Minos, Professor, Dept. of EECE, TUC & IMSI, ATHENA RC

He received the Diploma degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics (School of Engineering Valedictorian) from the University of Patras, Greece in 1992, and the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, NJ (1998-2005), as a Senior Researcher at Intel Research Berkeley in Berkeley, CA (2005-2007), and as a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research in Santa Clara, CA (2007-2008). In parallel, he also held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS Department of the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2008). As of October 2008, he is a Professor of Computer Science at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), and the Director of the Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory (SoftNet). He is currently the Director of the Information Management Systems Institute of the ATHENA RC.

Dalamagas Theodore, Research Director, IMSI, ATHENA RC

He is Vice Director of Information Management Systems Institute at ATHENA Research Center, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Symbiolabs (spinoff of ATHENA). He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from NTU Athens, Greece, his MSc in Advanced Information Systems from Glasgow University, Scotland, and his PhD from NTUA. His research and technology areas of interest include: data services for waste valorization and environmental footprint reduction, scientific databanks and e-research infrastructures, data Web and information retrieval, data interoperability and integration, and bioinformatics.

Drosatos George, Assistant Researcher, ILSP, ATHENA RC

He received his diploma thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi (Greece) in 2006. In addition, he acquired a Master’s degree (March 2010) and a PhD degree (December 2013) both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace. Furthermore, he has interdisciplinary background, and his research interests focus mainly on privacy-enhancing technologies, information security, and eHealth. Last but not least, during the last years, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), the International Hellenic University (IHU) and the Neapolis University Pafos (NUP).

Emmanouilidis Christos, Research Director, ILSP, ATHENA RC

He has extensive experience in both academia and industry, including innovation support activities, he has been a scientific project manager on Industrial Informatics, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, Robotics and Automation, Cyber-Physical Systems as well as Internet of Things, in wide range of applications. He has held academic positions at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Cranfield University in the United Kingdom with teaching work in the Internet of Things, Information Management, Technological Innovation, Data Mining, and Physical Asset Management.

Ioannakis George-Alexis, Assistant Researcher, ILSP, ATHENA RC

He received his Diploma (B.Eng, M.Eng) in Rural and Surveying Engineering of the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 2011. In 2018, he received his PhD degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) in the research domain of “Signal, Image and 3D Object Processing, Content-Based Retrieval, Computational geometry and topology, and Machine Learning”. Currently, he is a lecturer of the postgraduate course “Machine Learning” in the MSc in Language Technology, that is served in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and ATHENA RC, and he assists in the teaching process of the course “Pattern Recognition” at EECE, DUTH.

Ioannidis Yannis, Dept. of Inf. & Telecom., UoA & ATHENA RC

He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1982, his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley in 1986. Immediately after that he joined the faculty of the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he became a Professor before finally leaving in 1999. His research interests include database and information systems, personalization and social networks, data infrastructures and digital libraries & repositories, scientific systems and workflows, eHealth systems, and human-computer interaction. In addition, he served as President and General Director of ATHENA RC from 2011 to 2021.

Kaldoudi Eleni, Professor, School of Medicine, DUTH

Her research interests include medical imaging and telematics applications in health and education. Since 2002, she has taken on the autonomous and independent teaching of the course “Physics in Biological Sciences” and the course “Internet in Health”, while she also participates in the teaching of the course “Medical Physics” in the School of Medicine, DUTH as well as in a number of postgraduate programs . She received her BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1987), MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Surrey, UK (1989) and PhD from University College London, University of London, UK (1994). She is a member of the Copyright Committee of the Democritus University of Thrace and President-Elect of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES).

Karakasiliotis Ioannis, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, DUTH

He graduated from the Department of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2004). Then, with a scholarship from the relevant University, he completed his doctoral thesis at the Imperial College of London in the Field of Virology. After carrying out post-doctoral research at BSRC Alexandros Fleming and the Hellenic Pasteur Institute in inflammatory and viral diseases, as a scholarship holder of the Bodosakis Foundation and the State Scholarship Foundation, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, DUTH (2016). Since 2021, he is the Director of the Biology Laboratory in the School of Medicine, DUTH. In his research, he has dealt with the molecular basis of viral and other diseases in order to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis.

Katsouros Vassilis, Research Director, ILSP, ATHENA RC

He is the Director of Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) at the Athena Research Center (ATHENA RC) since June 2019. He received his M.Eng. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1992. In 1993 he obtained the M.Sc. with distinction in Communications and Signal Processing from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK. In 1997 he received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematical modelling and Stochastic Control from Imperial College. His research interest involves digital signal processing, statistics analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has supervised doctor thesis and postgraduate thesis as well as teaches in postgraduate programs in his research subjects.

Kiourt Chairi, Assistant Researcher, ILSP, ATHENA RC

Ηe received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece ιn 2007. In 2010, he also received an MSc in System Engineering and Management in the specialty area: Information and Communication Systems Management from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. In 2017, received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering from the Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology. He currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the International Hellenic University (IHU) and the Hellenic Open University.

Panagoutsos Stylianos, Professor, School of Medicine, DUTH

He received his Medical Degree from the Department of Medicine of the University of Athens in 1985 and received his specialization in Nephrology in 1994. In 1996, he received his PhD from the School of Medicine of the Democritus University of Thrace (DPTH). In 2012, he received post-doctoral training in subjects related to patients with Glomerulopathies and patients who are candidates for transplantation and with a kidney transplant at Imperial College London. He has been a faculty member of the School of Medicine, DUTH since 1998 and deals with clinical research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the wider area of ​​kidney disease.

Papageorgiou Harris, Research Director, ILSP, ATHENA RC

He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1992) from the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD (1996) in Information Technology from the NTUA also. From 1989 to 1992 he joined the Greek Eurotra team. Since 1992, he has been working for ILSP, involved in European projects in the area of multilingual multimodal multimedia processing (indicatively ΕUROTRΑ, TRANSLEARN, AVENTINUS, CIMWOS, COST278, MUSE, REVEAL THIS, TV++, COST2102). He is teaching at the Postgraduate Programme of Studies “Technoglossia”, in the context of which he supervises Diploma Theses. He holds a Patent on multilingual text retrieval.

Papaioannou Vasileios, Professor, School of Medicine, DUTH

He received a Medical Degree from the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in 1993. Then, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Research Technology of the AUTH (2000) and later in 2004 he received a PhD from the AUTH and the ICU of the NGN “G. GENNIMATAS”. His specialty is Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care Physician in the multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit of the University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis. He is a Faculty Member at the School of Medicine, DUTH engaged in clinical research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in electrophysiology and applied physiology of critically ill patients. His research mainly focuses on the analysis of biomedical signals, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, temperature and brain signals, in critically ill patients and their complexity in association with different pathological conditions.

Fiska Aliki, Professor, School of Medicine, DUTH

She received a Medical Degree from the School of Medicine of the Democritus University of Thrace in 1992 and in 1996 she received a Doctoral Thesis from the School of Medicine of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH). In 1999, she received her specialty as a Pathologist. She has been a faculty member of the School of Medicine, DUTH since 2000 and Head of the Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy Laboratory in the same department. Her research interests focus on anatomy, clinical-surgical anatomy, anatomic pathology, electron microscopy and the history of medicine. Additionally, she is Director of the Master’s Program in “Clinical-Surgical Anatomy” of the School of Medicine, DUTH.

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