Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas received his Diploma of Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1985 and an MSc and PhD in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, USA, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Between 1990 and 2000 he was a faculty member with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University in USA, where he directed the Optical Computing Laboratory.
Since 1999, Dr. Mitkas has been a faculty member with the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he has served as Director of the Laboratory for Information Processing and Computing, Associate Head, and Head of the Department. He has also served as the Director of the University IT Department.
In 2014, Prof. Mitkas was elected as University Rector, a position equivalent to President, where he served until 2019. Aristotle University is the largest university in Greece, with some 70.000 students and a healthy funded research program. During his term in the office, his main goal was to strengthen the international programs and collaborations of Aristotle. In 2017-18, Prof. Mitkas served in the Presidency of the Greek Rectors Synod. In 2018-19, he served as President of the Balkan University Association and he is currently serving a two-year term (2018-20) as the President of the Black Sea University Network.
From 2001 to 2014, he collaborated with the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) at the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), and served as its Deputy Director for 7 years. He was a Member (2006-10) and President (2009-10) of the Provisional General Assembly of the then newly established Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics of the University of Central Greece, in Lamia.
Prof. Mitkas has taught Databases, Software Engineering, and Data Mining courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has supervised 16 Ph.D. dissertations, 19 Master’s theses, and more than 135 Diploma Theses in Greece and in the US. His research interests include databases and knowledge bases, data mining and machine learning, software agents and intelligent systems, and bioinformatics. His work has been published in over 320 papers, book chapters, and conference publications. He is the co-author of a book on Agent Intelligence through Data Mining.
Prof. Mitkas has been the coordinator of numerous research projects in Greece and the US, several of which involved industrial partners.
Prof. Kostas BURASELIS
Prof. em. of Ancient History and Advisor of the Rectorate on Academic Affairs and International Relations at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Born in Athens (1950). First diploma of History & Archaeology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), 1973. Doctor`s degree (Dr.phil.) in Ancient History at the Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany), 1979. Research fellow of the Research Centre for Antiquity at the Academy of Athens, 1980-1985. First elected director of the same Centre, 1985-1989. Associate professor of Ancient History at NKUA, 1989-2000. Professor of Ancient History at NKUA, 2000-2018, Professor Emeritus (October 2018-).
Head of the Committee of International Relations/ NKUA (2007-2010). Head of the Department of History and Archaeology of NKUA (2005-2007, 2009-2011).Vice-Rector of NKUΑ on Academic Affairs and International Relations (2014-2018). Advisor of the Rectorate on Academic Affairs and International Relations (September 2018-).
Visiting professor of the University of Crete (spring/summer semester 1995). Visiting professor of the British Academy (February 1996). Visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), acad. year 1996-7. Visiting professor of the University of Cyprus (February 2007). Visiting Research Fellow of the Thyssen Foundation at the University of Cologne (Germany), March-June 2012.
Corresponding member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and member of various scholarly societies.
Member of the editorial/advisory board of the periodicals Archaiognosia, Classica et Mediaevalia, Mediterraneo Antico, Pharos, Tekmeria, and of the scholarly series HABES (Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien).
Μain interests/areas of scholarly activity: political and institutional history of the Hellenistic world and the Roman imperial period in the Greek East, ancient ruler cult, modern historiography on the ancient world.
Author of four scholarly books (in Greek, German and English) and editor/co-editor of thirteen national/international collective volumes and a longer encyclopedia chapter (in ThesCRA II) on subjects of his field (Ancient History).
Prof. Spiros Anastasiadis
Spiros H. Anastasiadis is Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete and the Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (IESL-FORTH).
He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in (1983) and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, USA in 1988. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center (1988-1989). He has been a Professor of Experimental Physics at the Dept. of Physics of the Univ. of Crete (1993–2005) and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering of AUTh (2005–2008). He was the Founder, Organizer and Alternate Scientific Coordinator of the Department of Materials Science & Technology of the Univ. of Crete (1999-2004) whereas he has been the Alternate Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering of AUTh (09/2007–10/2008). He is a Member of the Quality Assurance Committee (01/2009–now) and the Vice Chair of the Committee on Research Integrity and Ethics (07/2018–now) of the Univ. of Crete whereas he has served as the Vice Chair of the Technical Council (02/2011–10/2016). He has been the National Representative and a Member of the Executive Group of the Materials, Physics & Nanosciences Domain Committee of the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) and the National Delegate in the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee Configuration on Research Infrastructures.
He was awarded the John H. Dillon Medal of the American Physical Society in 1998 and was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000. He has received the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award in 1987 and the Society of Plastics Engineers - Plastics Analysis Division Best Paper Award during ANTEC 1985. He has been a Senior Editor of the Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics (5/2006-7/2010). He served as a Consulting Editor for AIChE J. (8/2012-12/2016) and as a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Macromolecules (1/2015-12/2017). He was elected a Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor at Cornell University for the Academic year 2018-2019. He has been the elected President of the EuropeanPolymerFederation for the years 2018 and 2019 whereas he serves as President of the Hellenic Polymer Society (12/2012-now). He was elected Directors of IESL-FORTH in 2013 and was re-elected in 11/2018.
His research interests are in the areas of polymer surfaces/interfaces and thin films, block copolymers, polymer blends and homopolymer/copolymer blends, dynamics and diffusion in multi-constituents, organic/inorganic nanohybrid materials and responsive polymer systems. He has published 135 papers in refereed journals, 4 in books, 6 in refereed conference proceedings, and 82 in non-refereed conference proceedings. He has edited 1 book and has translated 2 textbooks in Greek (one alone and one with co-workers). He has edited 1 special issue of a scientific journal. His work has been presented 556 times (107 invited) in international meetings. He has given 58 invited lectures at academic and industrial institutions. As of April 15, 2020, he has received (ISI, ResearcherID: D-2778-2009) 6178 total citations (5677 non-self citations, 91.89%) with h-index 42.
Prof. Zoi Lygerou
Zoi Lygerou is Professor of Biology at Patras Medical School and Director of Studies of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program «Life Sciences Informatics». She holds a degree in Biology from the University of Athens and a PhD in Biology by the University of Heidelberg for her work at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). She held postdoctoral research appointments at the EMBL in Heidelberg at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London. She has been awarded grants by major national and international agencies, including the Human Frontiers Science Program, the European Union, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the European Research Council. She is a member of national and international networks of training and research, including the Marie Curie Initial Training Network SYNTRAIN. Young researchers trained in her research team now lead successful careers internationally. Her work, on cancer biology, is internationally recognized (4500 citations, h index 33). She is co-heading the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility of Patras Medical School and she has invested in the establishment of state-of-the-art research know-how and infrastructure in Greece. She coordinates University Courses introducing interdisciplinary/innovative teaching and has organized many Symposia and Workshops. She acts as a reviewer for major international funding agencies and scientific journals. She has served on many University, National and International committees, including the Board of Research (Research Committee) of the University of Patras and the European Molecular Biology Organization Workshops and Courses Committee, which she is currently Chairing. She is representing Greece on the EU Mission Cancer. She was selected as SET-Routes University Ambassador and EMBO Young Investigator and she was elected EMBO Member in 2014.
Prof. George-John Nychas
George-John Nychas received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bath (UK) and he is a Professor in Food Microbiology in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition of the Agricultural University of Athens
He served as Dean of the School of (i) Biotechnology, Food and Development (2017-2019) and (ii) Food and Nutritional Sciences (2019- April 2020).
During the last 25 years, he has coordinated five (5) and participated in more than thirty (30) EU projects (budget >10 M €). Through these projects, the research team of Prof. G-J., Nychas has acquired extensive experience in: (a) modelling the microbial behaviour throughout the food chain to assist in reliable estimation of microbial food safety risk; (b) implementation of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Internet of Things (foods) in the food industry via the introduction and utilization of sensors; (c) the assessment of food safety and spoilage through rapid non-destructive / invasive instruments in tandem with data mining and machine learning approaches; and (d) behaviour / physiology (quorum sensing, biofilms etc.) of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms under stress conditions.
So far, he has published 269 papers (Scopus) with ca. 13100 citations and h-index=66.
He served as co-chair (2008-2010) in the Professional Development Group of “Microbial Modeling and Risk Analysis" of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), member of the Biohazard panel and the Advisory Forum of EFSA (2003-2007), external expertise to the European Parliament (2005-2007), President of the Greek Food Authority (2010-2011) and member of the ERWG of EFSA (2012-2015).
Currently, he is (i) Chairman of the food safety group of the European Technological Platform “Food for Life”, (ii) member of the pool of scientific advisors on risk assessment for DG SANCO, and (iii) member of the National Agricultural Academy.
He has been awarded with (i) the IAFP’s “International Leadership Award” (2017, USA), and (ii) the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from the University of Bath (UK) (2019).
Finally, more than fifteen (15) of his Ph.D. students have been employed as professors (5) and senior researchers in national and international universities and research institutes, respectively.
Prof. Ariadni Stogiannidou
Ariadni Stogiannidou is a graduate of the School of Philosophy (department of Education and Psychology) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical and School Psychology) degree from Hofstra University, New York.
She is a professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. She is affiliated with the Department since 1988. From 1987 to 1990, she worked at The Center for mental health (public sector)). From 1986 to 2000, she held a private practice as a Clinical and School psychologist. She has been, also, actively involved in the areas of qualitative market research and personnel selection.
Her research interests evolve around psychological diagnostic methods and assessment, as well as interventions for children, families and vulnerable groups. She has co-authored two books and has approximately 85 publications in scientific journals and has participated as presenter in over 100 international and national conferences.
She was the scientific director for the Greek standardization of the Wechsler Scales, which are the most used scales for intelligence assessment, globally. The Adult Wechsler Scale was standardized for the first time in the Greek population [(2014). WAIS-IV Gr Administration and Scoring Manual. Greek standardization edition. Athens: ΜΟΤΙΒΟ], while the Children’s Scale is the second edition for Greece, after 20 years [ (2017). WISC-V Gr Administration and Scoring Manual. Greek standardization edition. Athens: ΜΟΤΙΒΟ].
She is a member of national and international scientific associations and has served as member of the board and officer in the Association of Greek Psychologists and in the Hellenic Psychological Society. She has been a regular member of the Psychologist’s Committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Health and served (2001-2016) as a member of the National Psychology Committee for the accreditation and delivery of the EuroPsy Certificate of the European federation of Psychologists. She is a founding member of the Hellenic Association for Peer Counseling.
From to 2013 to 2017 she was the elected Editor of the Journal PSYCHOLOGIA (APA listed) of the Hellenic Psychological Society.
From 2015 to 2019 Ariadni Stogiannidou served as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Within this framework, she has been scientific responsible and actively involved in numerous projects relevant to the national and international Higher Education Area. As the president of AUTh’s Quality Assurance Unit, she successfully carried out the University’s External Evaluation, (29.11-5.12.2015) receiving «Worthy of merit». Also, she carried out the Accreditation procedure for the Internal System for Quality Assurance (July 2019). Aristotle University has been deemed as fully compliant.
Prof. Dimitrios Tsamakis
CV of DIMTRIOS TSAMAKIS 1. EDUCATION 1986 : Bachelor of Physics from Department of Physics, National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). 1976-1980 : Scholarship for postgraduate studies and PhD Thesis at NCSR “Demokritus”. 1983 : PhD in the area of “Structures with application in Microelectronic Technology” from Department of Physics of NKUA 2. PROFESIONAL ACTIVITIES 1984-1989 : Professor at TEI of Piraeus. 1989-1991 : Research Scientist at Institute of Microelectronic – NCSR “Demokritus” 1991 : Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). 1997 : Associate Professor at Department of ECE-NTUA. 2002 : Professor at Department of ECE-NTUA. 3. RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES His research interests have focused on: Fabrication and characterization of Si-based Microelectronic devices as MOSFET, MOS with nanoparticles -application in memory devices . Gas sensors based on metallic oxides.Thin film deposition techniques. He has participated in National and European research projects in the mentioned above areas. He has published more than 60 papers in International journals with more than 700 citations and h index 16 in Scopus. Reviewer for International and National projects and International journals. 4. EDUCATION ACTIVITIES Teaching of Undergraduate courses: Electronic Materials, Semiconductor Devices, Microelectronic Technology, Structure and Electrical Properties of Materials. Participation and teaching of courses in the Postgraduate program “Microsystems and Nanodevices” for Postgraduate Diploma. He established the Laboratory of Electronic Materials and Nanoelectronic Devices and equipped it with modern infrastructure for the education of students and the development of research in Micro and-Nanoelectronics. He has supervised a total number of 25 diploma or postgraduate diploma as well as 10 candidates οbtained the Ph.D. 5. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBIL 1997 and 2003 : Member of Senate of NTUA. 2004 - 2010 : Member of Research Commission of NTUA. 2010 - 2014 : Coordinator of the project – ESPA. 2014 - 2016 : Director of the Laboratory of Electronic Materials and Nanoelectronic Devices. 2004 - 2006: 2011 - 2013 : Director of Division “Electromagnetic Applications – Electrooptic and Electronic Materials” of ECE. « « « « 2006 - 2008 : Head of Department of ECE-NTUA. 2008 - 2010 : Head of Department of ECE-NTUA. 2013 - 2016 : Dean of School of ECE-NTUA. 2016 - 2018 : President of National Commission οf Telecommunication and Post. As head of School he emphasized on improving the quality of studies, the infrastructures and the administrative services of the School. 20/01/2020: He was declared an Emeritus Professor of NTUA by decision of the Senate.
Prof. Katerina Fountedaki
Professor Katerina Fountedaki (16.4. 2020)
Family name: Fountedaki
First names: Aikaterini (Katerina)
Education: Degree of Law, grade 9,9/10, Diploma of Postgraduate Studies in Civil Law, grade 10/10, Ph.D., Civil Law, grade A (age: 25)
a) Attorney at Law since 1992
b) Full Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Department of Civil Law Procedural Law and Labour Law, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki
c) Member of the Deanship Board of the Faculty of Law
d) Vice President of the National Authority of Medically Assisted Procreation
e) Member of the Supreme Special Court
6. Language skills: Greek, French, English, German, Spanish
7. Membership of legislative/ professional bodies, university committees and scientific associations:
Council of Europe Working Party of experts on Adoption (CJ-FA-GT 1), assigned with the preparation of the new European Convention on Adoption of Children (2004-2008)
6 Ministry of Justice Committees or Working Parties for reforms on Family Law
Appointed Chairperson of the Council of the E.U. Working Party on Civil Law Matters (Matrimonial Property Regimes and Registered Partnerhips), during the greek presidency of the E.U (2013).
Co- founder and Member of the U.Th. Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Biethics
Member of the Board of the Hellenic Family Law Society
Secretary general of the Board of the Association of Greek Civilists.
Former Member of the Board of thr National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Δ.Ο.Α.Τ.Α.Π.) (2014-2016)
Member of the Association for Medical Law and Bioethics
Former Τreasurer (now member) of the Association of Medical Law and Bioethics
Former member of the Legal Committee of A.U.Th.
Former Director of the Department of Civil Law Procedural Law and Labour Law (2017-2018)
Former Member of the Executive Board of the Faculty of Law (2017-2018)
8. Fields of interest: Civil law, Family Law, Property Law, Law of Torts, Protection of Personality, Civil Liability, Professional Liability (especially medical liability/ malpractice), Bioethics, Biomedicine, Medically assisted procreation.
9. Teaching: 1) Undergraduate Program: General Principles of Civil Law, Property Law, Tort Law, Law of Legal Transactions, Special Lessons for synthesis in Civil Law
2) Postgraduate Program: Medical Liability, Artificial Procreation and kinship, Special issues of Civil Liability and Compensation
4) Seminars of specialization of the National School of Judges (Medical Liability)
10. Publications: 93 publications (Books, extended participations in collective works and consecutive updates, articles- studies- consultatory responses- notes on court decisions). Ηer work is constantly referred to by greek courts (more than 55 references in published decisions) and theory (more than 950).
11. More than 100 participations in colloquies, conferences and seminars (greek and international, legal, medical and interdisciplinary)
Prof. Ioannis Chalaris
Professor at Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering
University of West Attica
Ioannis Chalaris was born in Athens, April 1953. He is married to Eleni Baradaki-Chalaris and has three children and three grandchildren.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Athens in 1975. He continued with Postgraduate Studies in the Computer Science Department - Technical University of West Berlin.
In 1983 he received his doctorate (Dr. Ing) from TU-Berlin – Institute AEDV, with specialization in Software Technology. He served for 4 years as Vice Director for the Informatics Development Agency in Greece in the Ministry of Public Administration. From 1989 until today, he has been teaching and researching at the University of West Attica (former TEI of Athens).
His areas of expertise are:
Development & Management of Information Systems methodologies
Software Technology tools & Business Modeling
Applications of Informatics in the field of Public Administration, Education and e-government
He was involved in the Development, Evaluation & Quality Assurance of Information Systems, in the utilization of Business Modelling & Strategic Management tools for designing/optimizing processes and Strategy Management by performing the following duties:
December 1987 – September 1989: Member of the ΜΟΠ Monitoring Committee – Informatics
September 1992 – January 1995: Advisor Department of Informatics TEI of Athens.
December 1994 - December 1996: General Secretary in National Center for Public Administration - Ministry of Presidency of Government.
January 1994 - January 1995: Member of Administrative Council - ΚΗΥΚΥ (EDP-Center Health Ministry)
March 2001 - March 2004: Member of Administrative Council - Information Society SA
1.9.08 - 30.9.13: Vice President of TEI of Athens & President of MODIP (QA unit)
21.3.10 - 2.6.15: Member of the Steering Committee of the TEI of Ionian islands
16.9.10 - 15.9.11: Member of the Opinion Technical Council, Min. Of Public Administration & e-government, (Approvals for the Implementation of major IT & Communication Technologies projects)
1.12.09 - 15.3.12: Scientific Associate for the Minister of Education on TEI related issues
3.6.15 - 30.8.18: Vice president of TEI of Ionian Islands & President of MODIP (QA unit)
In recent years, his research work, due to the exercise of his duties in Quality Assurance and management units, has focused in process modeling and optimization, in maturity business models, in certifications and in Strategic Business Management of Organizations with the aid of special business tools (Business Modelling & Strategic Management).
Prof. Dionysios Chionis
Prof. Dionysios Chionis is currently with Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace. Has studied at the Department of Economics National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (B.A), M.Sc. in Int. Banking and Finance with Herriot-Watt Edinburgh University, M.Sc. in Econ. University of Glasgow and he received his Ph. D. in Econ. By Un. of Strathclyde. Has served as a Dean of the Department and Head of the School of Social, Economics and Political science at Democritus University of Thrace. Previously involved in the public administration as a member of the board of public entities and holding various managerial position. Has also served as an expert in the European Commission. He participates as a coordinator of the scientific committee of the Economic Chambers of Greece and member of the Board of Greek Exporters Association. Author of books and publications in referred journals in the area of economics and financial economics. Participant in research programmes and European research networks such as: Promoting Financial Awareness and Stability, European Commission, Horizon 2014-2020, ‘Evaluation of the Implemented Regional Policy in Greece after it’s Inclusion in the E.U. ’European Cohesion Policy Fund, ‘Early warning indicators for the Banking Sector’ Thales, Bank of Greece, ‘Assessing the growth effects of internet’s upgrading. The case of Greek economy sponsored by the Hellenic ministry of the digital policy’’, "Coastal urban development through the lenses of resiliency", Horizon 2020. His research interest focus on International Economics, monetary and debt crisis, open economy models, financial markets, monetary policy, foreign exchange policy, bonds market. Across to this framework his research has been published by referred journals among them Journal of Policy Modelling, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Financial Research Letters, Journal of Financial Stability, has also participated in economic conferences. Professor Chionis is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates by publishing economic articles, position papers and ideas in more widely accessible forums and journals.
Asterios Filis was born and raised in Tyrnavos, a municipality in the Larisa regional unit. He graduated from the General High School of Tyrnavos in 2017. He is a third year undergraduate Home Economics and Ecology student at the Harokopio University of Athens. He has been active in university politics since 2018, representing the «Independent Students Organization». He was elected president of the Harokopio University Students΄ Association in April of 2019, student representative at the Deanship of the Geography and applied Economics department of HUA in June of 2019 and student representative at the Harokopio University Senate in September of 2019. He is also the Campus Coordinator of SDSN Youth Greece in HUA since January 2020 and the Co-Founder of the Three on Three Youth league, an NGO under the auspices of the Students’ Association aiming to promote sporting spirit through various events and seminars. Last but not least, he is the Project Development Director of WeFor, an NGO aiming to reconfigure the way a discussion is being formulated in our country through interactive conferences, workshops and seminars.