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. 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).
Emmanouil Giakoumakis is a Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He first joined the University in 1990.
His teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, revolves around Software Engineering, Programming Languages and Regulation in the Electronic Communications Market.
His research similarly focuses amongst others on Software Engineering, Biomedical Applications, Regulation and Competition in the Electronic Communications Market and Telecommunications Policies.
In parallel to his academic career Prof. Giakoumakis has extensive senior management experience, having served in numerous executive positions in both academia and Government:
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.
George-John Nychas received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bath (UK) and he is a Professor Emeritus of the Agricultural University of Athens and visiting Professor in the Sangdong Agricultural University in China.
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 30 years, he has coordinated seven (7) and participated in more than thirty (30) EU projects (budget >15 M €). Through these projects, the research team of Prof. Emeritus 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 327 papers (Scopus) with ca. 20100 citations and h-index=77.
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 listed among the (i) Most Cited Scientists from Greece [http://food-science.agro.auth.gr/GR/iframe/Most%20cited%20Greek%20scientists%202.pdf], (ii) Highly Cited Researchers (0.1%) (Source: Clarivate Analytics), (iii) 2% of highly cited researchers [Uninterrupted Continuous Presence (UCP)] for at least five (5) articles in each and every year (PLoS Biol. 17 (8): e3000384) and its updates i.e., 2017 till now)
He has been awarded with (i) the IAFP’s “International Leadership Award” (2017, USA), (ii) Fellow (2022) and (iii) the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from the University of Bath (UK) (2019).
Finally, more than fifteen (18) of his Ph.D. students have been employed as professors (7) and senior researchers in national and international universities and research institutes, respectively.
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.
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.
Professor Katerina Fountedaki (16.4. 2020)
Family name: Fountedaki
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:
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)
Vassilis Charmandaris was born and raised in Serres, Greece. He completed his undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Thessaloniki in 1989 and continued his graduate studies in the US where in 1995 he obtained a PhD in Astrophysics at Iowa State University. He then moved to France, originally as a postdoctoral fellow at the Astrophysics section of CEA/Saclay (1996-1997) and as a Marie Curie fellow at the Observatoire de Paris. In 1999 he moved back to the US and spent 6 years at the Astronomy Department of Cornell University. There he worked on the development of the Infrared Spectrograph of the Spitzer Space Telescope, which was launched by NASA in August 2003.
In 2005, Dr. Charmandaris joined the faculty of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete and he is currently a Professor of Observational Astrophysics.
From 2013 until 2018 he served as the Director of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens. Since March 2019 he is the Director of the Institute of Astrophysics at FORTH, as well as the Director of Skinakas Observatory. As of 2020 he is also the President of the Hellenic Astronomical Society.
His main research interests are in the area of observational extragalactic astrophysics. He is using observations mainly with infrared and millimeter telescopes in order to probe the properties of dust, molecular gas depletion, and star formation in interacting galaxies and galactic nuclei hosting super-massive black holes in the local and distant universe. He has published over 240 refereed papers which have received over 23,000 citations (according to Google Scholar). He has also coordinated a large number of research programs funded by national and European agencies, including ESA and NASA.
He has served as member of various scientific councils including INSU/CNRS (2019-2023), Observatoire de Paris (2015-2020) and IRFU/CEA (2023-present) in France. He was member of the Astronomy Working Group of ESA during 2019-2021. Since 2013, he is the national representative at the Board of Directors of the scientific journal “Astronomy & Astrophysics”, serving as Vice Chair of the Board since 2021.
George Galanos is Associate Professor in the field of Economic Policy and Competitiveness in the University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies He holds a Ph.D. in International Economics and Tourism Competitiveness from the University of Piraeus, an M.B.A. and a B.Sc. degree in Economics.. He was member of Academic Council of Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. He has published in academic journals and books, such as the World Economy, Intereconomics, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Research Journal of International Studies, International Bulletin of Business Administration etc and has also participated in international conferences.
Evangelia Athanasiadi was born and raised in Volos, where she graduated from the 2nd General High School of Volos in 2021. Since then, she is an undergraduate student at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics of the University of Thessaly.
She is a member of the IEEE Student Branch of her department, specifically the Hardware/IoT – Machine Learning and Bioinformatics groups, from where she hopes to start a future full of creativity and productivity in research. In order to come one step closer to the realization of the aforementioned, she has attended a number of seminars, including SFHMMY, from where she is informed about the latest developments in technology. Alongside her studies, she is engaged in one of her favorite hobbies, music, as a member of the Philharmonic of the Municipality of Lamia, with which she has participated in numerous performances as a saxophonist. In her free time she prefers to relax with a good book – or a good video game.