Professor at the University of Ptras
Born in Zakynthos, Greece (1956), Greek nationality, Languages: Greek, English, Italian, French.
Education : National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Dipl.a in Electrical - Mechanical Engineering, (1974-1979), Master of Science M.Sc., University of Manchester, UMIST, UK, 1979-1980, Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D, University of Manchester, UMIST, UK, 1980- 1983.
Research Interests: Software Technology in relation to Industrial, Educational and Environmental Applications. Special interest and experience in areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Systems Design, Distributed Intelligent Systems, machine Learning, application of Knowledge -based techniques in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), educational, industrial and environmental fields.
Positions Research and teaching experience in industry and academia for over 20 years: Research fellow of the University of Manchester, UK (1983-1984); Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Athens Technical Education College (1985-1986); Scientific officer of the European Commission served at the Joint Research Centre Ispra, Italy (1986-1993); Senior Software Engineer of the Public Power Corporation of Greece (1993-1994). Associate Professor of Software Technology at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras (1994- 2001). Professor of the same Department (2001- ). Leader of the Human-Computer Interaction group.
Key researcher in many national and international funded research projects in the frame of IST, ESPRIT, Environment, PENED, YPER etc. (see list of funded projects) Editor of two international volumes and author of over 100 scientific papers and technical reports in the above research areas.
Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (1979), Greek Electrical Engineers Association (1979), Greek Computer Society (1992), IEEE Computer Society (1995), founding member of the Greek Artificial Intelligence Association (ΕΕΤΝ) and Hellenic Associaton of Computer and Communication Technonologies in Education.
The human factor in engineering