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Ioannis Tollis
Τόλλης Ιωάννης

Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete

University of Crete
Department of Computer Science

Voutes Campus

700 13 Heraklion, Crete




Phone: +30 2810 393579



Research Interests

His research interests are in the broader area of Algorithms and Applications:

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Modeling and Visualization of Biomedical Data
  • Graph Drawing
  • Network Visualization
  • Graph Layout
  • Information Visualization
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Computer Aided Design
  • VLSI Layout
  • Computational Geometry
  • Algorithms and Applications

Participation in Research Projects

  • VPH Noe: Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE), € 806.877,77, 01/06/2008-30/11/2012 (third party through ECRIM, coordinator at FORTH)
  • Contra Cancrum: Clinically Oriented Translational Cancer Multilevel Modelling, € 5.167.660, 01/08/2008-31/07/2011
  • EHR-IMPLEMENT: National policies for Implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the European area: social and oranizational issues, € 695.893,00, 01/05/2007-30/04/2010
  • ACGT: Advancing Clinico-Genomic Clinical Trials on Cancer: Open Grid Services for Improving Medical Knowledge Discovery, € 17.685.539, 01/02/2006-31/01/2010
  • Rural Wings, € 14.500.000, 01/01/2006-31/12/2009 (coordinator at FORTH)
  • HEARTFAID: A Knowledge based platform of services for supporting medical - clinical management of heart failure within elderly population, € 3.220.115, 01/02/2006-31/01/2009
  • D.Y.P.E. Western Greece: Integrated Health Information System for the Regional Health System of Western Greece, € 2.203.621,64, 28/12/2005-30/06/2008
  • D.Y.P.E. 3rd Regional Health System of Attica: Integrated Health Information System and ICT Services for the 3rd Regional Health System of Attica, € 5.770.000, 12/10/2005-11/04/2008
  • D.Y.P.E 2nd Regional Health System of South Aegean: Integrated Health Information System for the 2nd Regional Health System of South Aegean, € 1.541.794,82, 02/05/2006-02/11/2008
  • 1st Regional Health System of Attica: Integrated Health Information System and ICT Services for the 1st Regional Health System of Attica, € 3.553.003,13, 03/11/2006-02/11/2008
  • Student Entrepreneurship Program II, University of Crete, € 266.000, 01/09/2005-30/09/2008 (PI)
  • SYMBIOmatics: Synergies in Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics, € 670.700, 01/05/2005-30/04/2007 (coordinator at FORTH)
  • INFOBIOMED: Structuring European Biomedical Informatics to Support Individualized Healthcare FP6-2002-IST-1/European Union, € 4.85M, 01/01/2004-31/12/2006
  • PROGNOCHIP: Development and Establishment of DNA Microarray Technology in Greece: Identification and Validation of Classification and Prognosis Molecular Markers for Breast Cancer, GSRT/Greece, € 587.000, 01/10/2003-31/09/2006
  • Student Entrepreneurship Program, University of Crete, € 202.526,86, 01/09/2003-30/08/2005 (PI)
  • "Graph Drawing and Visualization", Texas Advanced Research Program, Support period January 1998 - August 2000; $118,940.
  • "Industrial Research Agreement", Compaq Computer Corp., Support period June 1999 -May 2000; $191,136. (with R. Mili)


Brief CV

Dr. Ioannis (Yanni) G. Tollis is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete, and the Institute of Computer Science at FORTH (ICS-FORTH), where he was the head of the Biomedical Informatics Laboratory (BMI lab.) 2005-2010. He received his Ph. D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He received his Diploma degree in Mathematics from the National University of Athens, Greece and his M. S. degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Dallas in December 1987, where he was a Professor of Computer Science until 2004 (now a research professor).

He has published eight books, over 150 journal and conference papers, and has given more than 60 invited lectures worldwide. His research has been funded by numerous funding agencies and companies. He is the owner of a U.S. patent and several of his projects have been licensed by companies for commercial distribution.

He is editor-in-chief of the electronic Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications, a member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2010-present, and was a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (2000-2004). He was the organizer and Program Committee Chair of the 16th International Symposium on Graph Drawing 2008; he was co-organizer and Program Committee co-chair of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 1994; he was a member of several program committees of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing; and is a founding member of the steering committee for Graph Drawing. He has served as a member of program committees of several International Conferences, most recently, the 1st Conference on the Virtual Physiological Human, 2010 (VPH 2010). He received the Young Engineer of the Year Award, March 1993, IEEE-Dallas Section. Dr. Tollis is a member of the ACM, and IEEE.

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