He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece. He was a PostDoctoral Researcher - Marie Curie Fellow (ER) - for 2 years (Jan. 2013 - Jan. 2015) at Softeco Sismat S.r.l., Genoa, Italy.
From the year 2000 until 2015 he has worked with several Research Institutes in Greece and Italy: Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Informatics and Telematics Institute-Center for Research & Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH), Center for Research & Technology Thessaly (CERETETH), Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technology-Italian National Council of Research (IMATI-CNR), and has extensive research and development experience in EU and National funded projects.
His research interests include: Semantic Data Management, Knowledge Bases and Decision Support Systems, Data/Information Analysis, Medical Informatics with emphasis on Computer Aided Diagnosis/Detection, Medical image analysis & processing and 3D visualization, Scientific computing, Web Services & Web applications, Microcontroller programming & IoT, STEM, 3D design/3D printing.
PhD in Computer Science, 2011
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Thessaly, Greece
BSc in Computer Science, 2000
Computer Science Department, University of Crete, Greece
BSc in Mathematics, 1996
Mathematics Department, University of Crete, Greece
PERCEIVE aims at creating a new way to perceive, preserve, curate, exhibit, understand and access colored Cultural Heritage collections and Digital Artworks, promoting their re-appropriation. The EU-funded PERCEIVE project is working to develop a reliable method for studying, reconstructing, rendering, exhibiting and reappropriating these collections. PERCEIVE results will advance the digital capabilities of scientists and cultural institutions through a service-based AI and image-based rendering architecture and toolkit, as well as a new design theory for on-site and remote XR and hybrid experiences based on concepts of care, participation and authenticity. Moreover, it will develop a design toolkit for educators and creative industries.
DRONES@STEAM in an Erasmus+ KA2 Cooperation Partnership project aimed at educators and students of Vocational Education and Training (VET). The main objectives of the project are a) to design, develop and pilot-test a comprehensive DIY DRONE kit and related educational material for VET schools and b) to support the introduction of drone technology in teaching and learning through the acquisition of targeted digital competencies such as coding, 3D design & 3D printing, assembling electronic parts, and STEM-related skills, which are highly needed in the labour market.
3D2ACT is an Erasmus+ project (KA2 Strategic Partnerships in VET Education Sector). The goal of 3D2ACT is to contribute towards the upgrade of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and to strengthen the profiles of VET trainers in the use of 3D technologies and skills, while promoting the acquisition of key competences among students (especially girls) such as 3D design, 3D printing, STEM, robotics and Social Entrepreneurship (SE).
MultiScaleHuman is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network project within EU’s FP7. The goal of MultiScale Biological modalities for physiological Human articulation (MultiScaleHuman) is to research by training a new generation of early stage researchers and experienced researchers in the creation of a multi-scale biological data visualization and knowledge management system for improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of physiological human articulation. MultiScaleHuman narrows its ambitious research towards a very important and challenging healthcare problem: musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) and related disorders.
VISIONAIR is a FP7 Infrastructure project. It calls for the creation of a European infrastructure for high level visualisation facilities and resources that will be open to research communities across Europe and around the world. Both physical access and virtual services will be provided by the infrastructure.
AVDMERGE aimed at the development of new pedagogical frameworks, a knowledge base of organized expert and collective end user knowledge on best practices, technical advice, and didactical methodologies, and e-Learning programs targeting teaching staff on the effective integration of Audio-Video and Data (AVD) communication in the teaching process.
ARION is aiming to provide a new generation of Digital Library services for the searching and retrieval of digital scientific collections that reside within research and consultancy organizations. ARION advances the findings of previous studies in this area and consolidates the work of international interoperability standard development to provide a system that is complementary to established scientific practices in these organizations. ARION will be a federated open system and will be developed in association with national data providers, scientific researchers and SMEs.
Teaching instructor/co-lecturer/guest lecturer for the following courses at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete:
Former teaching assistant for the following courses:
Former Secondary Education Informatics Teacher (Sept. 2006 – Oct. 2017)