Lecturers

Professor Panayiotis Vlamos

Dr. Panayiotis Vlamos is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University. He received his Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the director of “Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab” and of “Computational Modeling Lab” at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University.

He has (co-) authored more than 130 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters.  He is also (co-) author of more than 16 educational books and creator of several educational materials. He has been the principal researcher or a member of several research projects on Mathematical Modeling and Simulation.

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 Professor Ilias Kotsireas

Ilias Kotsireas is a Full Professor of Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Director of the CARGO Lab. He has over 100 refereed publications, edited books and special issues of journals in the areas of Computational Algebra, Metaheuristics, Dynamical Systems and Combinatorial Design Theory. He serves on the Editorial Board of 7 international journals published by Elsevier and Springer. He has organized a large number of international conferences in Europe, North America and Asia, often serving as General Chair.

His research work has gathered approximately 700 citations. His research is and has been funded by NSERC and the European Union. He has received funding for conference organization from Maplesoft, the Fields Institute and several Wilfrid Laurier University offices. He was elected Chair of ACM SIGSAM and serves a 4-year term 2013-2017.

Assistant Professor Dimitrios Tsoumakos

Dimitrios Tsoumakos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University. He is also collaborating with theComputing Systems Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He received my Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NTUA in 1999, then joined the graduate program in Computer Sciences at the University of Maryland in 2000, where he received his M.Sc. (2002) and Ph.D. (2006).

His research interests lie in the area of large-scale distributed systems and relate to management of Big Data and algorithmic/optimization aspects.

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Assistant Professor Phivos Mylonas

Phivos Mylonas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics in Ionian University

His research interest lie in the areas of Multimedia Technologies, Content-based Information Retrieval, Knowledge Acquisition in Multimedia, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Context in Multimedia, Visual Context, Context and the Semantic Web, Personalization, User Profiling, User Preferences Extraction, Ontologies & Personalization, RDF, Reification, Semantic Web personalization, Multimedia Analysis, Machine Learning Databases, Data Mining: Association rules, Clustering & Classification problems, E-learning, Online courses, Collaborative learning, Descriptions of Multimedia Content: MPEG-7 Metadata, MPEG-7 Relations, Fuzzy information retrieval: Fuzzy Entities, Fuzzy Relations

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Assistant Professor Theodore Andronikos

Mr. Theodore Andronikos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. He received his Diploma and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.

His research interests focus on Quantum and UnconventIonal CompuTing (research group QUIT  and Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab – BiHELab), Internet programming, Query languages for the semantic web, Quantum computation and quantum automata, Probabilistic automata and automata on infinite objects, Dynamic scheduling algorithms for parallel and distributed heterogeneous systems, Temporal logics for automated synthesis and verification of reactive systems.

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Assistant Professor Katia – Lida Kermanidis

Mrs. Kermanidis is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.She graduated from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras (Greece) in 1999. Her doctoral studies in the same Department focused on Natural Language Processing and the automatic learning of syntactic dependencies. She received her PhD degree in Natural Language Processing from the same Department in 2005, and continued her postdoctoral studies within the research program ‘Pythagoras II – Eksairesis: Extraction of Concept Hierarchies from Web Text’, from 2005 to 2007.
Her area of expertise is Artificial Intelligence for Language Technology, and her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Text Mining, Text Processing, Grammar Development, Linguistic Information Extraction, Cultural Informatics, Humanistic and Social Informatics

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Assistant Professor John Haranas

Dr. Ioannis Haranas is an adjunct assistant professor  of  Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, a visiting professor at Ionian University, Department of Informatics, Corfu, Greece and an adjunct professor at York University, Faculty of Graduate Studies Earth and Space Science, Toronto,  Canada. He  received both his PhD in Astrophysics and Space Science and his MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics from York University in Toronto, and completed his MSc in Solid State Physics from Brock University in St. Catharines. He is also a team research associate, for East Carolina University, Department of Mathematics, and a Research Collaborator, University of Patras Department of Mathematics, and research collaborator at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Department of Applied Mathematics (DMA). Cosmology and General Relativity Group, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Institute of Computer Algebra of Ontario at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, APM Institute for the Advancement of Physics and Mathematics, Athens, Greece. His research interests include: Dust effects on satellites and low orbit satellites (LEO), Dust jet emission effect and the orbital state of the Rosetta spacecraft, Mars dust and dust emission from cometary nuclei,Investigation of stellar wind spin-down torque on extrasolar planetary systems, Stellar wind power calculation for star systems of variable mass, Star magnetic effects in exoplanets, Stellar wind power calculations, Analysis and testing of various gravity theories, Entropic gravity, Geometric flows in various gravitational theories, Black hole physics, Information in astrophysics and cosmology, Solar system dynamics, Aerosol physics, Celestial mechanics and astrodynamics, Biological effects of microgravity on human health. Mechanical and thermodynamical response of cells to altered gravity. He is the author of a number peer reviewed published scientific papers and coauthor of two scientific books: Gkigkitzis, I., Kirk, S. Haranas, I., “Aspects of Mathematical Modeling in Photodynamic Therapy” Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-3659387388 and Haranas, I., Kotsireas I. Gkigkitzis, I.,“The Effect of Atmospheric and Dust Drag in Mars Low orbiting Satellites”, (in preparation). He is member of  Canadian Lunar Research Network, Canadian Geophysical Union, Mathematical Biology Society Hellenic Astronomical and Space-Society, Toronto Hellenic Science Education Board for the Advancement of Science, Greek Community of Toronto Teachers. He is at the Editorial Board of American Journal of Space Science, Trends Journal of Physics, International Journal of Physics, a Guest Editor of American Journal of Space Science, Physics International and a reviewer of Acta Astronautica Journal, Astrophysics and Space Science, Canadian Journal of Physics, Central European Journal of Physics Entropy, Journal of Basic and Applied Physics, Journal of Surveying and Mapping Engineering, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Journal of Geodesy. He is also a Scientific Research Proposal Evaluator of National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation Ministry of Education and Science Astana, Imanova Str., 13, 7th fl. Republic of Kazakhstan

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Assistant Professor Aggeliki Tsohou

Mrs. Tsohou is a Lecturer in the Department of Informatics of Ionian University in Corfu. Her are of expertise is Internet Security and Privacy.

Her research interests include Information Security Policies, Risk Perceptions and User Awareness, Information Security Risk Assessment and Management, Security Policies for Acceptable Internet Use, Privacy Enhancing Tools, Privacy Protection in Mobile Applications, Information Security and Privacy Standards, Theory Development and Research Methods in Information Systems, e-Services, e-Government and Information Systems

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Dr. Alexandra Koulouri

Ms Alexandra Koulouri is an Electrical and Computer Engineer. She graduated from the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,in 2007.

She holds two master degrees: one in Signal Processing from the Imperial College London and another in Medical Image Computing from the UCL Dept. of Medical Physics and Bio-engineering. She obtained her PhD  from the Imperial College, in 2015, in the field of inverse problems and mathematical methods for imaging of the electrical brain activity. Until August 2015, she worked as a Post-Doc researcher in the Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Muenster. Currently, she is in Corfu to support the MSc program for the winter semester 2016-17.
Her research interests are in the field of medical image processing, optimization techniques, inverse problems, Bayesian statistics, vector tomography and
super-resolution techniques

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Dr. Ville Rimpilainen

Mr. Rimpilainen has worked as a researcher in University of Münster (Germany) at the Institute of Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis, University of Auckland (New Zealand) at the Department of Mathematics and University of Eastern Finland (Finland) at th Department of Applied Physics. His background is in technical and computational physics and special expertise in electrical imaging and inverse problems with applications in biomedical, food and chemical engineering.
His research interests include medical imaging and process tomography, particularly such techniques as electroencephalography (EEG), electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) and electrical impedance tomography (EIT). Other research interests include inverse problems in general and Bayesian inverse problems in particular, finite element method (FEM), multivariate data-analysis and statistical models.

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Dr. Maria Psiha

Psiha Maria is a PhD student in the Department of Informatics at Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. She received her M.Sc. in Information Systems and her Diploma in Informatics from the Ionian University, Greece. She has been also involved in the project S.M.ART. BUIL.T. for the Ionian University.

Her research is focused in Mitochondrial Biogenesis- Disruption of Mitochondrial Dynamics in Parkinson’s disease, Amyloid-β Interaction and Metal Ions, ontology-based model for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Stochastic Model for Protein Synthesis and Activation Through RNA-Protein Interaction in BioAmbients Calculus, Evaluation of Mitochondrial Population as a Dynamic System, and Modeling Closed Rna Secondary Structures via Travelling Salesman Problem.

Dr. Antonia Plerou

Antonia Plerou is  a Ph.D. student in the Department of Informatics at Ionian University. She received Diploma in Mathematics from Faculty of Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  and her master degree in Mathematics from School of Science and Technology of Hellenic Open University in Patra.

Her research is mainly focused in Educational Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Learning Difficulties, Dyscalculia and Algorithmic Thinking Difficulties, Neural Networks, Brain Imaging and EEG Signal Analysis.

Dr. Konstantinos Giannakis

Konstantinos Giannakis was born in Edessa, Greece, in 1990. He received his PhD in 2016 from the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.

His research interests include Automata Theory, Algorithms, Quantum, Bio-inspired, and in general Unconventional Computation, and Semantic Web.
He is a member of the associations “Computability in Europe”, IEEE Computer Society, and ACM SIGACT. He has served as an organizer, PC member, and reviewer for various international conferences and journals.
He is a founding member of the research group QUIT (Quantum and UnconventIonal CompuTing group) and a member of the NMSLab (Networks, Multimedia and Security Systems Laboratory) and BiHeLab (Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab).
For an updated list of publications, you can check his Google Scholar profile or the pdf.
Email: kgiann[at}ionio.gr
Full resume: CV

Dr. Aikaterini Doka

Mrs. doka is a Researcher in the Computing Systems Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Her research interests are focused on Cloud Computing, Peer – to – Peer Systems, Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, Cluster Computing, RDBMS

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Dr. Themis Exarchos

Dr Themis P. Exarchos was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1980. He received the Diploma degree in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 2003 and the PhD degree from the Dept. of Medical Physics of the University of Ioannina. His PhD thesis is entitled Data Mining and Healthcare decision support systems.
He is a senior researcher of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Dept of Biomedical Research. His research interests include modelling of biological procedures, medical data mining, decision support systems in healthcare and biomedical applications. Dr Exarchos has worked in several R&D projects and has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals, conferences and books.

Dr. Marios Krokidis

Dr. Marios Krokidis is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the Medical School of the University of Patras. During his PhD studies, he visited as an IKYDA Research Fellow the Gene Center and the Department of Biochemistry of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He received his Diploma degree in Chemistry and his Master degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Patras University. He pursued postdoctoral studies at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and subsequently at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in the areas of Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemical Analysis and Nanomedicine.

His research interests focus on molecular mechanisms of protein biosynthesis and mode of action of protein synthesis inhibitors, RNA biochemistry, free radicals transformations, oxidatively-induced DNA damage and repair pathways. He was granted with competitive national and European programs and he is a member of several scientific societies among them the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and the European Peptide Society.

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Dr Aristidis G. Vrahatis 

Aristidis G. Vrahatis was born in Kalamata, Greece in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in 2016 from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, where he graduated in 2011 and received his M.Sc. Diploma in the program ‘Computer Science and Technology’ in 2012. His research focuses on developing novel algorithms in Computational Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. He is deeply interested in network-based methodologies for clarifying the mechanisms of complex diseases and complex biological processes. He has published 4 journal papers, and 13 conference papers. The accumulated IF of the published journal papers is 17.261 and the average IF is 4.31. According to Google Scholar his work has been cited 22 times. His research has been funded from governmental funding agencies, including European Union (ESF) and the Greek state research council.

Dr. Ioannis Karydis

Ioannis Karydis was born in Athens, Greece in 1979. He received a BEng in Engineering Science & Technology from Brunel University, UK in 2000, an MSc in Advanced Methods in Computer Science from Queen Mary University, UK in 2001 and a PhD in Mining and Retrieval Methods for Acoustic and Symbolic Music Data from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2006. From June 2006 to February 2007 he worked as a post-doc researcher in Music Databases at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2007 he is an adjunct lecturer at the dept. of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. During 2013-2014 he was part-time Academic Staff at the Hellenic Open University for the Master’s in Information System course, teaching Specialization in Software Engineering. From December 2014 to May 2015 he worked as a post-doctoral experienced researcher in the field of Music Information Retrieval at the Institute of Language & Speech Processing, Greece.

His research interests include music databases, music information retrieval (indexing & searching), music mining, music object representation and cultural informatics. On 2013 he co-founded and since then is the managing director of Creative Web Applications (www.cwa.gr).

Contact: karydis@ionio.gr

Dr Elpida Charalambous

Dr Elpida Charalambous is a molecular biologist. She graduated from the Biosciences Department of Cardiff University in 1999. She holds two master degrees: one in Medical genetics with Immunology from Brunel University, (United Kingdom) in 2001 and another in Medical Research Methodology from the Medical School of AUTH (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She obtained her PhD from the Medical School of AUTH, in 2011, in the field of cancer molecular biology. Since 2009 and until today she is working in the field of cancer genetics and molecular biology, as a researcher for HeCOG, in the molecular oncology laboratory in Thessaloniki.

Her research interests include heritable diseases, molecular basis of human disease, DNA analysis and interpretation of genetic mutation, genetic counselling, NGS design and analysis, miRNAs, gene expression.

Mrs. Georgia Theocharopoulou

Georgia Theocharopoulou is a Ph. D student in Neuroinformatics in the Department of Informatics at Ionian University. She received her diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering  of Polytechnic University of Patras and her master degree in Informatics from the Department of Informatics of Ionian University.

Her research is focused on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, using neuroinformatics through the development of brain models to analyze neural activities. More specifically: Nervous system morphology, protein folding, imaging of neurons and their processes and neuroinformatics. As a research engineer of Bionformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab she is involved in the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal models. In her research work, she has focused on the application of neuroinformatics in the areas of biomedical data integration and knowledge discovery.

Mrs. Antigoni Avramouli

Antigoni Avramouli is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University. She earned a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Democritus University of Trace, Greece. She has completed an interdisciplinary Master’s of Clinical Applications of Molecular Medicine in University of Thessaly, postgraduate study program of the School of Medicine.

Her research is mainly focused in Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration, Neurodegenerative diseases, Oxidative stress, DNA &RNA damage, Molecular pathways, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Genomic Data Science, System Biology.

Mrs. Maria Sagiadinou

Maria Sagiadinou is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University. She received her Diploma in Psychology from the Department of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.T.) and her master degree in Social Clinical Psychology from the Department of Psychology of A.U.T. Her second master degree is in Informatics and Humanistic Sciences from the Department of Informatics from Ionian University.

Her research interests are focused on prodromal diagnosis of Alzheimer ’s Disease, Cognitive Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychology, study, assessment and training of cognitive functions and impairments, practice of neurofeedback, learning disabilities and diagnostic tests. Her professional activity is focused in Clinical Psychotherapy and Group Therapy.