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Dr Vasileios Basios, MSc, PhD

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Dr. Vasilieios Basios (BSc, MSc, PhD) during his formative years worked within the team of the Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine at the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry at the University of Brussels (ULB), from where obtained his PhD (2001). He became a senior researcher at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems at the University of Brussels (Cenoli-ULB). He is conducting interdisciplinary research on self-organisation and emergence in complex matter as well as aspects of the foundations of complex systems, especially on the borderlines between biology, physics and complexity.

Dr Paul Beatty, MSc, PhD

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I have a Ph.D. in Physics, M.S. in Materials Science, and B.S. in Chemistry. I have been a technical/QA and marketing manager up to CTO/VP level for over 30 years (10 with start-ups, 10 with multi $B manufacturers, and 10 working independently as a consultant) in thin and thick films, displays, back-lights and systems in signage, analytical, medical, avionic and automotive instrumentation. I have been active in solar cell R&D for some 7 years. Activity includes writing several grant applications, and some 30 proposals winning funds from government departments worldwide. I have some 18 publications, 70 published articles in electronic displays and 21 patent applications. Work has also included patent analysis. For several companies, I have contributed in writing business plans and many reports.

Mr Nikos Dimitris Fakotakis, PhD (current)

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Fakotakis Nikos Dimitris received his BSc-MEng in Computer and Information Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Patras, Greece, in 2015. He is currently a PhD student in the Wireless Communication Laboratory of the same department. His research interests are in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction. In parallel with his studies he has been working as computer and network engineer, database administrator, and software developer (Java, python, etc.).

Prof Nikos Fakotakis, MSc, PhD

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Prof. Nikos Fakotakis received the B.Sc. degree from the University of London (UK) in Electronics in 1978, the M.Sc. degree in Electronics from the University of Wales (UK), and the Ph.D. degree in Speech Processing from the University of Patras, (Greece) in 1986. From 1986 to 1992 he was lecturer in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras, from 1992 to 1999 Assistant Professor, from 2000 to 2003 he has been Associate Professor and since 2003 he is Professor in the area of Speech and Natural Language Processing.

Prof Todor Ganchev, PhD

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Assoc. Prof. Todor Ganchev, PhD, is the Head of the Applied Signal Processing Laboratory. Apr. 2016: Joined the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at TU-Varna. Dec. 2015: Faculty member of the Faculty of Automation and Computing, TU-Varna. Oct. 2012: Faculty member of the Department of Electronics, TU-Varna. Nov. 2005: Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. Jul. 1993: Diploma Engineer degree in Electrical engineering from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria. Authored/co-authored over 150 scientific publications in the areas of bioacoustics, signal processing, speech and audio processing, pattern recognition, and signal processing applications (cf. Google Scholar, ResearchGate)

Mr Stamatis Karlos, MSc, PhD (current)

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Stamatis Karlos was born in Tripolis, Greece in 1988. He received his diploma from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, in 2011. He completed his final year project (MSc Thesis equivalent) working on a "Simulation of Operations on smart digital microphones in Matlab". However, feeling charmed by the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, he followed a post-graduate program at the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras in 2012, which led him to a master's degree on Computational Mathematics and Informatics. Since March of 2015, he has been working towards a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Sotiris Kotsiantis. The main topic of his research is "Advanced Machine Learning algorithms under Semi-Supervised Learning".

Dr Otilia Kocsis, MSc, PhD

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Dr. Otilia Kocsis received her BSc degree in Physics from the University “Al.I. Cuza” Iasi (Romania) in 1996, the MSc degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras (1998), and the PhD degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras (2004). From November 2002 until February 2008 she was working as a consultant for speech-based systems integration at SingularLogic A.E. (Greece). At the same time she was actively involved in a number of IST R&D projects (e.g. GEMINI, AMIGO, POLIAS). In the period March 2008 – June 2013 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Group of WCL, and was involved in the implementation of many R&D projects (MoveOn, PlayMancer, AmiBio, DRYMOS). In parallel, between September 2007 – February 2012 she was appointed on the position of Assistant Professor at the Technical Educational Institute of Patras, to teach Informatics and Research Methodology at the Social Workers School. In the period July 2013 – October 2015 she worked as an external consultant at SingularLogic, for the implementation of the R&D projects TELECARE and Cloud4All. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group. Her general research interests include telemedicine, mHealth, user modelling and profiling, and human computer interaction. She is author and co-author of more than 30 publications in international journals, conferences and edited books, and she has acted as a reviewer for several conferences.

Prof Michael Logothetis , Eng. degree and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering

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Michael D. Logothetis received his Dipl.-Eng. degree and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 1981 and 1990, respectively. From 1982 to 1990, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Wire Communications, University of Patras, and participated in many national and EU research programs, dealing with telecommunication networks, as well as with office automation (including natural language processing). From 1991 to 1992 he was Research Associate in NTT’s Telecommunication Networks Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan. Afterwards, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, and since 2009 he has been elected (full) Professor in the same Department. He teaches /taught the courses: Broadband  Telecom  Networks;  Telecom  Systems  I;  Computer Networks, Teletraffic Theory, Introduction to Communications/Communications Systems, and Network Management. His research interests include teletraffic theory and engineering, traffic/network control, simulation, performance evaluation and optimization of communications networks. He has published over 180 conference/journal papers and book chapters/proceedings and has over 550 third-party citations (current h=13). He has published a teletraffic book, in Greek (2nd issue in 2012). He has organized the 5th IEEE/IET International Conference on Communications Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, IEEE/IET CSNDSP 2006, sponsored by OTE, the Greek PTT. Since 2010, he is a member of the Steering Committee of CSNDSP. He's reviewed many conference/journal papers. He served/is serving on the Technical Program and/or Advisory Committee of several international conferences and organized and chaired several technical sessions (in ICC, CSNDSP, PIMRC, HET-NETs, EMERGING, AICT) and has offered/organized three tutorial lectures in three conferences. He has become a Guest Editor in five journals: a) Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communications, b) Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks, c) IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, d) IET Networks, and e) Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal. He participates in the Editorial Board of the following three international journals: “IARIA International Journal On Advances in Telecommunications”, “Advances in Electronics and Telecommunications"–Poznan University of Technology, and “Hindawi Communications and Networking”. He is a member of IARIA (Fellow), IEEE (Senior), IEICE, FITCE and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).

Prof Konstantinos Moustakas, PhD

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Konstantinos Moustakas received the Diploma degree and the PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He has been a teaching assistant in the same department (2004-2007) and a visiting lecturer during 2008. He served as a research associate (2003-2007) and as a post-doctoral research fellow (2008-2011) in the Informatics and Telematics Institute Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki. His main research interests include virtual reality, collision detection, haptics, deformable object modeling and simulation, visualization, 3D content-based search, computer vision, and stereoscopic image processing. During the last three years, he has been the (co)author of more than 100 papers in refereed journals, edited books, and international conferences. He serves as a regular reviewer for several international technical journals and conferences. He has also been involved in more than ten research projects funded by the EC and the Greek secretariat of Research and Technology. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Dr James Murphy, Ph.D

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James had his first exposure to laboratory research as a twenty-year old when he began working as a technician at the Columbia University Comprehensive Cancer Center. He eventually earned his doctorate in Biochemistry from New York University. His training focused on cancer biology and gene expression. Specifically he looked at mutation in cancer cells using the then relatively new Polymerase Chain Reaction technique that allows one to mass-produce copies of a DNA sample from small amounts of starting material. These mutations could influence gene expression in a way that leads to disease. His recent work has focused on chemical modification of proteins in plants and the role these changes have in the control of cell growth. Specifically, he examined the effects of acetylation on Methionine Synthase. Plants can’t grow are control gene expression without this enzyme. He has been a professor at Bloomfield College since 1994.

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