Διδασκοντες Instructors

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Afendras
Georgios
 
 
Dr. Afendras is Assistant Professor of the Mathematics Department of the School of Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Biostatistics Department of the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. After graduating from the Department of Mathematics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he obtained the MSc. Degree on Statistics and O.R. and then his PhD on “Variance bounds in terms of derivatives/differences up to some order” from the same University and Department. Dr. Afendras has published extensively in international statistical journals; also, he has been worked as a Visiting Lecturer of the University of Cyprus and Research Associate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.  Dr. Afendras has been as an invited speaker to several universities and international conferences; moreover, he is a Reviewer of several international journals on Probability and Statistics, as Statistics and Probability Letters, Communications in Statistics, Naval Research Logistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Nonparametric Statistics, Biometrics.
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Interests
DISCIPLINARY: 
Families of Distributions; Orthogonal Polynomials; Covariance Identities; Variance Bounds; Distances Between Distributions; Asymptotic Statistics; Cross Validation Estimation; Model Selection; Study of dependence in biological and other experiments. 
INTERDISCIPLINARY: 
Statistical Machine Learning.
email
gafendra@math.auth.gr
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Antoniou
Ioannis
 
Ioannis Antoniou investigated several aspects of Complex Systems together with Ilya Prigogine (Nobel Prize 1977) at the Solvay Institutes, Brussels. Since 2001, he is teaching Information Theory, Knowledge Processing, Modeling of Complex Systems and Chaos, Quantum Computation at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, since 2012, at the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is co-founder and Director of the Masters Program on "Complex Systems and Networks" (2014-2022). Ioannis Antoniou has published more than 200 papers, has co-edited 11 books, has supervised 6 PhD Theses and 17 Masters Theses, has coordinated 14 Projects and participated in 7 projects. He has served as Deputy Director of the International Solvay Institutes of Physics and Chemistry in Brussels (1994-2003), as Head of the Mathematics Department of the AUTH (2007-2009) and as a Member of the Scientific Council of the International Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia (2001-2014). Ioannis Antoniou is Professor Honoris Causa of Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University. He was awarded the Kapitza Medal of Russian Academy, the De Donder Prize from the Royal Academy of Belgium (1991-1993), the Prigogine Price (2008) and the Excellency Price from the Aristotle University (2009). Ioannis Antoniou has served as Vice-President of the Hellenic Mathematical Society (2013-2015) and is co-founder and member of the Administrative Council of the Center for Aristotelic Studies  (2012-present) and served as co-founder and Deputy Director of the Semantic Web Unit of the Aristotle University (2012-2014).
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Interests
Complex Systems, Network and Information Dynamics,  Chaos and Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Modeling, Statistical Physics, Mathematical Physics, Computational Mathematics, Functional Analysis and Operator Theory.
email
iantonio@math.auth.gr
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Bamidis Panagiotis
 

Panayotis Bamidis is Associate Professor in the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He graduated from the Physics Department of Aristotle University, obtained his PhD from the Open University, UK on Functional Brain Imaging.  and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Physiological Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle, UK. Professor Bamidis has published more than 150 papers, has served as reviewer in 12 Journals and as Guest editor in 10 special issues. He has taught in several Universities in Greece and worldwide, has coordinated several EU Projects and has co-organized many International and National Conferences and Workshops. Panayotis Bamidis has also served as member of several scientific committes and has received the Excellency Price of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a young Researcher in 2009.

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Interests
Brain Imaging, Medical Informatics, eLearning, eHealth, educational technologies, computational analysis of emotions, semantic processing and ontologies 
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Bekiari Alexandra 
 
 
Alexandra Bekiari is Assistant Professor in Pedagogy at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece. She received the BSc from University of Athens Department of Physical Education and Sport Science on sport health, Greece and PhD from University of Ioannina Department of Early Childhood Education on aggressive communication, Greece. She has field teaching experience at primary and secondary school, BSc and MSc programs. She has published several books and articles. Her main teaching work is focused on pedagogy and sociology in education, theory and implementation, history and philosophy of pedagogy. Her research interests are related to pedagogy, social communication, social networks in education.
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Interests
 
Students and instructors networks, networks of communication, verbal aggressiveness and power relations, sport network analysis.
email
sandrab@pe.uth.gr
URL
http://www.pe.uth.gr/cms/index.php/prosopiko/dep/181-bekiari
Bratsas Charalampos
 
Dr. Charalampos Bratsas is teaching in the School of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, founder and President of the Greek Chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation and coordinator of Greek DBPedia. He teaches in the Departments of Mathematics, Journalism, Biology and Geology and on the Inter-Faculty Master Program on Complex Systems and Networks in AUTH. He has extensive experience in Semantic Web with a focus on Linked Open Data Internationalization, Ontology engineering and applications of Statistical Knowledge to Neuroinformatics and Social Semantic Web. He has been involved in more than twenty EU research projects. He is the author of two theses, eight chapters in books, fourteen articles in journals, and more than forty of his articles have been published in International conference proceedings. He has served as a programme committee member for more than fifteen conferences and acted as a reviewer for international journals.
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Interests
 
Applications of Statistical Knowledge, Data Analytics, Data Mining algorithms, Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Big Data, Data Journalism, Neuroinformatics.
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Chatzisavvas
Konstantinos
 
Solutions Architect-Researcher in the ICT sector, Adjunct Lecturer at  the Department of Electrical Engineering-Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences and Senior Research Fellow at the School of  Mathematics-Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Kostas holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics (Quantum Information and   Computation) from the School of Physics-Aristotle University of  Thessaloniki. He worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Applied  Mathematics and Theoretical Physics-Cambridge University, UK and the  Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, and he taught at  the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications  Engineering-University of Western Macedonia. Also, he was teaching  
assistant for the Quantum Information and Computation course taught at  the School of Mathematics-Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since  2012. He published more than 25 research articles and served as a reviewer  in 8 scientific journals. He received 6 fellowships/distinction and  research scholarships funded by national and EU institutions and  organisations, while he has been involved in several national and EU  research projects.
Expertise
Interests
 
Quantum Information and Processing, Quantum  Computation, Quantum Statistical Inference and Learning, Information  and Complexity Theory, Statistics and Probability, Data Analysis,  Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Applications and  Technologies, Natural Language Processing and Generation, Innovation  and Product Management
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Chintiroglou 
Chariton Sarl
 
 
Chariton Charles Chintiroglou is a professor at the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), where he completed his graduate and postgraduate studies. He then spent a few years as research fellow in France, Great Britain and the Netherlands. His research activity is focused on Marine Biology – Ecology- Zoogeography, Ecology of Animal Bahaviour (Ethology) and Biodiversity. He has published more than 80 scientific articles in international journals and contributed more than 150 papers in national and international conference proceedings. He lectures the graduate (Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal Behaviour, Biodiversity) and postgraduate students of the School of Biology of AUTh. He has supervised about 50 diploma theses, 25 master theses and three doctor dissertations, while he has been coordinating several research programs. He has been an invited speaker in a number of institutions as the Open University of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and other societies and associations. He has authored or co-authored five (5) books. Two of those are translations of Biodiversity books, whereas he recently co-authored a book with the title “Happy Birthday, Darwin”, a book about a simplified scientific narration between two scientists, a biologist and a geologist, on Darwin and Darwinism. In recent years he has been active on matters of biopolitics and sustainable development, with the intention to publish the attended material. He was recently elected as Dean of the School of Sciences of AUTh and has also served as Chairman of scientific societies (Hellenic Zoological Society) and Head of the School of Biology (AUTh).
Expertise
Interests
Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Biodiversity, Behavioral Ecology, Taxonomy, Zoology, Systematics of marine invertebrates, Biological factors  
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Farmakis
Nikolaos
 
Nikolaos Farmakis is Associate Professor at the School of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he is teaching Sampling, General Mathematics, Statistics, Geostatistics and Probabilities for undergraduates and Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Statistics and Sampling in Environmental research, Statistical Analysis of the Web for Master Courses. His research includes more than 70 research papers and 4 basic books, namely:
1) Statistics Brief Theory-Exercises, Christodoulidi, Thessaloniki-2001
2) Introduction to Sampling, Christodoulidi Thessaliniki-2009
3) Surveys and Ethics, Christodoulidi Thessaloniki-2009
4) Sampling and Application (e-book), Kallipos program, 2015
Nikolaos Farmakis has served in more than 20 Administrative Committees. Most notably, as chairman of the election Committees of University Administration positions and as Director of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research Dept  of the School of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Interests
 
Sampling, Surveys, Quality Control, Distributions, Distribution functions, Bias, Indices, Coefficient of Variation, Experimental Designs, Net Indices, Web Applications
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Glaveli Niki 
 

Dr Glaveli holds a degree in International and European Economic studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business, the MBA degree from the University of Birmingham in UK and two PhDs in Management. Since 2003 she teaches Management and Entrepreneurship courses in the Department of Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Further, Dr Glaveli is Scientific Associate in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

She has published several journal papers (in e.g. European Business Review, Managerial Finance, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Health Service Management, Managing Service Quality, International Journal of Human Resource Management), one book and one Chapter in the book New Trends in Banking Management published by Physical – Verlag (2002). Dr Glaveli has received various awards during her under and postgraduate studies as well as for her research work such as the 2014 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Human Resource Management from Personnel Review.

Expertise
Interests
Strategic management issues, in the private, public and social sector, Enterprises development and behavior, HRM and Organizational Behaviour
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URL
https://qa.auth.gr/en/cv/nglaveli
Iglezakis Ioannis 
 
Ioannis Iglezakis is Associate Professor of Law & Informatics at the Faculty of Law in the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Greece) and Attorney-at-law at the Thessaloniki Bar Association. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University (Thessaloniki) in 1987. After completing a master degree in the Universities of Thessaloniki in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law (1990), he completed a Master degree (MLE) in European Law at the University of Hannover (1993). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Thessaloniki in 1999, and his thesis was published in 2000. He participated in the EU-funded project ‘Greek Cybercrime Center’ as scientific director for the Aristotle University and in many other EU funded projects. He has written more than 140 scientific articles and is the author of the books: Information Technology and Public Law. Fuzzy Logic Expert Systems and their application on vague legal terms, Thessaloniki 2000 (dissertation), Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; The Protection of Sensitive Personal Data, Athens-Thessaloniki 2003, Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; The Regulatory Framework of E-Commerce, Athens – Thessaloniki 2003, Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; Cyberlaw in Greece, Marinos/Maniotis/Iglezakis/Anthimos/Nouskalis (eds.), Kluwerlaw 2013; Social State of law; A Perspective of Greek Constitutional and European Law, Thessaloniki 2005, Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; Personal Data Protection in Credit Information Systems, Thessaloniki 2006, Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; Information Law, Thessaloniki 2008 (2nd ed.), Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; E-Commerce Law Handbook, Thessaloniki 2009, Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; Co-editor: Socioeconomic and Legal Implications of Electronic Intrusion (Premier Reference Source), IGI 2009; Co-editor: E-Publishing and Digital Libraries, (Premier Reference Source), IGI 2010; Legal Informatics. ICT’s application in the legal sector, Athens – Thessaloniki 2012, Sakkoulas eds. [in Greek]; The Right to Be Forgotten and its Restrictions, 2014 [in Greek].
Expertise
Interests
I.T. law, legal informatics, public, economic and EU law
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Kaklis Triantafillos 
 
Dr. Triantafillos Kaklis currently is a Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Geology; Laboratory of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1997, the Master of Science Degree in “Applied and Environmental Geology”, in 2000 and a PhD degree in Hydrogeology from the Department of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2011. 
His primary research interests are in Hydrogeology, Groundwater Quality, Groundwater Management, Environmental Geology, Flood Phenomena and Engineering Geology. He has participated in a lot of European and National Research projects during the last 20 years.
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Kallimanis Athanasios
 
 
 
Athanasios Kallimanis, biologist, is Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology of the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the past he served as a member of faculty in the School of Environmental and Natural Resources Management of the University of Patras. He is teaching in the Schools of Biology, both undergraduate and graduate courses on Ecology, Population Dynamics, and Biostatistics. His research focuses on issues of Landscape Ecology, and more specifically in analysing the spatial pattern of biodiversity (both taxonomic and functional) under different temporal and spatial scales with an emphasis in protected areas (e.g. Natura 2000 network). To this end, he builds and analyzes ecological models
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Interests
 
Landscape ecology, biodiversity spatial patterns and drivers, mutualistic networks, Natura 2000, ecological modeling, functional diversity
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Kappas Ilias 
 
 
Ilias Kappas is Assistant Professor (since 2016) in the Dept of Genetics, Development & Molecular Biology at the School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He teaches Bioinformatics, Genetics, Phylogenetics, and Biostatistics in the School of Biology at both under- and post-graduate levels. His interests include evolutionary bioinformatics, comparative genomics, database construction, molecular phylogenetics, patterns of diversification and macroevolution, parthenogenesis, and extremophile organisms. He has published more than 35 articles in SCI journals, co-authored 3 book chapters and has more than 30 presentations in national and international conferences. He has also participated in 6 research projects funded by national and international sources. Since 2017, he is the chair of Hellenic Bioinformatics.
Expertise
Interests
Evolutionary bioinformatics, comparative genomics, molecular phylogenetics, patterns of diversification, extremophiles
email
ikappas@bio.auth.gr
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http://www.bio.auth.gr/user/2333/cv

Karagiannis Vassilios
 
 
Vassilios Karagiannis graduated from the Mathematics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Mathematics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During his doctoral dissertation he solved previously unsolved statistical experimental design problems, in a constructive and exact way, using graph theoretic methods. He is teaching the Graduate courses, “Network Theory and Applications with R software” at the School of Mathematics and “Biostatistics I and II and Applications with SPSS software” at the School of Dentistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Moreover he is teaching Elementary Mathematics Courses at the Secondary Level. Dr Karagiannis has published 25 research papers and has contributed in several international and national conferences with judges. Moreover, he has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of international scientific conferences and as the main statistical consultant in two European research programs.
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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vassilis_Karagiannis
http://gr.linkedin.com/in/vkaragiannis

Karakostas Theodoros
 
Theodore Karacostas is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Meteorology and Climatology, School of Geology, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He has been the Head of the Department for ten (10) years and the Head of the Graduate School in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment for seven (7) years. He has been the Vice President of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki Research Committee, from 2010 to 2015.  Moreover, he had designed the Greek National Hail Suppression project and he was the Scientific Director of it (Ministry of Agriculture, Greece).
He pursued his undergraduate studies (B.Sc. with honours) at the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, while his graduate studies (M.Sc. and Ph.D., both with honours) at the Department of Atmospheric Science of the University of Wyoming, U.S.A., in the field of Dynamic Meteorology, Cloud Physics and Weather Modification. 
Professor Karacostas has published extensively and has participated in and has organized numerous Conferences and Workshops, worldwide. In addition, he has coordinated several National and European research projects on weather modification, synoptic and dynamic meteorology, extreme weather events, modeling and forecasting, agricultural meteorology, cloud physics, wind energy and climatic changes. Theodore Karacostas was supported by several fellowships and was invited many times by the World Meteorological Organization and has served as a national, EU and International expert and reviewer in Committees. Moreover, he is Editor in three international publishing companies (Springer, Elsevier and Hindawi), reviewer in more than twenty five international journals on Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climatology, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, etc., and a member of several local, National and international Societies and Committees. He has been elected as the Vice-President of the Greek National Meteorological Society in 2016 and 2018, position he holds today.
Expertise
Interests
Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology, Extreme Weather Events, Cloud Microphysics, Weather Modification, Climatic Changes, Meteorological Modeling
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Katragkou Eleni
 
Eleni Katragkou is Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology and Climatology, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She graduated from AUTH, School of Physics in 1998 and the MSc program in Environmental Physics two years later. She completed her PhD studies at the University of Heidelberg, specializing in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Her research now focuses on physical climatology and regional climate modeling. She is supporting the coordination of the European Regional Climate Program EURO-CORDEX operating under the auspices of the World Climate Research Program. She is contributing Author to the IPCC-AR6, Working Group I, Chapter: Regional Climate Atlas. She has participated in more than 30 international projects and has 38 publications (h – index = 19) in peer review journals. In 2012 she was awarded with the national L’oreal-UNESCO prize for Women in Science. 
Expertise
Interests
Regional Climate, Climate change, Climate modeling, Physical Climatology, Model Evaluation
email
katragou@geo.auth.gr
URL
https://meteo.geo.auth.gr/el/eleni-katragkou
Katrakylidis Konstantinos
 
Konstantinos Katrakylidis is a Professor of Applied Econometrics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Economics. He graduated and received his postgraduate diploma and doctoral degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued with post-doctoral research at the KV University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has lectured on topics of theoretical and applied Econometrics at the Department of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as on Statistics and Operational Research at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki and the Technological Educational Institute of Serres. He has also taught Advanced Econometrics, Quantitative Methods and Research Methodology at postgraduate level at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Macedonia, the International Hellenic University and the Erasmus-Mundus program.
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Interests
 
Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Economic Analysis.
email
katrak@econ.auth.gr 
URL
http://users.auth.gr/katrak/biographical.html
Kolyva-Machera Fotini
 

Dr Fotini Kolyva-Machera received her diploma from the Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1974, her D.E.A. from the Department of Mathematics, Nancy I University of France, in 1975 and her PhD from the Department of Mathematics, Nancy I University of France, in 1977. Currently, she is Associate Professor in the Faculty of the School of Mathematics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is author of 30 articles published in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Fotini Kolyva-Machera is a member of Greek Statistical Institute and Greek Mathematical Society.
Expertise
Interests
Fractional Factorial Designs, Saturated Designs, Applied Statistics in Climatic Change and Social Sciences.
email
fkolyva@math.auth.gr
URL
http://users.auth.gr/fkolyva/
Kugiumtzis Dimitris


 
 
Dimitris Kugiumtzis has BSc in Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), MSc and PhD at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, and he is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AUTh, since September 2013 (in Engineering Faculty since 2001). He was Lecturer B at the Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, UK (2000-2001) and guest scientist (PostDoc) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (1998-1999). He has participated in a number of funded research projects and to-date he is co-ordinating a national research program (Aristeia II) and participates in two other national research programs. He has organized a number of sessions in international conferences and participated in over 40 international and 20 national conferences, in some of these giving invited talks. He has published over 50 journal papers and many national and international proceedings papers and has h-index=16 (Scopus). He has acted as evaluator in European and national research programs, and he is regular referee for many international journals. He has supervised 4 PhD theses, 3 others are in progress, and many MSc theses. He teaches a number of under-graduate courses in Statistics at the Faculty of Engineering, AUTh, and post-graduate courses on statistics, time series analysis, data analysis, econophysics, and complex networks at the Dept of Civil Engineering, Dept of Mathematics and Dept of Physics, at AUTh.
Expertise
Interests
Τime series analysis, Data mining, clustering and feature selection Computational statistics, Dynamical systems and chaos, Analysis and prediction of mechanical, geophysical, biomedical, and financial data, Econophysics, Granger causality and complex networks from time series, Biosurveillance
email
dkugiu@auth.gr
URL
http://users.auth.gr/dkugiu/
Kyritsis
Ioannis
 
 
Ioannis Kyritsis is Assistant Professor at the School of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki were he teaches Mathematics and Mathematical Economics.  He is a mathematician with a PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki His research is focused on Mathematical modeling of Environmental problems and Sustainable Development.
Expertise
Interests
Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Modeling of Economic Systems, Models of Sustainable Development
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Makris C. Georgios
 
Dr. Georgios Makris holds degrees in Mathematics from the Aristotle University, in Applied Computer Science from the University of Macedonia, MSc in WebScience and  MSc in Theoretical Informatics and Control, both from the Mathematics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He obtained his PhD on Chaos Cryptograpgy from the School of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. Dr. Georgios Makris has published on Complex Systems, Entropy, and Networks, has significant expierience in teaching mathematics and informatics on secondary education, where he has served as vice director. Dr. Makris has contributed in several national and international conferences and workshops. Presently Dr. Makris is prostdoctorat reseacher with the School of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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Interests
 
Networks, Entropy, Dynamical Systems, Chaos, Cryptography, Complex Systems, Applied Statistics, Algorithms and Programming (C, C++, Java, Visual Studio, Assembly, PHP, Python)
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Marinos Vassilis
 
Dr. Vassilis Marinos is Associate Professor of Engineering Geology at School of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the President of the IAEG National Group of Greece. He is Vice President (VP) elected of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) for the region of Europe (2019-2022). He holds a Doctoral Degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Division, an MSc with Distinction from Imperial College and a bachelor degree in Geology from the University of Athens.
He has published 90 papers in international journals and international conferences. He has participated in 19 research contracts in the field of tunnelling, landslide and slope stability. His work has been cited more than 1060 times, while research results are included in the industry (design specifications of Athens Metro S.A., in geotechnical software suits and use in geotechnical design of large engineering works internationally). He has been awarded from the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) with a runner-up certificate of the Richard Wolters Prize. His professional experience includes consulting services in geohazards-landslides risk assessment and microtunnel feasibility assessment along pipelines, on engineering-geological topics for major engineering projects as for dams on tunnel design and on engineering-geological, geotechnical and hydrogeological issues in the Metro works.
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Interests
 
engineering geology in tunnelling, landslide risk assessment, geotechnical classification, assessment of weak and complex rock masses and geotechnical databases
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Mazaris Antonios
 
 
Antonios Mazaris is a Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology, School of Biology in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interest lies in the field of Ecology and Conservation Biology. More specifically, he is interested in analyzing the spatial pattern of ecological systems and the environmental drivers of those patterns, with a focus on how scale affects the observed patterns and associations. For this research agenda he mainly relies on the construction and analysis of ecological models, as well as on the statistical analysis of real life ecological patterns. Since 2004, his research has led to more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 80 presentations at International and National Conferences and 10 book chapters. So far he has participated in 20 research projects funded by National and International sources. 
Expertise
Interests
 
Ecological modeling, conservation biology, sea turtles, protected areas
email
amazaris@bio.auth.gr
URL
http://www.bio.auth.gr/user/2339/cv
Moyssiadis Chronis
 
Chronis Moysiadis received his diploma from the School of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1972 and his PhD, on Optimization of Experimental Designs, from the same School in 1981, under the supervision of Prof. Stratis Kounias. He is working in the School of Mathematics for more than 40 years, the last 15 as Professor of Mathematical and Applied Statistics. He had taught several courses in mathematics, probability and statistics, Combinatorics and Graph Theory for the undergraduate or graduate students of School of Mathematics and some other schools or Faculties as Agriculture, Forestry, Geology, Medicine and in training programs for secondary education’s teachers, as well. Chronis Moyssiadis has written more than 50 articles in international journals, in conference proceedings or in other journals. There are more than 120 references in his scientific work. He is author or co-author of 10 textbooks and one dictionary of statistical terminology. He has supervised 10 PhD Theses and 20 Msc Theses. He was scientific coordinator of 4 research projects and participated in a lot of conferences and seminars. He served as Head of the School of Mathematics for 6 years, as vice director of the Greek Statistical Institute for 4 years and as vice president of the Hellenic Mathematical Society for 6 years.
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Interests
 
Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics, Graphs and Networks, Combinatorics, Optimal Designs, Discrete Optimization
email
cmoi@math.auth.gr
URL
http://users.auth.gr/cmoi
Nouskalis George
 
George Nouskalis is Assistant Professor in Law School of Aristotle University and has been working as a Supreme Court defense lawyer in the Thessaloniki since 1992. He completed his under- and post-graduate studies in the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He got a first class degree in both levels of study, getting at the same time an honorary scholarship. He wrote a dissertation on the "Criminal protection of computer software" (ed. SAKKOULA, THESSALONIKI 2003) and a monograph “Criminal protection of personal data” (ed. SAKKOULAS, THESSALONIKI 2005). He has also participated in writing the monograph on Hellas for the International Encyclopaedia of Cyber Law, part VII, on Computer Related Crime.
From 1992 until 1998 he was teaching, as a Special Postgraduate Scholar at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology Science of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Criminal Law to the undergraduate students on a scheme of private tutoring. Coures taught: Criminal Law-General Part , General Theory on Penalties and elements of Correctional Law, Selected Courses of Criminal Law-special part , Special Criminal Statutes
Expertise
Interests
Penal Cyber-Law, Computer Related Law, Personal Data Protection 
email
gnouskal@law.auth.gr 
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Papadopoulos
Konstantinos
 
 
 
Konstantinos G. Papadopoulos holds a Ph.D  (2000) and a MA (1995) in Economics from Universite Catholique de Louvain, CORE, Belgium and has followed the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics (2000).  His research focuses on imperfect competition and strategic interactions and has published in leading academic journals. He teaches Microeconomics, Industrial Organization and Game Theory at the Department of Economics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 
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Interests
Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Strategic Market Games, General Equilibrium,  International Economics
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Papadimitriou
Konstantinos
 
 
 
Theophilos Papadimitriou received the Diploma degree in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Master degree (D.E.A. A.R.A.V.I.S - Automatique, Robotique, Algorithmique, Vision, Image, Signale) from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, both in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2000 (Thesis title: “Motion Parameters Estimation on an Image Sequence and Application on Frame Segmentation").
In 2001, he joined the Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece, where, he served as a Lecturer (2002-2008), Assistant Professor (2008-2013), Associate Professor (2013-2018). Currently he holds the position of Professor in the same department. Dr. Papadimitriou co-authored more than 80 journal papers, conference papers and book chapters combined. He served as a reviewer for various publications and as a member to scientific committees for Conferences and Workshops. Theophilos Papadimitriou worked as a member or a project coordinator in various research projects. He gave invited talks at the University of Michigan, Temple University, University of Strasbourg and the European Central Bank. Theophilos Papadimitriou current research interests include complex network, machine learning, and data analysis. 
Expertise
Interests
Complex Networks, Machine Learning, Data Analysis
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Pavlides
Spyros
 
 
Spyros B. Pavlides is Emeritus Professor of Geology (Neotectonics and Palaeoseismology) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki educated in Natural Sciences (1973), in Geology (1978) and PhD in Neotectonics (1985). He followed many short training courses in France (Paris VI), UK, USA (California-Nevada), Japan, China and in Greece (Seismological Observatory AUTH). He has studied Active Faults and Earthquake ground deformation in several places of Greece, in Albania, Bulgaria, Western Anatolia (Turkey), Italy, China and Taiwan. His scientific interest is in, Active Tectonics and Seismotectonics, especially on the broader Aegean Geodynamics, Volcanotectonics of Santorini Volcano, Structural Geology, Palaeoseismology with emphasis in Archaeoseimology and Seismic Hazard Analysis. He  also studies History of Geosciences. He published more than 150 scientific papers, among them 75 in International Journals (peer review) and two Textbooks in “Neotectonics” (1986, by Pavlides & Moundrakis, in Greek, 136pp) and “Earthquake Geology” (2003, University Studio Press, in Greek, 378pp, New Edition 2016, 473pp), as well as “PAN-GAIA” (2007, S. Pavlides, Leader Books,  290 pp, in Greek and English recently) and “Darwin - Darwinism”  by Chintiroglou, S-Ch. & Pavlides, S. (2013) University Studio Press, Thessaloniki,135pp, in Greek). He was Chairman of the School of Geology (2006-10) and Dean of the Faculty of Science (AUTH) 2010-14. President of the Geological Society of Greece and Director of the Aristotelian Museum of Natural Science of Thessaloniki.
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Neotectonics, Earthquake Geology, Paleoseismology, Archeoseismology, Aegean Seismotectonics, GreDaSS (Greek Database of Seismogenic Sources)
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Papathanassiou
George
 
 
Dr. George Papathanassiou is Assistant Professor of Engineering Geology at Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Engineering Geology, a MSc in Applied Geology  and a  bachelor degree in Geology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  
He has published 75 papers in international journals and international conferences. He has participated in 22 research contracts in the field of liquefaction, landslide and slope stability and earthquake geology.
The main research activities concern: (i) evaluation of liquefaction potential, (ii) landslide risk assessment at regional and local scale, iii) engineering geology
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Pytharoulis Ioannis
 
 
Regional Climate, Climate change, Climate modeling, Physical Climatology, Model EvaluationDr. Ioannis Pytharoulis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (DMC/AUTH) in Greece where he has been a faculty member since 2006. He is an expert on the use, development and validation of various atmospheric numerical models such as WRF and SKIRON/Eta. He is responsible for the operational numerical weather forecasts of DMC/AUTH (http://meteo.geo.auth.gr) and their verification. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1994), an M.Sc. in Weather, Climate and Modelling (1995) and a Ph.D. in Meteorology (2000) from the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading (United Kingdom) through a Marie Curie/TMR fellowship of the European Union. 
He has been employed as a Lecturer and an Assistant Professor in DMC/AUTH (taught 8 undergraduate & 5 postgraduate courses), a researcher in the Atmospheric Modelling and Weather Forecasting Group of the Physics Department of the University of Athens, a meteorologist in the Numerical Weather Prediction Division of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, a laboratory professor at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (Greece) and the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading (UK) and a weather forecaster and scientific consultant in the private sector. 
He has participated in 28 projects from various funding authorities (European Commission, Greece, U.S.A., Germany and United Kingdom), having been the principal investigator in three (3) of them. He has been proposal evaluator for NOAA and NSF (USA), ELIDEK, State Scholarships Foundation, GRNET (Greece), controller of deliverables for GSRT and article reviewer for 25 international journals. He has also served as a guest editor in a special issue of the international journal Climate. He is the author/co-author of 37 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals (36 international and 1 Greek), 20 articles in books chapters/special volumes, 65 articles in conferences proceedings and more than 60 announcements (abstract only) in conference proceedings. He has more than 700 citations (excluding self-citations of all authors) in the international scientific literature (h-index = 14 in Scopus). 
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Synoptic Meteorology, Atmospheric Numerical Modelling, Operational Numerical Weather Prediction, Extreme Weather Events
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pyth@geo.auth.gr
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https://meteo.geo.auth.gr/en/ioannis-pitharoulis
     
Scordilis M. Emmanuel
 
Emmanuel M. Scordilis is a full Professor of Seismology and, currently, Head of the Department of Geophysics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He received his BSc. Degree in Geology as well as his PhD degree in Seismology from the School of Geology, AUTh, Greece. Tutor in various courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the School of Geology and of the School of Civil Engineering of AUTh. Cooperated with: Institute IRIGM, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France; School of Environmental Sciences, East Anglia University, Norwich, UK; Seismological Institute, Academy of Sciences, Tirana, Albania; Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Frankfurt, Germany; Laboratory of Electronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thrace. Supervised 31 undergraduate, 9 MSc. and 6 PhD theses (2 in progress). Participated in more than 70 projects of Seismology and Applied Geophysics. Published more than 100 research papers in international journals and proceedings of international conferences, receiving more than 1700 references. Co-author in one book. Participated in 35 international and national conferences as lecturer, invited speaker or member of the organizing committee.
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Time dependent seismicity, intermediate term earthquake prediction, seismic sequences, magnitude scales, compilation & homogenization of earthquake catalogs, seismotectonics.Time dependent seismicity, intermediate term earthquake prediction, seismic sequences, magnitude scales, compilation & homogenization of earthquake catalogs, seismotectonics.
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Sgardelis Stefanos
 
Stefanos Sgardelis is Professor in the Department of Ecology of the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Professor Sgardelis is teaching in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry and Physics both undergraduate and graduate courses on General Ecology, Population Dynamics, Mathematical Models, Complex Systems and Networks and Biostatistics. His research extends from soil ecology to population dynamics, structure and dynamics of Mediterranean Ecosystems and Spatial Models of biodiversity.
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Population dynamics, soil ecology, landscape ecology, diversity, generalized linear models, mutualistic networks
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http://www.bio.auth.gr/user/2343/pubs
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stefanos_Sgardelis/
Sidiropoulos Moysis
 
 
Moses Sidiropoulos is Professor in the Department of Developement and Programming of the School of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki were he is teaching Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy. Professor Sidiropoulos holds two PhDs from the Universite Louis Pasteur in Strassbourg, France, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and as Assistant Professor. He also worked as Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, U.S.A.  Moses Sidiropoulos is Director of the Laboratory of Economic Analysis and Policy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Research Fellow at the Bureau d' Economie Theorique et Appliquee of the National Reserch Center of France. He has published extensively in journals like Open Economies Review, International Journal of Finance and Economics, has published several books, has coordinated several projects and serves as a member in Scientific Committes in the Ministries of Economy and Education
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Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconometric Models, MacroeconomicGames
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Spyrou George
 
George Spyrou received his BSc on Physics from University of Athens. He holds an MSc on Medical Physics from University of Patras and a second MSc on Bioinformatics from the Department of Biology, University of Athens. During his PhD on Medical Physics from University of Patras (Prof. George Panayiotakis’ lab), he worked on algorithms and simulations applied to breast cancer imaging. At 1994 he joined as Research Associate the Medical Imaging Research Group of Prof. George Tzanakos’ Lab in the Physics Department of University of Athens, working in the project of the small animal PET prototype design and construction. Since 1998 Spyrou collaborates with the Informatics Laboratory of the Academy of Athens (Prof. Panos Ligomenides’ Lab) in the project "Hippocrates-mst" applying medical image analysis techniques and developing decision support systems for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Since 2001, he is working as Research Scientist at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA). For more than 10 years he had been assigned as the Head of the Department of Informatics and New Technologies at BRFAA. Spyrou was also in the initial Administration team of the BRFAA High Processing Computing Facility. Nowadays, George Spyrou leads his own research group in the Systems Biology Center at BRFAA and teaches modeling and simulation methods applied in Biomedicine as well as Systems Bioinformatics at postgraduate level. Up to now, he has authored over 120 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and international conferences proceedings.
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Biological Networks, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Monte Carlo Simulations
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gspyrou@bioacademy.gr
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http://www.bioacademy.gr/faculty-details/Gcw/george-m
Tsadiras Athanasios 
 
Dr. Athanasios Tsadiras is currently an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2002 he completed his postdoctoral studies on Decision Making, Prediction and Strategic Programming, at the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, supported by a scholarship from the Greek National Scholarships Foundation. He received the PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence (Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Certainty Neurons) from the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1997, supported by a scholarship from the Greek National Scholarships Foundation.  In 1992, he received his MSc Degree in Applied Artificial Intelligence from the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K under a scholarship from ‘European Social Funds’. His research interests include fuzzy logic, neural networks, decision support systems, e-commerce and enterprise information systems. He has published more than 60 papers in journals, conferences and books. He is a referee at a number of scientific journals, including Information Sciences, Fuzzy Sets & Systems, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, ΙΕΕΕ Transactions on Neural Networks. He has been involved in several projects concerning information systems, e-learning, web services, etc. He is member of the Greek Artificial Intelligence Society, the Greek Computer Society, the IEEE, and the ACM.
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Fuzzy logic, neural networks, decision support systems, e-commerce and enterprise information systems.
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tsadiras@econ.auth.gr
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http://users.auth.gr/tsadiras/
Tsokas Grigorios
 
Prof.  Grigorios N.  Tsokas is currently Director of the Laboratory of Exploration Geophysics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and Vice President of the International Society for Archaeological Prospection (ISAP). He holds a diploma in Physics (1979,AUTH), a M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics (1980,Leeds University, U.K.) and a Doctorate in Geophysics (1985,AUTH). He has been trained as a resident geophysical programmer by the Western Geophysical Company, Hounslow-London (1988), on behalf of the Greek Public Petroleum Company (currently Hellenic Petroleum). He was visiting researcher at York University, U.K., (1990) and visiting professor at the Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A., (1994). He has conducted more than 300 surveys in archaeological sites in Greece and abroad. He is the author of more than 180 papers (about 120 in peer-reviewed ISI journals) and awarded several international distinctions (best paper of the year 1997 in electrical methods, invited papers, invited speaker, 3 best paper awards in international conferences, editor of journals and member of international committees). He is currently member of the National committee handling the legacy data of the investigations for hydrocarbon resources. Also, he participated in the committees carrying out the international call for bidders for the non-exclusive seismic data acquisition offshore western and southern Greece, for shale gas and oil prospects in Greece and for granting the licenses for the hydrocarbon concessions in Ioannina, Patraikos gulf and Katakolon.
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Archaeological Prospection, Potential fields, Complex attributes of potential fields’ signals,    Exploration Geophysics, data acquisition, data processing, data interpretation.
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gtsokas@geo.auth.gr
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http://geophysics.geo.auth.gr/~gtsokas/documents/home.html
http://geophysics.geo.auth.gr/ApplGeo/

Varsakelis Nikolaos
 
Nikos Varsakelis is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki were he teaches economics, advanced macroeconomics at the undergraduate level and economics of innovation at the graduate level. He has published several articles in scientific journals on technological development, regional knowledge diffusion, entrepreneurship development, and foreign direct investment. He has presented many papers in international conferences. He has served as referee for many international journals and international organizations. He served as National Expert for the Directorates General II and XV of the Commission of the EU and research project evaluator for the EU, the Swiss Research Organization and the Georgia Research Organization. He was visiting scholar at the University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He has given many lectures and seminars, as invited speaker, for many institutions and universities. He directs the Laboratory of Economic Analysis and policy since 2010. Professor Varsakelis has been elected Vice-rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016.
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Innovation Diffusion, European Integration, Industrial and Technology Policy, Multinational Firms.
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Voudouris Konstantinos
 
Dr. Konstantinos Voudouris is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology; Laboratory of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Mathematics from the University of Patras and a PhD degree in Hydrogeology from the Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece. 
The  main research activities concern: (i) the groundwater quality and the assessment of groundwater vulnerability to pollution, (ii) groundwater resources management in the coastal areas, iii) artificial recharge or management of aquifer recharge, iv) the impacts of climate changes on groundwater reserves, and v) ancient hydrotechnologies (qanats, underground aqueducts, wells).
From 2016 is President of Hellenic Committee of Hydrogeology (Hellenic national Chapter of International Association of Hydrogeologists).
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http://www.geo.auth.gr/yliko/deps/docs/ggg/VOUDOURIS_CV_GR.pdf 
Zikopoulos Christos
 
Christos Zikopoulos is assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.), Greece, where he teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
He holds a Diploma (five-year degree) in Mechanical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Management of Production Systems and a Ph.D. in Reverse Logistics all from A.U.Th. He has working experience as an industrial management consultant in a number of industries and public organizations. Moreover, he has worked as a research associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at A.U.Th. and as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, at the Department of Marketing and Operations Management of the University of Macedonia, and at the Department of Logistics of Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki.
His work has been published in well-known scientific journals, including the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Production Research, IIE Transactions and OR Spectrum.
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Operations Management, Reverse Logistics, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Quality Control.
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cziko@auth.gr
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http://grad-econ.web.auth.gr/del/?page_id=942