I was born in Lamia city, Greece. I hold a Diploma (1998) and a PhD (2004) in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and an MBA (2015) form Cyprus Open University. I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly, holding a position for “Embedded Computing Systems” at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. I am also the Head of Intelligent Systems Laboratory-ISL, Chair of the Research and Innovation Regional Committee for the Region of Central Greece and the Deputy Chairman of National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET). In parallel to my academic career, I have served as a Director for Strategic Development of the Patras Science Park (2007-2008), as a tutor and auditor of the educational material of the Hellenic Open University, and IT expert for the Region of Western Greece and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Government (2007-2008).
My research interests are focused on Computer and Embedded Systems Architecture, VLSI Circuits & Systems Design, Low-power Design and/or Design-for-Test, and Design of Hardware Accelerators for a variety of applications (e.g. image processing, cryptography, medical devices, etc.). Furthermore, I am active in Internet of Things, Cybersecurty and SmartCity/Smart Home research on Hardware. As a researcher, I have participated in more than 20 research projects funded by EU and the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology. I have published more than 110 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. My research has received more than 900 citations. I am also the co-author of 7 chapters in technical books.
I am a Member of IEEE (S’98-M’04-SM’12) since 2004 (student 1998, Senior Member since 2012), of IET (2000-2016) and Senior Member of ACM. I am a reviewer in 10 magazines and journals and a permanent reviewer to more than 10 conferences. I have been a member of the Organizing Committee of numerous IEEE conferences. I am a judge in WRO Hellas, Open Robotics Contest, and the founder of creative team A2rTEST. I am also in the organizing committee of TEDxLamia, Central Hackathon, CrowdHackathon and I have served as Mentor for various creative teams in Contests and Hackathons. My research has received 3 international awards and 4 national awards. During 2008-2016, I served as the delegate of Greece at the IEEE Region 8 Committee
FACTS ABOUT ME
I am a mentor, having formed two creative teams in the past (at the University of Patras and at the TEI of Ionian Islands). I now run one new team, namely A2rTEST, of more than 50 students (undergraduates and graduates).
I lead two research projects (+300k EUR) and one grant from IEEE EPICS (10k USD),
I have published 80 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. My research has received more than 680 citations. I am also the co-author of 4 chapters in technical books.
I have served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Potentials, and I was responsible for the editorial of a special issue for IoT Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Challenges.
I like basketball, playing and also watching my favorite team Panathinaikos. I also like Judo and running.
Besides sports, I like good films and going to the cinema with friends and my beloved wife Angie. I also like traveling abroad, having visited more than 40 countries. I like rock, hard rock, and metal music, but I like also hearing to melodies and ballads.