UNIVERSITY OF WEST ATTICA (UNIWA)

Website: www.uniwa.gr The University of West Attica (UNIWA), is a new university, leveraging the creative collaboration and tireless efforts of the entire academic community, has set its multifold mission: To provide excellent education through high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a wide variety of scientific fields; to cultivate arts and culture so that its students can acquire the necessary skills for their scientific and professional careers, thus contributing to the social and economic development of the country. The UNIWA has three campus, six (6) Faculty with 27 depts and 57000 students (undergraduates & postgraduates). In addition, it conducts research projects in the fields of technology, economics, culture and health. To be in constant interaction with the Labor Market and Industry in order to contribute to the developmental needs of the Country.

Members of Research Teams

Nick Z. Zacharis is a Professor of Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering at University of West Attica. He received a BE from the Hellenic Air Force Academy and an MSc in Intelligent Systems from the University of Plymouth, UK. In 2002, he received a Phd degree in computer science from the Piraeus University, Greece. and the his doctoral dissertation entitled “An intelligent and adaptive multiagent system for information collection from the web”. Nick Z. Zacharis has extensive experience in private sector and he has been involved in several national and european research projects, since 1996. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to Web Programming, Machine Learning, e-Learning Tools and Technologies, Development of Video Games.

He collaborates with the Educational Institute of Public Administration, for the purpose of training and lifelong learning of civil servants in information technology. He has published research papers in journals, books and workshops and his research interests involve, the information extraction from the web, game development, educational technologies and development of intelligent systems to monitor and support students during the educational process.

Avraam Chtzopoulos is a Lecturer of the Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering at the School of Engineering (University of West Attica). He received a B.Sc. in Automation from the TEI Piraeus and an MSc in Informatics in Education from the University of Athens and MSc in Telecommunication Management in Kemps University, Austria. He is a Phd candidate in STEM methodology in Education in University of West Attica. Avraam Chtzopoulos has extensive experience in private sector and he has been involved in several national and european research projects. He has published research papers in journals and workshops and his research interests involve, the STEM, mechatronics and educational robotics.

Christos Drosos is a Teaching Assistant (ΕΔΙΠ) of the Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering at the School of Engineering (University of West Attica). He received a B.Sc. in Automation from the TEI Piraeus and an MSc in Informatics from the University of Piraeus. In 2016, he received a Phd degree in computer science from the Piraeus University, Greece and the his doctoral dissertation entitled “OPTIMIZED WELLNESS APPLICATIONS (algorithms) on MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS” and Post Doc in University of Thessaly in AI (2018). Christos Drosos has extensive experience in private sector and he has been involved in several national and european research projects. He has published research papers in journals, books and workshops and his research interests involve, the artificial intelligence, algorithms, multi-agents, intelligent systems and information systems.

Alexandros Markezinis is a technical assistant (ΕΤΕΠ) in the Department of Industrial Design and Production at the School of Engineering. He is an electronics technician with experience in the manufacture and maintenance of electronic instruments and computers.

Dimitrios Papachristos is a Teaching Assistant (ΕΔΙΠ) of the Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering at the School of Engineering (University of West Attica). He received a B.Sc. in Automation from the TEI Piraeus and Phd degree in Shipping from University of Aegean, Greece. Dimitrios Papachristos has extensive experience in private sector and he has been involved in several national and european research projects.