University of the Aegean
Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
Members of the Research Team
Accosiate Professor Manolis Maragoudakis is an associate professor in the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems engineering. He obtained his diploma in computer science from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete in 1999. He joined the University of Patras, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2000 and he obtained his PhD in artificial intelligence in 2005. The thesis was entitled “Reasoning under uncertainty in dialogue and other natural language systems using Bayesian network techniques”. In the past he has worked as adjunct associate professor in the Ionian University, Department of Informatics. He is a member of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society and a reviewer in «IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering». His research interests include privacy-preserving data mining, large scale data mining, artificial intelligence, semantic web, machine learning, Bayesian networks, natural language processing and user modeling. He speaks English fluently (CPE from the Universities of Michigan and Cambridge) and German. His Post doctoral research was entitled: “Extraction of Hierarchical Ontologies from textual web corpora”, funded by the Greek government under the PYTHAGORAS-II: Support for research groups within universities”. He is a certified ICT trainer (from the National Center of Certifications) in computer science with identification number 712185. He has published more than 100 articles in international journals and conferences and served as reviewer or member of scientific and organizing committes in many international journals and conferences. He has been actively involved in various R&D projects, funded by the EU, such as MANYLAWS, PADGETS: FP7, NOMAD: FP7, EU-Community: FP7, IANOS: EPET-ΙΙ: 98 GΤ-49, DEIKTHS: EPET-ΙΙ: 98 GT-24, GEMINI: IST-2001-32343, INSPIRE: IST-1999-10387, ORIENTEL: IST-2000-28373, Ε2Μ: IST-2000-30167, COOPERATION 2011 – Partnerships of Production and Research Institutions in Focused Research and Technology Sectors, COOPERATION 2011 – Border Geomatics Utilities for Area Reconnaissance & Decision Support, ARCHIMEDES III: Research Teams in Technical Academic Institutions
Stefanos Gritzalis is a Professor of Information and Communication Systems Security, at the Lab. of Systems Security, Dept. of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece (06.2019+).
Previously, he was a Professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece, School of Engineering, Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, and member of the Info-Sec-Lab Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security (2002-2019). He was the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Greece (2014-2018), Head of the Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering (2005-2009), Deputy Head of the Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering (2012-2014), and Director of the Lab. of Information and Communication Systems Security (2005-2009).
He has acted as Special Secretary for the Hellenic Ministry for Administrative Reform and Electronic Government (2009-2012).
He holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Electronic Automation, and a PhD in Information and Communications Security from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
His published scientific work includes more than 10 books, 33 book chapters (including the book “Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies and Practices”, co-edited by A. Acquisti, S. Gritzalis, C. Lambrinoudakis and S. De Capitani di Vimercati, Auerbach Publications, Taylor and Francis Group). Moreover, his work has been published in 311 papers (133 in refereed journals and 178 in the proceedings of international refereed conferences and workshops). He has co-authored papers with more than 130 researchers from 25 countries during the last 28 years. The focus of his publications is on Information and Communications Security and Privacy. His most frequently cited papers have more than 6.400 citations, h-index=45, i10-index=142, as measured by Google Scholar.
He acts as Area Editor for the prestigious “IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials” journal (IF=22.97 for the year 2018, ranked 1st in Telecommunications and Computer Science domains). He is the Editor-in-Chief or Editor or Editorial Board member in 35 journals and a Reviewer in more than 78 scientific journals. He has acted as Guest Editor in 34 journal special issues, he has been General Chair or Program Committee Chair in more than 45 international conferences and workshops, he has served as a Program Committee member of more than 563 international conferences and workshops.
He has supervised 14 PhD dissertations and has acted as external evaluator for more than 50 PhD students from Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Greece, etc.
He has been involved in several National and EU funded R&D projects for 25 years receiving research and development grants of over € 5.0 million (Horizon 2020, IST FP7/FP6/FP5, DGXIII Telematics / ETS-II / ETS-I / Telematics for Administration / Value II / Healthcare Telematics, DG XVI Feder, GSRT etc.).
He has acted as External Reviewer for research proposals submitted to: ERC European Research Council, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, Czech Science Foundation, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency, ETH Zurich Research Commission, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, Slovenian Research Agency, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, Qatar Foundation – Qatar National Research Fund, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, The University of Nicosia Research Foundation in Cyprus, Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Development ESF Operational Programme “HR Development, Education and Life Long Learning” etc. Moreover, he has acted as member of the 2015 Technical Recognition Award Selection Committee for the “IEEE Communications & Information Security Technical Recognition Award”.
His professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions. He was elected twice as Member of the Board (Secretary General, Treasurer) of the Greek Computer Society. He acts as member of the Hellenic Association for Information Systems AIS – Hellenic Chapter, the Association for Computing Machinery ACM, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society “Communications and Information Security Technical Committee”.
George Chrysoloras is a laboratory instructor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of the University of the Aegean. His teaching activities include software technology, databases, IT security and decision support systems. He has a diploma in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from the University of the Aegean and a Master’s degree in Advanced Information Systems from the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus.
He has also worked as a software engineer in a number of software and telecommunications companies. Currently he is a PhD candidate in the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of University of the Aegean in the filed of Open-set Authorship Attribution.
He has participated in European research projects such as DEFeND – Data governance for supporting GDPR (Η2020) and COGNIPLAT – A Gaming PLATform for Restoration of COGNItive Functions of the Elderly (ERA-NETS 2018).
Christos Kalyvas is a PhD Candidate at University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering. He obtained his BSc degree in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, University of the Aegean in 2010 were he attended and completed a wide range of Computer Science Courses. He received his MSc Degree in Information and Communication Systems Security from the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering in 2012. The thesis was entitled “Modeling Multiple Modes of Operation with Alloy” which applies Formal-Logic over various Cryptographic Methods. His PhD is in the research area of Intelligent Big Data Management which tries to extract useful insights from Data by combining Multi-Objective Optimization and Supervised Machine Learning approaches. His interests are related to the broader topics of Fraud Detection & Crime investigation, Decision Optimization & Machine Learning, AI Ethics & Morality, Logic & Reasoning. Specifically, his research interests include Knowledge Graphs & Graph Databases, Machine & Deep Learning, Decision Support Systems, Information Security, Knowledge Discovery/Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Data Management. He speaks English fluently. He was actively involved in various R&D projects, funded by Greece and the EU, such as AMINESS: Analysis of Marine Information for Environmentally Safe Shipping, SPADES: SPAtio-textual Data Exploration at Scale, ENIRISST: Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics. https://icsdweb.aegean.gr/chkalyvas/
Nikolaos Papaloukas is a Technical Laboratory Staff, (E.T.E.P.) at University of the Aegean, Department of Mathematics. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a postgraduate degree from the Department of Mathematics of the Aegean University. Worked as a teaching professional at the private Training Centers InfoQuality and at the Vocational Training School OAED. He speaks English fluently. He was actively involved in various R&D projects, funded by Greece and the EU, such as “ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM” of the University of the Aegean, “DEFeND” the data governance framework for supporting GDPR.