The members of the research laboratory are experienced and specialized researchers with extensive experience in national and international research projects related to the design, development and applications of computer systems. They have strong links with the industry with ongoing collaborations in various fields. The research work of the laboratory is additionally supported by specialized external staff, as well as by PhD candidates and postgraduate students who have the appropriate qualifications and skills for the successful implementation of the research objectives.
George K. Adam – Professor
Dr. George K. Adam is a certified Electrical-Electronics Engineer graduated from the Sofia Technical University, Bulgaria (integrated master, 1989), and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Strathclyde University, U.K. (1993). He has been a member of an Electromechanical Machine Constructions Company (1987-1995), and has served as a freelance Electrical-Electronics Engineer (1998-2003) in Greece. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece (2002-2019). Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. He has published work in more than 100 international scientific journals and conference proceedings in the field of computer science. He is a member of several technical committees and scientific associations (including IEEE and ACM as a senior member). His research interests focus on computer systems design, computer architectures and applications, operating systems, real-time control systems, and mechatronics.
Vassilis Gerogiannis – Professor
Dr. Vassilis Gerogiannis, Professor, Head of the Dept. of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly. Adjunct Professor, Hellenic Open University. Visiting Professor, IPAG Business School (France). He holds diploma in Computer Engineering and PhD in Software Engineering (University of Patras). From 1992, he participates in R&D and educational projects. Author/co-author of more than 120 papers cited in a plethora of citations. Εditor/reviewer in international journals. General chair/Program chair/Invited speaker in int. conferences. He received the “best paper award” in two int. conferences. Currently, he is Member of Management Board at the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), Council for Research & Innovation in the Region of Thessaly, Management Committee of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Institute of the Research Center IASON (University of Thessaly), Management Committee of the Technical Chamber at Central and Western Greece, Central Assembly and Scientific Committee of Electronics Engineers of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Nikolaos Liolios – Professor
Dr. Nikolaos Liolios is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Thessaly. He holds a PhD from the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology (2001). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Western Michigan University, USA (1993) and an MSc in Industrial Technology from Western Michigan University, USA (1982). He has received a research fellowship from Western Michigan University, and an honorary Ramble Research Fellowship from Wayne State University, USA. He has been the President and Director of the Postgraduate Program Master in Computer Science at the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece in collaboration with StaffordShire University, England. He has published papers in international scientific journals and conference proceedings in the field of Informatics. His research interests include design and development of automated pattern recognition systems, algorithms and parallel processing architectures.
Ilias K. Savvas – Professor
Dr. Ilias K. Savvas received his PhD degree in Computer Science at the University College of Dublin in Ireland. He is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, and Dean at the School of Technology, University of Thessaly, Greece. His research interests include issues related to parallel and distributed computing, data mining, high performance computing, and quantum computing. He is author of a great deal of research studies published at international journals, conference proceedings as well as a book chapter and member of various journals and conferences reviewing and scientific program committees.
Dimitra Avramouli – Lecturer
Dr. Dimitra Avramouli is a Computer Engineer, graduated from the University of Patras, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics (2000), and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Technology (Department of Computer Software) from the University of Patras (2003). She worked as a Computer Engineer in the companies INTRACOM SA. (2001-2004) and ALPHA BANK (2004-2008). She was a Member (Lecturer) of the Department Wood & Furniture Design and Technology of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece (2008-2019). Currently she is a Lecturer at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. She has published papers in international conferences and has participated in the creation of an educational book. Research interests focus on programming and smart applications.
Vasiliki Koutsonikola – EDIP
Dr. Vasiliki Koutsonikola works as a Laboratory Teaching Staff (EDIP) at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. She holds a degree in Informatics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001), a Master’s degree in Information Systems, University of Macedonia (2003), and a PhD in “Web Grouping Techniques” from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009). She has been a Professor of Informatics in Primary (2013-2016) and Secondary education (2003-2006 and 2010-2013), as well as as a Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Informatics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece (2017-2019). She has published papers in international scientific journals and conferences. Her research interests include: information systems, data grouping algorithms, data organization and management, directory services.
Anastasia Balia – EDIP
Ms. Anastasia Balia used to work as Special Technical Laboratory Staff at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. Since November 2023 she works as a Laboratory Teaching Staff (EDIP). She holds a bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1998). Moreover, she holds a MSc in Graphic Arts – Multimedia, Hellenic Open University, Greece (2012). Her scientific and research interests focus on Programming and Multimedia Data Security.
Tilemachos Stylianos – ETEP
Mr. Tilemachos Stylianos is currently working as a Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (ETEP) at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece (2019). He holds a degree in Educational Electronic Engineering Technologist, ASETEM (2000). He has attended the MSc Information Systems education program at the Open University of Cyprus (2014) and the MSc of Computer and Systems Engineering – Intelligent Systems and Internet of Things at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece (thesis writing period). He has worked as an Electronic Engineer on Telecommunication Systems in the private sector (1999-2000, 2004-2010). He also worked as a scientific collaborator on research programs at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece (2007-2016). His scientific and research interests are computer and telecommunication systems, Internet of Things, IoT platforms and e-health applications, embedded systems, optoelectronics, microprocessors, computer architecture, optical communications and computer networks.
Dr. Athanasios I. Margaris received his BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1992, his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield in 1995 and his PhD from the Department of Applied Informatics of the University of Macedonia in 2003. The subject of his PHD thesis was the study of chaotic attractors and nonlinear systems with neural networks. In recent years he has been working as a Lecturer in University Departments teaching Physics, Applied Mathematics and Informatics. His research interests include mathematical physics, digital signal processing and neural networks. He has published over 40 papers in journals and conference proceedings. He has authored 5 books in the field of informatics and applied mathematics and translated another 16 into related subjects from English to Greek. Currently he works as am adjunct instructor in the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.
Our goal is to create an open ecosystem for quantum technologies and quantum software and algorithms so that anyone interested can easily be a part of it. The goal of this group is to learn and diffuse quantum computing as well as to participate and contribute to the research on this topic.