Program’s Faculty

Instructors of the program involves faculty from the Departments of Management Science and Technology, Statistics and Informatics and Industry experts, holding degrees from the best universities in the world: Columbia University, Imperial University, London School of Economics, Stanford University, University of Edinburgh, University of Frankfurt, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota. All people have a well-built industrial experience in their field of expertise and a strong international research presence.

Meet the team

Ion Androutsopoulos

Associate Professor, Dept. of Informatics

Ion Androutsopoulos (http://www.aueb.gr/users/ion/) is Associate Professor in AUEB’s Department of Informatics and head of AUEB’s NLP Group (http://nlp.cs.aueb.gr/). He holds a PhD in AI from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked as a researcher at NCSR “Demokritos” and the former Microsoft Research Institute of Macquarie University in Sydney. He is also an Adjunct Researcher of the Research Centre “Athena”. He has carried out extensive research in NLP, including question answering systems for structured and unstructured information, concept-to-text and text-to-text generation, sentiment analysis, document classification, textual entailment and paraphrasing, machine learning methods for NLP. He has authored a monograph on natural language interfaces and more than 60 scientific articles, published in journals, conference proceedings, or as book chapters, with more than 4,000 citations. He has participated in several national and European research projects and in the programme committees of all major NLP conferences. He co-organised EACL 2009, and he currently co-organizes the Large Scale Hierarchical Text Classification (LSHTC), BioASQ, and SemEval Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis challenges.

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Damianos Chatziantoniou

Associate Professor, Director of the Program, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Damianos Chatziantoniou received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Athens and continued his studies at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University (M.Sc.) and Columbia University (M.Phil., Ph.D.) His academic research interests include big data systems, business intelligence, large-scale analytics, query processing, data streams and real-time analysis. He has published more than 30 articles at top conferences and journals, such as VLDB, ICDE, EDBT, KDD, SIGMOD, CIKM, Journal of Information Systems, DKE and elsewhere. His research work has influenced Microsoft’s SQL Server (query processor), Oracle’s 8i and 9i Systems (Analytic Functions for OLAP), and ANSI SQL Standard (OLAP Amendment). He is currently an Associate Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). Prior to AUEB, he has served as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. Besides academia, Damianos has been actively involved in several technology start-up companies in New York, Athens and San Francisco. Panakea Software Inc. (founder, 1998), based in New York City, developed and marketed database querying/reporting technology to make certain analytic tasks (OLAP) easier to express and faster to evaluate. Clients included Dun & Bradstreet, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Philips North America. VoiceWeb (founder, 2001), based in Athens, focused on speech & telecom applications. Most recently, Damianos has served as a senior research consultant in Aster Data Systems, a pioneer in big data systems. Aster Data was acquired in March of 2011 by Teradata.

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George Doukidis

Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Dr. G. Doukidis is Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) specializing in information systems, e-business, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, decision making. He holds an MSc and PhD from London School of Economics where he taught for 8 years. He has published 15 books and numerous papers in leading scientific journals and acted as guest editor in the Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of I.S., International Journal of E-Commerce, Journal of Information Technology, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. In 2009 he received the European Case-Study Award for “Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management”. At AUEB he is the Director of the E-Business Research Center (ELTRUN) and Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (MOKE).

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George Giaglis

Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

George is Vice Rector of Finance & Development and Professor of eBusiness at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. He has previously worked with the University of the Aegean (Greece) and Brunel University (UK), while he has held visiting posts in universities in the UK, Australia, USA, Finland and Denmark. In 2001, George founded the ISTLab Wireless Research Center, the first research center in Greece with a focus on mobile business, applications and services, while since 2009 he is the Director of Sociomine, a newly-founded research center with a focus on Social Network Analytics. He has also been elected as academic representative in the Coordinating Committee of the Hellenic Mobile Cluster. George has published more than 150 articles in leading journals and international conferences and has authored ten books with Greek and international publishers. His scientific contribution has been acknowledged by the international academic community, as evidenced by the large number of citations (more than 3,000 citations) and the best paper and teaching awards he has received. He serves at the Editorial Board of seven international academic journals and has served at the organizing committees of more than 40 international conferences. From 2003 to 2008, he was Permanent Secretary of the International Conference on Mobile Business, which he organized in Athens in 2010. His research and teaching interests focus on a) electronic business, emphasizing on the design, development and evaluation of innovative mobile, social networking and business applications, b) simulation modeling, business process modeling and system dynamics, c) social network analytics, focusing on data mining, user modeling and social learning behavior in online social networks and d) ubiquitous and pervasive information systems.

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George Ioannou

Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Dr. George Ioannou is Professor of Production & Operations Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He serves as the Director of the MBA International Program, and as the Head of the Operations & ERP Systems Center within the Management Science Laboratory. He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Virginia Tech, directing the Manufacturing Systems Integration Laboratory. Dr. Ioannou received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and his M.Sc./DIC in Industrial Robotics and Manufacturing Automation from Imperial College, London, UK. He was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Systems Research of the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His research concentrates on the quantitative and analytical study of business systems, and merges operations research tools with modern information technology to address open problems faced by today’s complex enterprises and supply chain networks. His work has been sponsored by several research organizations and private companies from the US, Europe and Greece (Toshiba, Motorola, Siemens, Cyclon, Avin, SAS Institute, NSF, European Commission, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Education, etc.), while his publications have appeared in various archival journals and cover topics ranging from facility and material handling system design and operation, to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. He has consulted for many companies and public organizations, and was responsible for executive and educational seminars in his areas of expertise, both in the US and Greece. He has been honored by many Teaching Excellence Awards for his MBA courses, has been recognized by the Board of the Athens Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and he is the recipient of the Microsoft Excellence in Education Award.

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Dimitris Karlis

Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics

Dimitris Karlis is Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) . He received a BSc. in Statistics from Department of Statistics, AUEB in 1992 and a PhD in Statistics from the same department in 1999. He has published approximately 70 papers in peer reviewed statistical journals. His research interest refer to mixture models, computational statistics and especially stochastic algorithms, multivariate count data analysis, models for statistical analysis for sports data and modeling dependent data via copulas. He is Associate editor of Metron journal, Communications in Statistics (both Theory and Methods and Computation and Simulation), IMA Journal of Management Mathematics and Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, while he has acted as referee for more than 135 papers. He is also editor of Biometrics Bulletin of IBS. He has supervised 2 PhD student (currently the one is lecturer in Univ. of East Anglia, UK and the other Post-Doc in University of Cyprus), 14 Master thesis, while at this moment he supervises two PhD students. He has been invited in several conferences around the world. He is member of the American Statistical Society, elected member of the International Statistical Institute, member of the International Association of Statistical Computing, publicity officer of the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the International Biometrics Society and member of the Greek Statistical institute. He has also participated in several European projects related to statistics and mainly to official statistics.

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Yannis Kotidis

Associate Professor, Dept. of Informatics

Dr. Yannis Kotidis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the National Technical University of Athens, and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland (USA). Between 2000 and 2006 he was a Senior Technical Specialist at the Database Research Department of AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park, New Jersey.  His main research areas include large scale data management systems, data warehousing and data mining. He has published more than 80 articles in international conferences and journals and holds 5 U.S patents. He has served on numerous organizing and program committees of international conferences related to data management.

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Lilian Mitrou

Associate Professor, Dept. of Informatics

Dr. Lilian Mitrou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. She teaches information law and data protection law. Lilian Mitrou holds a PhD in Data Protection (University of Frankfurt – Germany). She has served as a Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (1999-2003). She has also served as Advisor to the former Prime Minister K. Simitis in sectors of Information Society and Public Administration (1996 – 2004). She served and still serves as member of many Committees working on law proposals in the fields of privacy and data protection, communications law, e-government etc. Her professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions on national and international level. Her research interests include: Privacy and Data Protection,   e-Democracy and eGovernment services, Internet Law. L. Mitrou published books and chapters in books (in Greek, German and English) and many journal and conference papers.

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Haris Papageorgiou

Institute for Language & Speech Processing, Athena RC, Greece

Haris Papageorgiou is a Principal researcher at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP/R.C. “Athena”) and Co-founder of Qualia, a business intelligence company established in 2006. Haris is responsible for building advanced multimedia analytics for scalable data systems and big data infrastructures. He has held Chief Scientist positions in several european and national projects in the area of multilingual multimodal multimedia processing. Haris holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from National Tech University of Athens(NTUA) and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from NTUA. He has published approx. 100 papers in international scientific books, journals and international conferences and taught in several postgraduate programmes in Business Analytics. His research interests focus on language and speech technology, knowledge discovery and representation, machine learning, web mining and information retrieval.

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Angeliki Poulymenakou

Associate Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Angeliki Poulymenakou is Associate Professor in the Department of Management Science & Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to this, she has served as Lecturer in Information Systems at the Information Systems Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a first degree in Mathematics (University of Athens), and MSc and PhD degrees in Information Systems both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests over the years have addressed advanced knowledge analysis and management methods (PhD), inter-organisational networks, IT enabled organisational change and new methods of work, business processes level implications of ERP, e-learning particularly in workplace contexts, e-government (studies in Brazil and Greece), and implications of digital entrepreneurship (China). She has published 25 papers in international journals, 50 papers in peer reviewed international conferences and two books (by Springer Berlin and Kluwer Academic Publishers). Currently she serves on the editorial board of three international journals, while she has served on the program committee and as associate editor for international information systems conferences for multiple years (ICIS, ECIS, IFIP). She has been program co-chair and organising chair for the IFIP WG 8.2 & 9.4 conference (Athens, 2003), program chair for MCIS (Athens, 2009) and programme and organising chair for IFIP WG 9.5 (Athens, 2009). She has acted as research coordinator in 20 EU and national funded Research and Development projects most of them involving collaboration with academic and industrial partners across Europe. Since 2001 she is the Director of the Organisational Information Systems Research Group first in the ELTRUN and then in the ISTLab of the Department of Management Science and Technology of the AUEB.

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Katerina Pramatari

Associate Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Katerina Pramatari is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and scientific coordinator of the ELTRUN-SCORE (Supply Chain & Demand Management Collaboration and Electronic Services) research group. She holds a B.Sc. in Informatics and M.Sc. in Information Systems from AUEB, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management also from AUEB. She has worked as a systems analyst for Procter & Gamble European Headquarters and in the Marketing Department of Procter & Gamble Greece, as well as in the setup of B2B ventures. She has received several business and academic distinctions and scholarships. Her research and teaching areas are supply chain information systems, e-business integration and electronic services. During the last six years she has been supporting the e-nnovation student competition on digital innovation and entrepreneurship. She has published more than 90 papers in scientific journals, peer-reviewed academic conferences and book chapters. Amongst others she has published in the Journal of Retailing, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, The European Journal of O.R., Computers and O.R., Supply Chain Management-An International Journal, Journal of Information Technology.

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Diomidis Spinellis

Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Diomidis Spinellis is a Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. From 2009 to 2011 he instituted and delivered a demanding turnaround process, serving as the Secretary General for Information Systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance. His research interests include software engineering, IT security, and programming languages. He has written two award-winning, widely-translated books: “Code Reading” and “Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective”. Dr. Spinellis has also published more than 200 technical papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings, which have received more than 2000 citations. He is a member of the IEEE Software editorial board, authoring the regular “Tools of the Trade” column. He has contributed code that ships with Mac OS X and BSD Unix and is the developer of UMLGraph and other open-source software packages, libraries, and tools. He holds an MEng in Software Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from Imperial College London. Dr. Spinellis serves as an elected member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (2013–2015), and is a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE.

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Christos Tarantilis

Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Technology

Christos D. Tarantilis is Professor and Head of the Department of Management Science & Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business as well as the Director of the ISO-certified “Management Science Laboratory (MSL)” of the University. He mainly works on the design, development and application of mathematical models, operations research techniques and computationally efficient algorithms to enable the use of Decision Support Systems. He has more than 120 scientific papers in international academic journals (INFORMS, Willey, IEEE, Elsevier), books and conferences, including more than 50 journal papers in Web of Science-indexed journals. Some of his work is used as instruction material in academic programs of N. America and Europe, while his algorithms for the solution of large-scale problems in transportation and logistics have been internationally acclaimed. In addition, Prof. Tarantilis has been sixteen (16) times the recipient of the “Best Teaching Faculty Award” of his undergraduate and postgraduate/MBA courses.

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Panagiotis Tsiamyrtzis

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics

Panagiotis Tsiamyrtzis received the BS degree in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained the MS and PhD degrees in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., where he worked as visiting faculty. In 2004, he joined the Department of Statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business, where he is currently Associate Professor. His research interests include Bayesian statistical process control (quality control), statistical aspects of computer vision problems and applications of Bayesian statistics. He is the author of more than forty refereed research papers and recipient of “best paper” awards in two conferences (American Statistical Association & European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics). As of 2011, he is also a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, TX, U.S.A.

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Vasilis Vassalos

Associate Professor, Dept. of Informatics

Vasilis Vassalos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems in the Stern School of Business of New York University (1999-2003), and at AUEB (2003-2009). He graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2000. He also has an M.Sc. from Stanford University in Computer Science (1998) and an Electrical Engineering Diploma from NTUA, graduating first in his class. He has published more than 45 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences in the areas of databases and the Web, such as ACM SIGMOD, ACM TODS, VLDB Conference, IEEE ICDE Conference, EDBT Conference, IEEE TKDE, WWW Conference, and more. He holds 2 US patents for work on information integration, and regularly serves on the program committees of the major conferences in databases, and as a reviewer for the major journals. He was PC Co-Chair of the 14th International Workshop on the Web and Databases (WebDB 2011). He was a co-founder of a startup company in the space of Enterprise Information Integration (Enosys Software, founded in 2000, acquired by BEA Systems in 2003). Ηe was a Visiting Professor at UCSD and a Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellow in 2007-2008 and a Visiting Professor at EPFL in Spring 2013.

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