Ventzas Dimitrios - Professor


Βέτζας Δημήτριος
Dr. Ventzas Dimitrios (SMISA), Professor of the Department of Architecture and Infrastructure Computer Systems in Automatic Control Systems and Digital Signal Processing is an Electrical Mechanical Engineer, AUTH, with PhD and MSc from Bradford University, P / G School of Control Eng, UK, and has experience at the University of Thessaly, Department of Mechanical Engineering Industry, TEI Athens (Department of Medical Instruments, TIC) and the TEI of Lamia (Department of Electronics) and Graduate of the University of Bradford, TEI of Larissa, University of Thessaly and the Technological Educational Institute of Halkida, collaborations NTUA research experience in SAE, DSP, Microprocessors and Feeds, professional experience in the CIU, AMBER SA – Lafarge SA and ELDA as Electronics Engineer, Electrical-Mechanical Engineer, Instrument & Control Engineer.
He was Network Manager SCADA ELDA, Athens, 1985-1988 professional training from companies like YEW, Stortz Gmbh, Heidelberg, FRG, Beicip France, Comerint, UK, etc.
He participated in organizing and scientific committees of national and international workshops, conferences, sessions, etc.
He is a member publications crisis committee of national and international periodicals, reviewer.
He held management positions in industry and TEI.
He wrote lecture notes in SAE DSP, Robotics, Electronic Measurements, Biomedical Engineering and Maintenance.
Is Technical Books author, chapters in international and national Technical Books and Publications and in many publications in international and national journals and conferences with many eteronafores.
He is a member of national and international scientific associations and chambers.

Samaras Nikolaos - Professor
Σαμαράς Νικόλαος
Nicholas S.. Samaras, is Professor of the Department of Informatics, TEI Thessaly based in Larissa. From 2008 to now serve in the position of the Director of Engineering and Networks Division during the period 2003 to 2008 he served as Chairman of the Department. Dr. Samaras is also the Director of Postgraduate Studies in Computer Science, which is offered at TEI in partnership with Staffordshire University UK. From 2003 until 2010 he worked with the Department of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Thessaly in Volos based on contract PD / 407. His current research interests include Network Control Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks and their applications as well Optimal Control and Automation Systems.
Dr. Samaras acquired First degree and Master Studies from City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA, and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 1986, 1987 and 1999 respectively, all in the specialty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.
From 1987 to 2002, he worked in the metal processing industry which has developed, designed, implemented and supervised numerous innovative Distributed Control Systems and Automation, applied in a variety of industrial processes worldwide. He served as assistant faculty member of the Telecommunications Department and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, in the period 2000-2002.
He has been a visiting professor at the Engineering School of Southern Denmark Syddansk University. He has authored over 40 notable publications in international scientific journals and conferences with judges, as well as two book chapters.
Dr. Samaras served as chairman of the committee of the IAS IEEE judges from 2002 to 2009. He has also participated in various international steering committees and program organizing committees in numerous international conferences. He was co – recipient of the award of the IEEE Industry Applications Society Prize Paper Award in 1998.

Adam George - Assistant Professor
Αδάμ Γεώργιος
George Adam was born in Chalkida in 1965. He graduated from the Sofia Technical University with a diploma and a M.Sc. Engineering Electronics and Automation cum laude 9.43 / 10 (1989), and received a PhD in Computer Science (with a scholarship from the British Council for Research in Science and Engineering) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, M. UK (1993 ).
He has been a member of a limited partnership company electromechanical structures tasked with the administration and operation of the business and organization of production, and the development and automation part of the production equipment and the supervision of information systems (from 1987 to 1995).
As a freelancer he practiced diploma in Electrical (E) Engineering (class books KBS B “), with the task of drafting, supervision and execution of electromechanical studies, and providing services to businesses and institutions (1998-2003 ).
Since 1996 he works at the Technological Educational Institution (scientific and lab assistant until 2002), from 2002 to 2006 as assistant professor and since 2006 until today as associate professor in the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He has also served as a research associate and lecturer with P.D.407 / 80 at the University of Thessaly (1999-2007).
He served as Deputy D / Director of STEF / TEI-L (2011-2012), Deputy D / Director of TRC and Head of the Research Sector Applied Informatics (2011-), Head of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (2008-2012), member the seven-member body of EU / TEI-L (2007-2010), member of the IEG Section TD & T. (2008-), etc.
The research interests of Mr. Adam focused on methods of design computing and simulation, architecture / Y and Applications, Operating Systems, Control Systems The / Y, Control Software, Mechatronics.
He has served as supervisor and a member of the research programs (MME1994-1999, S & T OPC, Archimedes II & III, THALES) and expert evaluator and expert in European organizations (MONET, INTAS, EVAL-INCO, ICT PSP, eContent, EACI, FP7 People, etc.). As a freelance engineer has won and implemented studies and development programs for educational institutions and companies (Univ. Of Thessaly, ADAM & CO, etc.). It also has considerable experience and contribution to the design and development of educational and research software (QMTool, AgroModel, GisTool, etc.).

Petrellis Nikolaos - Assistant Professor
Πετρέλλης Νικόλαος

N.. Petrellis graduated from the Engineering department The Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University. Patras in 1994 and obtained a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Tech. Computer in 1999 from the same university with the subject of the Sharing Operations and Co-simulation in Embedded Systems. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications of TEI in September 2010.
He has worked in companies Analogies SA (2007-2010), Atmel Hellas SA, GiGA A / S (Intel Corporation) and Knowledge AE from 1994 to 2003 and served as a permanent teacher b / Secondary Education from 2003 to 2010. He taught Embedded Systems TEI Messolonghi from 2006 to 2010 as a research associate from 2003 to 2010 he lectured in Section Ing. PC & Informatics, University. Patron accordance with PD407 / 80.
He has published more than 70 papers in international research journals, conferences and books with referees and is the sole or principal inventor on eight Greek and international patents. His research interests include the design of Embedded Systems for Telecommunications, Medical applications, automation, and mixed analog-digital design.

Vlachos Vassilis – Assistant Professor
Βλάχος Βασίλειος

He is a Ph.D. holder of the Management Science and Technology of the Economic University of Athens, and holder of the MSc in Integrated Hardware and Software Systems from the Dpt of Computer and Informatics Eng of the University of Patras, and chartered Electronic and Computer Engineer from the Polytechnic School of Crete. He gave lectures at the University of Thessaly, University of Central Greece and the University of Piraeus, while since 2010 he is permanent staff as Assistant Professor in the Dpt of Computer Engineers at TEI of Thessaly.He cooperates as a Senior Research and Development Engineer with the Research and Academic Institute of Computers (ΕΑΙΤΥ), while for many years he was member of Action Group for Digital Security (DART), and the General Secretariat of Digital Planning of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He is member of the Board of Directors of Free Software and Open Code (ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ), the Board of Directors of Informatics and Communication Engineers Union of Greece (ΕΜηΠΕΕ), and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Academic Staff of TEI of Thessaly.

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Iatrellis Homer – Applications & Laboratory Professor
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He is graduate of Physics from University of Ioannina (1999), while in 2001 finished his postgraduate studies with specialization in Computers Networks from Middlesex University of London. Since 2008, he is Applied Professor in Computer Engineers Dpt, of TEI of Thessaly where he teaches “Introduction in Computers”, “Networks I” “Networks II” and “Principles of Communication”.

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Papaioannou Thanasis – Adjunct Instructor (MSc, PhD)
Thanasis Papaioannou

Dr. Thanasis Papaioannou received his Ph.D. (2007) in Computer Science from the Dept. of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece, and his M.Sc.(2000) and B.Sc.(1998) in Computer Science from the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Crete, Greece. Since Jan. 2016, he is a senior researcher at the Networks, Economics and Services (NES) lab of AUEB, and from Sept. 2016 he is also teaching at the University of Thessaly, Greece. Formerly, for 2013-2015, he was a senior researcher at the Communications and Networking Division of the Information Technologies Institute of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH). He has also been a postdoctoral researcher at the Distributed Information Systems Lab (LSIR) of EPFL, Switzerland for Oct. 2008-Apr. 2013. Prior to that, in 2007-2008, he was a Lecturer at AUEB, teaching Network Security (hands-on) and Distributed Systems.

He has published over 50 articles in well-known conferences and journals, e.g., ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, IEEE Infocom, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, etc. He has served in the TPC committees of more than 40 conferences, including Sigmod, ICDCS, ICDE, SSDBM, Globecom, etc. He has been the technical leader for his institution for 5 EU research projects and a key technical contributor in 15 EU and national R&D projects. His research interests span a wide range including cloud resource management, stream data management, privacy, smart grid, crowdsensing, social networkds, trust and network economics.

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Xenakis Apostolis – Adjunct Instructor (MSc, PhD)
Xenakis Apostolis

Apostolis Xenakis studied Computer Science with specialization in Computer Networks and Communications (2002), he obtained his MSc in Electronic and Computer Engineering from University of Essex, U.K. with specialization in Software Engineering and Distributed Systems and Networks (2003) and his MSc in Computer and Communications Engineering from University of Thessaly (2007) with specialization in Networks and Telecommunications. He also received his PhD in wireless sensor systems from the Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Thessaly (2014).

 He has worked in several IT companies as a system administrator, network engineer, data analyst and IT infrastructure planner. Since 2009 he is scientific associate lecturer at the Technological University of Thessaly (Computer Engineering Dept.), at ASPETE (School of Pedagogical and Technological Sciences – Volos Branch). He has participated in several EU funded projects as a research scientist and since 2013 he collaborates with ATHENA and IRETETH/EKETA research institutes. He has published around 20 journal and conference papers and his research interests include WSNs, Cognitive IoT, Data Networks, Mathematical modeling, energy efficient communications, pervasive computing and educational robotics.

Currently he works as an associate lecturer at University of Thessaly, TEI of Sterea Ellada and ΤΕΙ of Thessaly.Finally he is a Cisco Certified Instructor since 2007 and teaches technical seminars in computer networks at University of Thessaly.

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Kalovrektis Kostas – Adjunct Instructor (MSc, PhD)
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