The National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos" is a self-governing research organisation, under the supervision of the Greek Government and is the largest research centre in applied sciences and engineering in Greece. NCSR participates in R&D activities in the following areas: high computer and networking, multimedia communications and systems, VLSI designs, Quality acceptance tests of IT + Telecom, Satellite Interconnection, Telecommunications Management Systems, connection to Ariadne data network. NCSR-DAT has successfully taken part in several European and national ehealth and elearning projects. Within the realm of these projects ehealth and elearning platforms have been developed and hosted within NCSR/DAT premises as well as infrastructures, hospitals, end users has been established covering the broader area of Europe. The core business and skills of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) include location based services, semantic information extraction from multimedia content for enhancement of ontologies, security of network, means and people, biometrics and related applications and services, mobile (including 3G ones and beyond) and wireless communication system (including quality acceptance), intelligent Networks and open architectures including protocol engineering, etc. More information is available here.
Dr. Homer Papadopoulos
Dr. Homer Papadopoulos holds a Physics degree and a Pre PhD on Telecommunications from the University of Athens. He has an MBA at Warwick University and he holds a PhD from IS/IT Department of Bath University UK and a Bio-design Graduate Certificate from Stanford University US. Dr. Papadopoulos has been working for NCSR "Demokritos" for 15 years managing various European funded Research programs within the fields of e-services, mobile services and technologies and broadband telecommunication networks and coordinating among the others the www.usefil.eu project. His focus is the research and development of innovative state of the art bio-medicine technologies and electronic health services. He has published several papers in journals and international conferences.
Dr. Aggeliki Giakoumaki
Dr. Aggeliki Giakoumaki received the Diploma and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1999 and 2006, respectively. Her research interests include medical informatics, security in e-health systems, telemedicine, digital multimedia watermarking, and digital image/video processing. She has been active in numerous European and National R&D programs in the fields of Medical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering, as a Research Associate at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), NTUA and currently at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) of the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”. She has several publications and citations in international scientific journals and conference proceedings, and she is also a Reviewer for IEEE and Elsevier international journals. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).
Antonis Korakis holds a degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Kent (UK). He proceeded in 2004 with a Master of Science in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks from the University of Kent (UK) and in 2012 with a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Kent (UK). Mr. Korakis was working, as a researcher under contract, for the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos” from 2003 to 2006. Since 2008, he has been working, as a researcher under contract, for the Division of Applied Technologies of NCSR. He has experience in e-health and e-learning information systems, monitoring of biological parameter systems, and mobile communication and broadband systems. He has also studied users’ attitude towards innovative information systems.
Dimitris Mygdakos holds a degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras (Greece). He proceeded in 2011 with a Master of Science (MSc) in “Computer Science and Technology” from the same University. Mr. Mygdakos is working as a researcher under contact for the Division of Applied Technologies in the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” since 2013. He has experience in software engineering, mobile development and web development, particularly in e-health information systems.
Dr. Thanassis Speliotis
Dr. Thanassis Speliotis is a Physicist with postgraduate studies in solid state physics. He received his PhD in 1999 from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). From 1999 to 2001 he worked as researcher in the Research and Development department at Bic Violex S.A., Athens. From 2001 to 2007 he was research associate at the Institute of Materials Science of NCSR “Demokritos”. From 2007 until now he is a research officer at the Institute of Materials Science of NCSR “Demokritos”. His research interests include, among others, low cost and disposable ubiquitous and energy autonomous sensors for the realization of the internet-of-things and everything-connected, sensor web, with application to smart homes, industrial processes, environmental monitoring, personal healthcare, work on Information Theory, including entropy, data compression, the channel capacity, the rate-distortion theory, the network information theory, and hypothesis testing and more. His published research work in international journals is 80 works.