Dr. Constantine D. Spyropoulos

ECCAI Fellow

Reasearch Director at Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (II&T)

  Telephone Numbers:
+(30 210) 65 03 196

Fax:
+(30 210) 65 32 175

e-mail:
costass@iit.demokritos.gr

Languages:
Greek, English

Short CV

   Dr. Spyropoulos has completed his postgraduate studies in 1979 and he awarded the Ph.D. degree in Computer Studies from Loughborough University of Technology, in England. At that University in 1975 he got also his M.Sc. degree in Computing with Applications, while he awarded his diploma in Applied Mathematics from University of Ioannina, Greece in 1974.

From Nov. 1979 till Aug. 1984, after completing his military service, he worked as a S/W Engineer Consultant at the R&D Depts of Greek Air Forces and Army, for the CCIS project.

In Sept. 1984 he jointed the Artificial Intelligence team at the Department of Computers of Nuclear Research Center ‘Demokritos’. Then, after the foundation of NCSR ‘Demokritos’ in 1985, he took a tenure position as a Senior Researcher in 1988 and in 1992 he promoted to a Director of Research, at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications.

In 1989 he founded the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) and he was heading it till 2003. He was participating for many years as member of the scientific board and Deputy Director of the Institute. In Dec. 2003 he has elected, by a jury of scientific committee, as the Director of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications. From Jul 2004 till Jan. 2007 he was the acting director of the Institute waiting for the formal appointment at the position. Since Aug. 2004, he is co-founder of the spin-off company called ‘i-sieve’ that is formed to explore the ‘on-line content analysis technology’ developed at the SKEL laboratory.

At the beginning of his carrier at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos” he involved in research and development for knowledge representation, temporal reasoning, planning and scheduling, and expert systems, while later he gave emphasis to the problem of information overloading using NLP for content based categorization, filtering and information extraction from plain texts, or web pages, ontologies, as well as user modeling and exploitation of machine learning methods.

This research work and experience has resulted in:

  • Publishing more than 130 editorials, papers in scientific journals, books or conferences as well as more than 100 reports ( technical, internal or feasibility study reports).
  • Coordinating or participating many European and National R&D as well as Network of Excellence projects with a total budget of nearly 10 million Euros.
  • Organizing or participating as Chair or Program Committee member in more than 40 National and International Conferences, Symposium, Workshops, Seminars or Summer Schools.
  • Participating in the Editorial Board of the AI in Medicine (AIM) journal, and being editor in special issues of scientific journals as well as in conferences and workshop proceedings.
  • Published work has being cited more than 600 times by third party publications and about 50 times by International Institutions for Educational purposes.
  • Awarding the fellowship of ECCAI in 2002 (European Coordination Committee of Artificial Intelligence) and being appointed as Conference chair at ECAI ’08.
  • Appointing the presidency of the Greek Foresight committee for Information - Telecommunication and E-commerce (2002-2004).
  • Appointing member of the scientific committee of the National Documentation Center (EKT), Feb. 2004 till May 2005.