Vangelis Karkaletsis is a Research Director at IIT* in NCSR Demokritos** in Athens, Greece.
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Research Director at NCSR "Demokritos", and head of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications. His research interests are in the areas of Language and Knowledge Engineering, as applied to content analysis, natural language interfaces, ontology engineering, personalization.


He did his MSc thesis at the University of London (Queen Mary & Westfield College), on the use of natural language processing methods and techniques for the development of a natural language interface to a geographic database. In his PhD thesis, at the University of Athens , he worked on knowledge acquisition and multilingual natural language generation. During his post-doc at NCSR "Demokritos", he worked on adaptive and multilingual information extraction. This work involved the exploitation of machine learning techniques for the customisation of information extraction technology to new domains, as well as the exploitation of user modeling techniques for the customisation of information according to the users' interests.

Current and Recent Activities

•  Technical manager of the FP7-ICT project NOMAD on web content analysis for e-government applications (starts October 2011). He leads also the Marie Curie re-integration grant AVISPIRE on audio-visual processing. He runs for NSCR the data fusion and event recognition work of the NSF-funded project CPS (sub-award from University of Texas at Arlington).

•  Responsible for the educational issues of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications. Member of the Research Committee of NCSR "Demokritos".

•  Adjunct Faculty, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Lecturer in postgraduate courses at the University of Athens

•  Chair of the 6th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN-10), Athens, May 4-7, 2010 (

•  Chair of the Organising Committee of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2009), Athens , March 30 - April 3, 2009 (

•  Technical manager of the EC-funded project QUATRO Plus (completed)

•  Manager of the EC-funded project MedIEQ (completed)

•  Manager of the National project OntoSum (completed)

•  Vice-chair of the Hellenic Association of Artificial Intelligence (EETN) for the years 2007-2008


*Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications | **National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"