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: