Informatics & Engineering Research Profile

Short Profile

Hellenic American University offers a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs in Informatics, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

The Informatics undergraduate & graduate programs enable students to acquire a robust theoretical foundation in core Informatics fields and provides extensive practical learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies. The BSE program with a major in Electrical Engineering provides the basis in core engineering fields and applied learning in a range of emerging technologies in Electrical Engineering. The University’s key partnerships with large companies in the field such as IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and Redhat strengthens the academic and research profile of the Informatics & Engineering department.

Research Profile

Hellenic American University’s Informatics research team has considerable experience in areas such as high-speed wireless access networks, cooperative wireless networks, optimization and performance evaluation of wireless systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, intelligent transportation systems, MIMO and cooperative MIMO systems, informatics education, unified communications, customer engagement, presence and location analytics. Research interests include the design and development novel and energy - aware applications, hardware/software co-design, embedded systems, syntactic pattern recognition and data mining. Additional interests include artificial neural networks, power transmission and distribution systems. Based on participation in numerous research and development efforts at a European level, the research team has specialized in designing, developing and validating services and algorithms in the following areas:

  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), such as: obstacle recognition systems, vehicles’ safety systems, and vehicles’ safety management functionality.
  • Personal Area Network systems, such as: architecture, military services and applications based on wireless sensors and home applications.
  • Energy – aware telecommunication applications, such as: applications for data transmission over heterogeneous and dynamically changing environments in the context of the Future Internet.

Research Team

Dr. George Bravos earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the National Technical University of Athens in 2002 and his PhD from the University of Piraeus at 2008. From 2002 to 2008 he worked as a research engineer at the University of Piraeus on several international research projects. From October 2009 to 2013 he worked as a scientific assistant – adjunct professor at the Technical Educational Institution of Chalkida, Greece. From October 2013 he worked as a post–doctoral researcher at Harokopion University of Athens. Among his research interests are the design of wireless networks in the context of developing novel and energy - aware applications, and the optimization of wireless networks based on cooperative networking principles. His expertise includes requirements analysis and modelling and the design and development of applications and services in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, Personal Area Network systems, and energy – aware telecommunication applications. Member of IEEE and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Menelaos Makrigiannis holds a Master of Science in Data Communication & Software with Distinction and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Birmingham City University. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the same university. He worked in the United Kingdom at Birmingham City University as Senior Technologist Lecturer, at Open University UK as an Associate Lecturer, and at Josiah Mason College (Birmingham) as Part-Time Lecturer. He joined Hellenic American University in October 2006 as an Assistant Professor. He also works at General Data Business S.A. as the firm’s Business Development Manager. He has been a Cisco instructor for a variety of Cisco courses (CCNA/ CCDA /CCNP/CCVP/Wireless/Security/CSE) since October 2003. He holds a number of Cisco certifications and he has been a Member of IET since February 2004.

Dr. Christos Pavlatos received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 2002 and in 2007 his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has worked as Lecturer at Panteion University of Athens, Assistant Professor at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education of Athens and Associate Professor at Hellenic American University. He has participated in many European and national research projects. He is the author of book on Operating Systems. He teaches courses in computer architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers and data mining. He is currently working as Lecturer at the Hellenic Air Force Academy. His research interests focus on Hardware/Software codesign, Embedded Systems, Syntactic Pattern Recognition and Data Mining.

Dr. Panagiotis Karampelas holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from University of Kent at Canterbury, UK and an MSc in “High Performance Algorithms” from the Department of Informatics, University of Athens, Greece. He has worked for many years as a researcher and faculty member in various research and educational institutions. His areas of interest include Information Visualization, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis, Artificial Neural Networks, Power Transmission and Distribution Systems. Currently, he is a Lecturer at the Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece.

Current Research Projects

The research team of the Informatics department participates in international research and development projects. Current and recent projects include:

  • i-DOHA (Design Requirements: Capability-Driven Requirements Engineering with Application on i-Doha for the 2022 World Cup), funded by Qatar Fund under the 7th National Priorities Research Programme (Collaborative Project). April 1st, 2015 – March 31st, 2018
  • EMC2, Embedded Multi-Core Systems for Mixed Criticality Applications in Dynamic and Changeable Real-Time Environments, JTI-CP-ARTEMIS (Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project). April 1st, 2014 – March 31st, 2017
  • “Capability as a Service” (CaaS). Requirements engineering and modelling for providing enhanced services to enterprises using capability – driven architectures. Funded by FP 7. September 1st, 2013 - August 31th, 2016.

Indicative Publications

Bērziša, G. Bravos, T. Gonzalez Cardona, U. Czubayko, S. España, J. Grabis, M. Henkel, L. Jokste, J. Kampars, H. Koç, J. Kuhr, C. Llorca, P. Loucopoulos, R. Juanes Pascual, O. Pastor, K. Sandkuhl, H. Simic, J. Stirna, J. Zdravkovic: “Capability Driven Development – an Approach to Design Digital Enterprises”. International Journal of Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), Vol. 57 Issue: 1, pp. 15-25, 2015.

Pavlatos, A. C Dimopoulos, G. Papakonstantinou, “Hardware Stochastic Context - Free Parsers”. Accepted for publication at the Computer International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence.

Loucopoulos, C. Stratigaki, M. Danesh, G. Bravos, D. Anagnostopoulos and G. Dimitrakopoulos, "Enterprise Capability Modeling: Concepts, Method and Application", in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2015), Basel, Switzerland, October 2015.

Bravos, V. Nikolopoulos, M. Nikolaidou, A. Dimopoulos, D. Anagnostopoulos and G. Dimitrakopoulos, "An Autonomic Management Framework for Multi-Criticality Smart Building Applications", in Proc. 13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), Cambridge, UK, July 2015.

Dimitrakopoulos, T. Zographos and G. Bravos, "A Holistic Framework for Embedded Safe and Connected Automation in Vehicles", in Proc. 13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), Cambridge, UK, July 2015.

Bravos, T. González, J. Grabis, M. Henkel, L. Jokste, H. Koc, J. Stirna. “Capability Modeling: Initial Experiences”. Perspectives in Business Informatics Research – 13th International Conference, BIR, Lund, Sweden, September 22-24, pp. 1-14, 2014

Bravos, J. Grabis, M. Henkel, L. Jokste, J. Kampars: “Supporting Evolving Organizations: IS Development Methodology Goals”. In Perspectives in Business Informatics Research – 13th International Conference, BIR, Lund, Sweden, pp. 158-171, September 22-24, 2014.

Bravos, P. Loucopoulos, C. Stratigaki and D. Valvis. “An Empirical Evaluation of Capability Modelling using Design Rationale”. In the 16th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics, Geneva, Switzerland, July 2014.

Dimitrakopoulos, G. Bravos, M. Nikolaidou and D. Anagnostopoulos, “A Proactive, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Transportation System based on Vehicular Sensor Networks”. IET Intelligent Transport Systems journal, Vol.7 Issue: 4, pp 454 - 463, December 2013.

Xylogiannopoulos, P. Karampelas, R. Alhajj. “Pattern Detection and Analysis in Financial Time Series Using Suffix Arrays”. In M. Doumpos, C. Zopounidis, P. Pardalos (Eds). Financial Decision Making Using Computational Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, pp. 123-152, November 2012.

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