Students and Collaborators


  1. Past Post–Doctoral Students
  2. Past PhD Students
  3. Current PhD Students
  4. Past MSc Students
  5. Collaborators
  6. Visiting Scholars Hosted


A. Past Post–Doctoral Students

  1. Prof. George D. Magoulas, PhD, PGCE
    Post–Doctoral fellowship (1999–2000) supported by the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for basic research collaboration on the subject: “New approaches to learning in adaptive systems through optimization”.
    First position: Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom.
    Current position: Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Director of “Teaching Quality” and Co-Director of the “Birkbeck Knowledge Lab”, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom.
  2. Prof. Susumu Tanabé, PhD
    Post–Doctoral fellowship (2003–2004) supported by the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for basic research collaboration on the subject: “On perturbation of roots of algebraic systems”.
    First position: Full Professor, Department of Mathematics, Kumamoto University, Kurokami Kumamoto, Japan.
  3. Prof. Vassilis P. Plagianakos, PhD
    Post–Doctoral fellowship (2003–2005) supported by the Research Committee of the University of Patras, “C. Carathéodory” basic research programme, for basic research collaboration on the subject: “New artificial neural networks training algorithms for automatic analysis and identification of defects in successive endoscopic images”.
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Biomedical Informatics, University of Central Greece, Lamia, Greece.
    Current position: Professor and Department Head of the Department of Computer Science & Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Postgraduate Program: “Informatics and Computational Biomedicine” of the School of Science, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece.
  4. Assoc. Prof. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, PhD
    Post–Doctoral fellowship (2007–2008) supported by the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for basic research collaboration on the subject: “Development and study of new computational intelligence algorithms for solving numerical optimization problems”.
    First position: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.


B. Past PhD Students

  1. Dr. Theodoula N. Grapsa, (PhD, 1990)
    from Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    Dissertation: “New methods for solving systems of nonlinear algebraic and/or transcendental equations”.
    First position: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    Current position: Associate Professor and Director of the Postgraduate Program: “Computational and Statistical Data Analytics (MCDA)”, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
  2. Dr. George S. Androulakis, (PhD, 1998)
    from Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    Dissertation: “New numerical methods for functions optimization and for solving transcendental systems”.
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Patras, Greece.
    Current position: Associate Professor and Department Head of the Department of Business Administration, University of Patras, Greece.
  3. Dr. Vassilis P. Plagianakos, (PhD, 2003)
    from Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    Dissertation: “New methods of artificial neural networks training, optimization and applications”.
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Central Greece, Lamia, Greece.
    Current position: Professor and Department Head of the Department of Computer Science & Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Postgraduate Program: “Informatics and Computational Biomedicine” of the School of Science, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece.
  4. Dr. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, (PhD, 2005)
    from Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “Computational intelligence algorithms for numerical optimization”.
    First position: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
  5. Dr. Dimitris K. Tasoulis, (PhD, 2006)
    from Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “New computational intelligence and clustering algorithms for data mining”.
    First position: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
    Current position: Senior Researcher, Winton Capital Management, Zurich, Switzerland.
  6. Dr. Nicos G. Pavlidis, (PhD, 2008)
    from Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “Computational intelligence in economics and game theory”.
    First position: Lecturer, Department of Management Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
    Current position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Management Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  7. Dr. Yannis G. Petalas, (PhD, 2008)
    from Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “Memetic and evolutionary algorithms in numerical optimization and nonlinear dynamics”.
    First position: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Applied Sciences, Technological Educational Institute of Chalkida, Chalkida, Greece and ACE Consultant at Symphony IRI Group, Market Research Company “Information Resources Inc. (IRI)” headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
    Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
  8. Dr. Elena C. Laskari, (PhD, 2010)
    from Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “Cryptography and cryptanalysis using computational intelligence and computational mathematics methods and applications”.
    First position: Systems Analyst, Bank Information Systems “Tiresias” S.A., Athens, Greece.
  9. Dr. Michael G. Epitropakis, (PhD, 2013)
    from Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “Development and foundation of new methods of computational intelligence, intelligent optimization and applications”, supported by the basic research programme “Heracleitus II”.
    First position: Postdoctoral research assistant and part time lecturer in the Computational-Heuristics, Operational Research and Decision-Support (CHORDS) research group, Division of Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.
    Current position: Lecturer in Foundations of Data Science at the Data Science Institute, and the Department of Management Science of the Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  10. Dr. Maximos A. Kaliakatsos–Papakostas, (PhD, 2014)
    from Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece, program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics and Modern Applications”.
    Dissertation: “Computational intelligence methods for automated musical analysis and synthesis”.
    First position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Current position: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.
  11. Dr. Stavros P. Adam, (PhD, 2016)
    from Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece, interdepartmental program of postgraduate studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”.
    Dissertation: “Development and foundation of methods for reliable neural computations”.
    First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Arta, Greece.
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece.


C. Current PhD Students

  1. Program of Postgraduate Studies “Mathematics and Modern Applications”, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece
    1. Mr. Stamatios–Aggelos N. Alexandropoulos, MSc
      Research area: Computational mathematics and computational intelligence.
    2. Mr. Christos K. Aridas, MSc
      Research area: Semi–supervised methods in computational intelligence and mathematical modeling.
    3. Mr. Emmanouil K. Ikonomakis, MSc
      Research area: Computational intelligence methods and applications.
    4. Ms. Dimitra–Nefeli A. Zottou, MSc
      Research area: Fixed point theory and computational intelligence.
  2. Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”, Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
    1. Mr. Georgios S. Temponeras, MSc
      Research area: Reliable methods in computational intelligence.


D. Past and Current MSc Students

  1. Program of Postgraduate Studies “Mathematics and Modern Applications”, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece
    1. Mr. Antonios Dimitriadis, (MSc, 2002)
      Thesis: “Genetic algorithms and evolutionary programming applied to optimization problems and artificial neural networks training”.
    2. Mr. Dimitris A. Tsordanidis, (MSc, 2005)
      Thesis: “Architecture and neural networks training using genetic algorithms for forecasting of economic data”.
    3. Mr. Stefanos Kandiliotis, (MSc, 2008)
      Thesis: “Computational intelligence and clustering”.
    4. Mr. Emmanouil K. Ikonomakis, (MSc, 2009)
      Thesis: “Knowledge extraction from data”.
    5. Mr. Maximos A. Kaliakatsos–Papakostas, (MSc, 2009)
      Thesis: “Artificial neural networks and applications to music composition and musical composer recognition”.
    6. Ms. Eleni Golemi, (MSc, 2010)
      Thesis: “Cryptography and data mining”.
    7. Mr. Stamatios–Aggelos N. Alexandropoulos, (MSc, 2016)
      Thesis: “Evolutionary artificial neural networks”.
    8. Ms. Nikolitsa E. Papadopoulou
      Thesis: “Numerical computations with infinite and infinitesimals numbers”, (in preparation).
  2. Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making”, Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
    1. Mr. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, (MSc, 2000)
      Thesis: “Global optimization methods for neural networks training”.
    2. Mr. Vassilis S. Kalantonis, (MSc, 2001)
      Thesis: “Method for computing periodic orbits of dynamical systems based on Poincaré surface of sections”.
    3. Mr. Alexandros Psarianos, (MSc, 2002)
      Thesis: “Elliptic cryptography”.
    4. Ms. Elena C. Laskari, (MSc, 2003)
      Thesis: “Evolutionary computation and optimization”.
    5. Mr. Nicos G. Pavlidis, (MSc, 2004)
      Thesis: “Recent computational intelligence methods in game theory and economics”.
    6. Mr. Yannis G. Petalas, (MSc, 2004)
      Thesis: “New memetic algorithms with applications in bioinformatics”.
    7. Ms. Sofia Pagoni, (MSc, 2007)
      Thesis: “Algorithm for solving the problem of minimizing the completion time of activities”.
    8. Mr. Michael G. Epitropakis, (MSc, 2008)
      Thesis: “Artificial neural networks training using evolutionary algorithms in sequential and distributed systems”.
    9. Ms. Athina Georgana, (MSc, 2008)
      Thesis: “Neural networks: architecture and applications”.
    10. Mr. Vassilis I. Galanis, (MSc, 2009)
      Thesis: “e–evaluation: applications of cryptography in the evaluation through information and communication technologies”.
    11. Mr. Sotiris K. Tasoulis, (MSc, 2009)
      Thesis: “High dimensional data clustering”.
    12. Mr. George J. Sarris, (MSc, 2012)
      Thesis: “Data clustering and applications”.
    13. Ms. Afroditi N. Veneti, (MSc, 2014)
      Thesis: “Fractal dimension as an assessment metric for pseudorandom number generators”.
    14. Mr. Georgios S. Temponeras, (MSc, 2018)
      Thesis: “Artificial neural networks and applications in modern programming environments”.


E. Collaborators

  1. Current Collaborators:
    1. Panagiotis D. Alevizos, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    2. Todor Ganchev, Associate Professor, Head of the Applied Signal Processing Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria.
    3. Dimitris J. Kavvadias, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    4. Aristidis Likas, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
    5. Frosso S. Makri, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    6. Gerasimos C. Meletiou, Professor, School of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece.
    7. Panos M. Pardalos, Distinguished Professor, Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Director of the Center for Applied Optimization (CAO), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    8. George M. Spyrou, Bioinformatics ERA Chair, Head of the Bioinformatics Group, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  2. Past Collaborators Include:

  3. Adam V. Adamopoulos, Philipos D. Alevizos, Aristoklis D. Anastasiadis, Christos Antonopoulos, Gerasimos S. Antzoulatos, Thomas Bartz–Beielstein, Tassos C. Bountis, Grigorios N. Beligiannis, Jeroen M. Bergamin, Anastasios Bezerianos, Daniela Bortolotti, Nurit Budinsky, Dionisis Cavouras, Laura Cimponeriu, Nicholas J. Daras, George Dassios, Andrei Dragomir, Ioannis Z. Emiris, Nikolaos D. Fakotakis, Stavros C. Farantos, Andreas Floros, Efstratios Gallopoulos, Vasileios L. Georgiou, Voula C. Georgopoulos, Massimo Giovannozzi, Peter P. Groumpos, Maria Hadjinicolaou, Heinz Isliker, Marios G. Karagiannopoulos, Fotini Kariotou, Dimitrios A. Karras, Aristotelis D. Klamargias, Michael Kollmann, Peter Kravanja, John N. Lambrinos, Panos A. Ligomenides, Spiridon Likothanassis, Philipp Limbourg, Sonia Malefaki, George E. Manoussakis, Joern Mehnen, Pascal Mossay, Bernard Mourrain, George Nikiforidis, Nicos K. Nousis, Konstantinos Papadakis, Panos A. Patsis, Georgios Pavlides, Efthymios G. Pavlidis, Chronis Polymilis, Rita Prosmiti, Omiros G. Ragos, Panagiota Ravazoula, Graziano Servizi, Karlheinz Schmitt, Takis Skiniotis, Charalampos Skokos, Konstantina Skouri, Panagiota Spyridonos, Yannis C. Stamatiou, Elias C. Stavropoulos, Chrysostomos D. Stylios, Ezio Todesco, Evangelia C. Triantafyllou, Constantino Tsallis, George A. Tsirogiannis, Charalampos Tsitouras, Giorgio Turchetti, Marc Van Barel, Liviu Vladutu, Jean–Claude Yakoubsohn, Filareti Zafiropoulos, Dimitrios Zeimpekis, George A. Zombanakis.



F. Visiting Scholars Hosted

  1. Aristoklis D. Anastasiadis, PhD Research Fellow, United Kingdom.
  2. Jeroen M. Bergamin, PhD Research Fellow, The Netherlands.
  3. Nikolay T. Dukov, Erasmus PhD Research Fellow, Bulgaria.
  4. Heinz Isliker, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Switzerland.
  5. Michael Kollmann, PhD Research Fellow, Germany.
  6. Stavros Komineas, Assistant Professor, Greece.
  7. Peter Kravanja, PhD Research Fellow, Belgium.
  8. Pascal Mossay, Lecturer, Spain, Now: Senior Lecturer, United Kingdom.
  9. Bernard Mourrain, Professor, France.
  10. Susumu Tanabé, Professor, Russia/Japan.
  11. Jan Troják, Erasmus MSc Student, Czech Republic.
  12. Giorgio Turchetti, Professor, Italy.