Students and Collaborators


  1. Past Post–Doctoral Students
  2. Past Ph.D. Students
  3. Current Ph.D. Students
  4. Past M.Sc. Students
  5. Collaborators
  6. Visiting Scholars Hosted


A. Past Post–Doctoral Students

  1. Prof. George D. Magoulas, Ph.D., PGCHE
    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, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom.
  2. Prof. Susumu Tanabé, Ph.D.
    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. Dr. Vassilis P. Plagianakos, Ph.D.
    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 and Biomedical Informatics, University of Central Greece, Lamia, Greece.
    Current position: Associate Professor & Department Head, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece.
  4. Dr. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, Ph.D.
    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 Ph.D. Students

  1. Dr. Theodoula N. Grapsa, (Ph.D., 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, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
  2. Dr. George S. Androulakis, (Ph.D., 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, Department of Business Administration, University of Patras, Greece.
  3. Dr. Vassilis P. Plagianakos, (Ph.D., 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: Associate Professor & Department Head, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece.
  4. Dr. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, (Ph.D., 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, (Ph.D., 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, (Ph.D., 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.
  7. Dr. Yannis G. Petalas, (Ph.D., 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.
    Current position: ACE Consultant at SymphonyIRI Group, Market Research Company “Information Resources Inc. (IRI)” headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
  8. Dr. Elena C. Laskari, (Ph.D., 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, (Ph.D., 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”.
    First position: Lecturer in Foundations of Data Science, Department of Management Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  10. Dr. Maximos A. Kaliakatsos–Papakostas, (Ph.D., 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: Post–doctoral Research Fellow, School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  11. Dr. Stavros P. Adam, (Ph.D., 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”.


C. Current Ph.D. Students

  1. Program of Postgraduate Studies “Mathematics and Modern Applications”, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece
    1. Mr. Stamatios–Aggelos N. Alexandropoulos, M.Sc.
      Research area: Computational mathematics and computational intelligence.
    2. Mr. Christos K. Aridas, M.Sc.
      Research area: Semi–supervised methods in computational intelligence and mathematical modeling.
    3. Mr. Emmanouil K. Ikonomakis, M.Sc.
      Research area: Computational intelligence methods and applications.
    4. Ms. Dimitra–Nefeli A. Zottou, M.Sc.
      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. Gerasimos S. Antzoulatos, M.Sc.
      Research area: Computational intelligence methods and their application to data mining and knowledge discovery, business intelligence and decision support systems.


D. Past and Current M.Sc. Students

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


E. Collaborators

  1. Current Collaborators:
    1. Panagiotis Alevizos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    2. Philipos Alevizos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    3. Tassos C. Bountis, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece.
    4. Nicholas J. Daras, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hellenic Army Academy (Evelpidon), Vari Attikis, Greece.
    5. George Dassios, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, and Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE–HT), Patras, Greece.
    6. Andreas Floros, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.
    7. Efstratios Gallopoulos, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
    8. Apostolos Hadjidimos, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.
    9. Maria Hadjinicolaou, Ph.D., Professor, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece.
    10. Dimitrios A. Karras, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Automation, Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Chalkis, Chalkis, Greece.
    11. George T. Kastis, Ph.D., Investigator – Associate Professor Level, Research Center of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece.
    12. Ilias S. Kotsireas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
    13. Panos A. Ligomenides, Ph.D., Professor, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece.
    14. George D. Magoulas, Ph.D., PGCE, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom.
    15. Gerasimos C. Meletiou, Ph.D., Professor, Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Epirus, Arta, Greece.
    16. Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
    17. Panos A. Patsis, Ph.D., Research Director, Research Center for Astronomy, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece.
    18. Vassilis P. Plagianakos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece.
    19. George M. Spyrou, Ph.D., Staff Research Scientist – Professor Level, Biomedical Informatics, Environmental Health and Biophysics, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece.
    20. Constantino Tsallis, Ph.D., Professor, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  2. Past Collaborators Include:

  3. Adam V. Adamopoulos, Aristoklis D. Anastasiadis, Christos Antonopoulos, Thomas Bartz–Beielstein, Grigorios N. Beligiannis, Jeroen M. Bergamin, Anastasios Bezerianos, Daniela Bortolotti, Nurit Budinsky, Dionisis Cavouras, Laura Cimponeriu, Andrei Dragomir, Ioannis Z. Emiris, Nikolaos D. Fakotakis, Stavros C. Farantos, Todor Ganchev, Vasileios L. Georgiou, Voula C. Georgopoulos, Massimo Giovannozzi, Peter P. Groumpos, Heinz Isliker, Marios G. Karagiannopoulos, Fotini Kariotou, Dimitris J. Kavvadias, Aristotelis D. Klamargias, Michael Kollmann, Peter Kravanja, John N. Lambrinos, Spiridon Likothanassis, Philipp Limbourg, Frosso S. Makri, Sonia Malefaki, George E. Manoussakis, Joern Mehnen, Pascal Mossay, Bernard Mourrain, George Nikiforidis, Nicos K. Nousis, Konstantinos Papadakis, 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, Susumu Tanabe, Ezio Todesco, Evangelia C. Triantafyllou, George A. Tsirogiannis, Giorgio Turchetti, Marc Van Barel, Liviu Vladutu, Jean–Claude Yakoubsohn, Filareti Zafiropoulos, Dimitrios Zeimpekis.



F. Visiting Scholars Hosted

  1. Aristoklis D. Anastasiadis, Ph.D., Research Fellow.
  2. Jeroen M. Bergamin, Ph.D., Research Fellow.
  3. Nikolay T. Dukov, Erasmus Ph.D. Research Fellow.
  4. Heinz Isliker, Ph.D., Post–Doctoral Fellow.
  5. Michael Kollmann, Ph.D., Research Fellow.
  6. Stavros Komineas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor.
  7. Peter Kravanja, Ph.D., Assistant Professor.
  8. Bernard Mourrain, Ph.D., Professor.
  9. Susumu Tanabé, Ph.D., Professor.
  10. Giorgio Turchetti, Ph.D., Professor.