I was born in Athens, Greece. I received my B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1996 and 2003, respectively. From 1996 to 2006, I have been a Research Assistant with the Computational Intelligence Lab, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras and participated in several research projects funded by public and private organizations. From 1998 to 2005 I worked in Greek industry as network and systems engineer, participating in several projects and designed, implemented and supported secure multi-protocol computer networks, with high efficiency and guaranteed quality of service.
I have been a visiting Lecturer with the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece (2003); visiting Lecturer with the Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Greece (2004); visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Central Greece, Greece (2005-2007); Postdoctorate Fellow with the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras (2004-2006). I am currently a Professor and Department Head of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece (2008-). Additionally, I am the Director of the Post-graduate Program: “Informatics and Computational Biomedicine” of the School of Science, University of Thessaly.
I served as the Chair and as a Member of the Board of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (2016-2018 and 2010-2014, respectively). I am an active member of the IEEE Neural Networks Society and the IEEE Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee (BBTC).