Meet our RGC 2024 speakers
Ioannis Emiris
President of Athena​ Research Center, Professor of Informatics, University of Athens


Ioannis Emiris has received his BScEng from Princeton University (1989), his MSc and PhD from UC Berkeley (1991 and 1994), and his Habilitation from U. Nice (2000), all in Computer Science. He has been tenured researcher at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France (1995-2002), then Professor at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2021, he is President of the BoD and Director General of Athena Research Center, Greece. His research interests span Scientific and Geometric Computing, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Bioinformatics. He has been founder and head of the Lab on Geometric and Algebraic Algorithms, and has been involved in several European research projects  of which he has coordinated 3, and in a number of national and bilateral projects. He has been adviser to 14 PhD and 8 post-doctoral fellows, and has coordinated the MSc program on “Data science & Information technologies” (2018-21). He is the author of a textbook on Computational Geometry, co-editor of two collections of chapters, and author of more than 120 journal articles and peer-reviewed conference publications, of which two earned the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM International Symposium on Symbolic & Algebraic Computation (ISSAC). His H-index is 41. He is Associate editor of “Journal of Symbolic Computation”, “Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication & Computing”, and “Mathematics for Computer Science”. He was Program Committee Chair of ISSAC 2011, member of several Conference Program Committees, and General co-chair of ISSAC 2020. He was invited as plenary speaker in a number of meetings such as ISSAC 2016, the German Discrete Math Symposium 2018, the Hausdorff Center School on Algorithmic Data Science, 2022 and Recent Trends in Computer Algebra (Paris 2022). He is chairing the Local Organization Committee of Symposium on Computation Geometry, to be held in Athens in June 2024. He has been member of the Scientific Board of Hellenic Foundation of Research & Innovation representing Mathematics and Informatics (2018-2021), and is chief scientist in a high-tech startup.

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