The Department of Informatics was founded by the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs in 2004 and its scope covers Theoretical as well as Applied Informatics. It is located in the city of Corfu, Greece. The mission of the department is to advance scientific and research activities not already covered by existing university departments throughout Greece. As a result, its function is complementary to that of similar departments in Greece and is clearly focused on novel applications in the areas of Information Systems and Humanistic Informatics. Information Systems, on the one hand, is a crucial factor regarding production, services and management in enterprises nowadays. Humanistic Informatics, on the other hand, addresses the needs for education and research within the area of Informatics, and tones in with the nature of the Ionian University.
Professor Vassileios Chrissikopoulos is the Head of the Department of Informatics and Vice-Rector of the Ionian University. He holds a Diploma in Mathematics from Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MSc from the University of Warwick, an MSc from the University of Chelsea and a PhD from Royal Holloway College of London. He was Professor at the Department of Archival and Library Sciences of the Ionian University and his research interests include mathematical digital libraries.
Dr. Panagiotis Vlamos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University. He holds a Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Athens and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, National Technical University of Athens. His research interests include mathematical modeling, pattern recognition, discrete mathematics and bioinformatics. He is the scientific responsible of the Hellenic Mathematical Society in the LIMES project and the editor in chief of the Hellenic Mathematical Bibliographic Database.
Dr. Ioannis Karydis is an Adjunct lecturer at the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University. He holds a BEng in Engineering Science & Technology from the Brunel University, an MSc in Advanced Methods in Computer Science from the University of London and a PhD in Computer Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include musical genre classification, voice separation in polyphonic music, continuous querying in musical streams, design of cultural informational systems, music information retrieval user interface design, musical data similarity using contextual information and security issues in databases.