Ionian University: Department of Informatics (IU)


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.  

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