PROFESSOR

Professor in Spatial Planning and Informatics, Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (2013+). Associate Professor (2007-13) and Assistant Professor (2002 - 07) in the same Department. Assistant Professor (1998 – 2002) and Director (2000 – 02) of Laboratory of Computer Applications in Spatial Planning, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece.

Diploma in Civil Engineer, School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (1980). Doctor of Science in Computers applications in Spatial Planning, School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (1991).

Technical reviewer & evaluator, as a G.I.S. expert, under the framework of IMPACT, INFO2000, City of Tomorrow (1993, 1997, 1999-2001), Evaluator of research proposals for German Aerospace Center (2014) and the National Centre for Research and Development of Poland (2013, 2019). Short Term Expert for GIS in Urban Planning, mission in various cities across F.Y.R. Macedonia (Skopje, Veles, Ohrid, etc.) as scientific consultant and trainer, Support to the Decentralization Process, an EU-funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction (ERA, HCG, 2007-08). IT expert (short term assignment) under the Phare/Obnova program for the modernization of the statistical information system (Statistical Services), missions to Montenegro (2001), Bosnia Herzegovina (1999 – 2000, 2002) and Albania (2002). Scientific consultant in the National Documentation Center (National Hellenic Research Foundation 1993 - 94), National Hellenic Book Center (1995) and in Municipality of Patras (1996-97) as a specialist in Computers in Spatial Planning, G.I.S. and Databases.

Founding member, senior partner and consultant of the non-profit company METRON - Spatial Planning and Development (1993-98). Founding member (1998+) and elected President (2009-12) of Hellenic Scientific Society of GIS – HellasGIs. Member of Hellenic Cartographic Society (2014+) and elected Vice President (2016+). Founding member, senior partner and consultant of the Observatory of Western Road Axes of Greece (2009-2016).

In 2009, he was awarded the first prize in the Andreas Papandreou International Open Contest of Ideas and Proposals for the reconstruction and sustainable development of the fire suffered areas of the Prefecture of Ilia and the Peloponnese Region as head of a large interdisciplinary team.

Main teaching courses, in under and post graduate level, he is involved in: Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Planning, Thematic Cartography, Introduction to Informatics, etc. He is/was supervisor of numerous diploma theses and member of twelve doctoral supervising committees, ten of which were successfully completed.

His work includes more than one hundred (100) papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings, book editing, etc., while he has extensive research experience having participated in more than fifty-five (55) university research programs or European scientific activities, and has worked as principal consultant, in more than thirty-five (35) spatial and other relevant applied studies.

His scientific interests concern the applications of Information Technology in Spatial Planning and thematic cartography (Databases, Geographic Information Systems and other relevant topics), Spatial Planning in general (applications of Urban Planning, Spatial Planning, Regional Development, etc.) as well as the application of Geographic Information Systems technology to issues related to Demography and Social Sciences.