George VOUROS holds a BSc in Mathematics (1986), and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (1992) all from the University of Athens, Greece. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Digital Systems in the University of Piraeus and head of the AI-Lab in this Department. He has done research in the areas of Expert Systems, Knowledge Management, Ontologies, and Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. He served/serves as program chair, chair and member of organizing committees of national and international conferences (AAMAS, AAAI, IJCAI, ECAI, WI/IAT, AT, EUMAS, ICMLA, ESWC, CSCL, AIAI) and as member of steering committees/boards of international scientific bodies, conferences/workshops (EURAMAS, SETN, AT, COIN, OAEI). He has given keynote speeches in conferences and workshops (WoMo, ICTAI, CLIMA, IF&GIS) and he has organized several workshops (MATES@EDBT, Data-Driven ATM@WAC, Data-Enhanced Trajectory Based Operations@ICRAT; the most recent ones). He served/serves as guest editor in special issues in well-reputed journals (e.g. IJCIS, AIR, GEOINFORMATICA, AICom, ISF). He is/was senior researcher in numerous EU-funded and National research projects (GSRT/AMINESS, FP7/Grid4All, FP7/SEMAGROW, COST/Agreement Technologies the most recent ones) and has supervised 13 PhD students. He currently supervises 4 PhD students in topics related to reinforcement learning, deep learning, data integration and semantic annotation. He recently coordinated the successful DART project and coordinates the datACRON Big Data project (H2020 ICT-16).
George Vouros has served 3 times as chair of the Hellenic A.I. Society board. Further details concerning his work can be found in http://ai-group.ds.unipi.gr/georgev/