People

Pavlos Efraimidis

Pavlos Efraimidis

, Associate Professor
Algorithms, Algorithmic Game Theory, Algorithmic Aspects of Privacy
Pavlos S. Efraimidis is an Associate Professor in Algorithms and Director of the Algorithms and Privacy Research Unit. He received his PhD in Informatics in 2000 from the University of Patras under the supervision of Paul Spirakis. His main work is on algorithms and his current research interests are in the fields of algorithmic game theory and algorithmic aspects of privacy. He has published over 50 refereed technical papers and book chapters, and has participated in 12 national and European research projects. His professional experience includes working as a researcher for the Computer Technology Institute, and as a computer engineer in the high performance computing field (Parsytec Computer GmbH, Aachen, Germany) and the financial sector (ASYK – Athens Stock Exchange, Athens, Greece).
Sotirios Gyftopoulos

Sotirios Gyftopoulos

, PhD Student
Game Theory, Stochastic Processes, Opinion Dynamics, Social Network Analysis
I was born in Komotini in northern Greece at 13 February 1982 and graduated from the Computer Science Department of University of Crete in 2003. I received my Master’s degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace under the advisory of Prof. Alexandros Karakos and I am currently a PhD Student under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis.
Giorgos Stamatelatos

Giorgos Stamatelatos

, PhD Student
Algorithms, Algorithmic Game Theory
I was born in Athens, Greece at 05 July 1985 and raised in Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece. I received my diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 2011. I am currently working towards my PhD in the Democritus University of Thrace under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis.
Antonios Dimitriadis

Antonios Dimitriadis

, PhD student
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I am a PhD Student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis.
Antonios Chatzitoulousis

Antonios Chatzitoulousis

, PhD student
Algorithms, Graph Databases, Social Network Analysis
I was born in Xanthi in northern Greece at 05 June 1965. I received my diploma in Computer Science from the School of Science & Technology of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) in 2006. I also acquired a Master’s degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace (2015) and a Master’s degree from the Science & Technology School of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) (2016). I am currently a PhD Student under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis.
Andreas Sendros

Andreas Sendros

, PhD student
Blockchain, Cryptography
I am currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis. I received my diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, 2020. My research interests included development of decentralized application, cryptography, efficient computation and privacy in blockchain.
Eleni Briola

Eleni Briola

, PhD student (pending)
Algorithms, Machine Learning, Privacy, Social Network Analysis
I was born in Thessaloniki at 29 January 1994. I received my diploma thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi (Greece) in 2018. In addition, I acquired a Master’s Degree (May 2020) from the same Department and I recently applied for a PhD program in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace, under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis.

Affiliated Member

George Drosatos

George Drosatos

, MSc, PhD
Privacy, Personal Data Management, Ubiquitous Computing, Participatory Sensing, eHealth, Health Informatics
George Drosatos is a Researcher at the Institute of Language and Speech Processing, Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Xanthi (Greece). He received his diploma thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi (Greece) in 2006. In addition, he acquired a Master’s degree (March 2010) and a PhD degree (December 2013) both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace. Furthermore, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2014) at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athena Research and Innovation Centre in Xanthi (Greece). In 2015-2016, he was Associate Researcher and Project Manager of CARRE Project at School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace in Alexandroupoli. In 2017-2018, he was Research Software Engineer in EROGamb Project in the Department of Computing and Informatics, Bournemouth University, UK.
Dr. Drosatos has interdisciplinary background in various areas (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Health Sciences and Mental Health) with focus on privacy-enhancing technologies and information security and he is very good to coordinate, communicate and manage large working groups. This ability was gained through his experience as project manager in CARRE project (EU FP7-ICT-611140) and other activities within research projects (participation in 7 projects).

Former Members

Aimilia Tasidou

Aimilia Tasidou

, MSc, PhD
Algorithmic Aspects of Privacy, Personal Data Management, Economics of Privacy
In 2015 I received my PhD degree (advised by Prof. Pavlos S. Efraimidis) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). I graduated from the Department of Informatics at the University of Piraeus (Greece) in 2005 and continued my postgraduate studies at the Department of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (UK), having completed the MSc in Artificial Intelligence in 2006.
Remous-Aris Koutsiamanis

Remous-Aris Koutsiamanis

, MSc, PhD
Algorithmic Game Theory, Network Games, Streaming Algorithms, Network Congestion Problems
I am a PhD student studying at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Previously, I completed the “MSc in Artificial Intelligence” programme at the University of Edinburgh with a full Bodosaki Foundation scholarship. At the undegraduate level, I attended the Department of Computer Science of the University of Piraeus and graduated with distinction.
George Keisoglou

George Keisoglou

, MSc Student
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I am a MSc Student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, under the advisory of Associate Prof. Pavlos Efraimidis.


Undergraduate Researchers

  • Maria Vasileiou
  • Alexandros Ioannou
  • Apostolos Athanasopoulos
  • Vasiliki Koutsoupia
  • Alexandros Kritikos
  • Georgios Melissinos
  • Andreas Stefanidis
  • Dimitrios Veneros
  • Loukas Kottas

Alumni

Alumni