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President of Athena RC

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Ioannis Emiris

Ioannis Emiris is a Professor of Informatics & Telecommunications at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and has been an Adjunct Professor at “Athena” RC for a decade. He has been a Tenured Researcher at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis from 1995 to 2002, and is an external collaborator since then (Geometric Modeling group). He obtained his BScEng from Princeton University (1989), his MSc and PhD from U.C. Berkeley (1991 and 1994, respectively), and his Habilitation from U. Nice, France (2000), all in Computer Science. He has been a long-term visiting researcher or faculty in various institutions worldwide, including ETL Tsukuba (Japan), Ontario Research Center in Computer Algebra, Simons Institute (Berkeley), ENS Paris, USI Lugano, ETH Zurich, and JRC Ispra. For the past three years he served as member of the scientific board of Hellenic Foundation of Research and Innovation, representing Informatics and Mathematics.

His interests span Scientific Computing, Computational Geometry, Robotics, Bioinformatics, and Machine Learning, with emphasis on polynomial system solving, high-dimensional geometric computing, computer-aided design, robot and molecular kinematics, similarity search, and deep geometric learning. He has founded and leads the Lab of Geometric and Algebraic Algorithms, which has enjoyed funding through several European, bilateral, national, and industrial projects; he has coordinated a number of them, including three H2020 MSCA networks, of which an ITN on Learning, Processing and Optimising shapes (GRAPES) is currently on-going.

He has supervised 13 PhD theses and 8 postdoctoral fellows, and has been the director of the MSc program in Data Science and Information Technologies (2018-21), joint between NKUA, Athena, and BRFAA. He is author of one scientific textbook, co-editor of two volumes, co-owner of an industrial patent, and author of more than 130 journal articles and peer-reviewed conference publications, of which two earned the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC); his H-index is 39. He is associate editor of “J. Symbolic Computation”, “Math for Computer Science”, and “Applicable Algebra to Engineering, Communication & Computing”. He has been member of several conference Program Committees, PC chair of ISSAC 2011, general co-chair of ISSAC 2020, and invited speaker in a number of meetings including the German Mathematical Society’s symposium on Discrete Mathematics 2018, the Hausdorff School in Geometric Data Science 2021, and the International conference on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing 2021. He is chief scientist in a high-tech startup company.