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Professor of Information Systems (since 2007) and member of the Governing Board at the Open University of Cyprus (2011-14); adjunct professor at Cyprus Institute; member of the Cyprus National Scientific Council (2010-15). Formerly: Academic Chair of the Information and Communication MS Program (2007-9, 2011-13); Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the Hellenic Open University (HOU) where he was Associate Professor of Software Engineering 2001-7), and directed the Open and Distance Laboratory for Educational Material and Methodology (2004-7).
Educated at Harvard (1971-76), he had industrial experience before his PhD in Database theory (U Patras). At the Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece (1986-2007), he directed the Educational Technology and e-Learning Sectors, and R&D Unit “Applied Information Systems”. During 1996-2001 he designed and managed the Greek national project “Odysseia” for the utilization of ICT in schools. Has taught at the Universities of Patras and Thessaly in Greece; visiting professor at the University of Toronto (2010-11).
Has served in international bodies (working groups of the Council of Europe and E.U. DG Education and Culture). Has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences, including a chapter on “Teaching and Learning in the Communication Society” published by the Council of Europe. Has coordinated and participated in over 40 R&D projects funded by the E.C. and national research bodies.
His research interests in educational technology relate to m-learning, distance education, internet-related dangers and system design for non-standard applications. Has worked on Human-Robot Interaction, Large-scale Information Systems, and Data and Knowledge Management. His real interest is people, and he has completed an M.A in Theology at HOU in 2011. He hikes in mountains and runs the Marathon.