School of Science and Technology Faculty

Professor Panayiotis Bozanis

Professor Panayiotis Bozanis

Panayiotis Bozanis is a full Professor at the Department of Science and Technology, IHU. Previously, he served as a Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece (Full Prof.: Mar. 2015 – Aug. 2019, Assoc. Prof.: May 2011 – Mar 2015, Assist. Prof.: Oct 2007 – May 2011, Lect.: Apr. 2003 – Oct. 2007, Adj. Prof: Sep. 2000 – Apr. 2003), where he taught Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, Algorithms, Computer Graphics (undergraduate), and Algorithm Engineering (postgraduate). He held various academic positions at University of Thessaly: Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Sep. 2011 – Oct. 2015), Vice Dean of School of Engineering (Sep. 2013 – Aug. 2015), Founder and Director of the Data Structuring and Engineering Lab (Sep. 2015 – Apr. 2019), Founder and Director of the Master’s Program entitled “Applied Informatics” (Sep. 2015 – Aug. 2017). He holds a 5 year Diploma (1993) and a PhD degree (1997) in Computer Engineering and Informatics, both from University of Patras, Greece. His publications comprise several journal, conference papers, book chapters and seven books in Greek about Data Structures, Algorithms, and Introduction to Computer Science. He participated in several research projects funded by EEA, the EU and the Greek state. He is an EATCS member. Ph.D. Graduates: Leonidas Akritidis (2013), and Athanasios Fevgas (2019). His research interests include, among others, Data Structures and Algorithms, Information Retrieval and Web, Databases and Indexing, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Data Mining, Machine Learning, Smart Grids and IoT, and Computational Geometry.

Some Recent Publications

Akritidis, L., Fevgas, A., and Bozanis, P. An Iterative Distance-Based Model for Unsupervised Weighted Rank Aggregation. In Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2019), Thessaloniki, Greece, 11- 17 October 2019, ACM, 2019.

Fevgas, A., Akritidis, L., Bozanis, P., and Manolopoulos, Y. Indexing in Flash Storage Devices: A Survey on Challenges, Current Approaches, and Future Trends. VLDB Journal, Special Issue Surveys, Springer, 2019.

Akritidis, L., Fevgas, A., Tsompanopoulou, P., and P. Bozanis, P. Evaluating the Effects of Modern Storage Devices on the Efficiency of Parallel Machine Learning Algorithms. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT), Special Issue, World Scientific, 2019.

Fevgas, A., and Bozanis, P. LB-Grid: an SSD efficient Grid File, Data and Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier, 2019.

Akritidis, L., Fevgas, A., Bozanis, P., and Alamaniotis, M. A Self-Pruning Classification Model for News. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA2019), Rion-Patra, Greece, July 15-17, IEEE, 2019.

Fevgas, A., Akritidis, L., Alamaniotis, M., Tsombanopoulou, P., and Bozanis, P. A Study of R-Tree Performance in Hybrid Flash/3DXPoint Storage. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA2019), Rion-Patra, Greece, July 15-17 2019, IEEE, 2019.

Fevgas, A., and Bozanis, P. A Spatial Index for Hybrid Storage. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS 2019), Athens, Greece, 10-12 June 2019, ACM, 2019.

Roumelis, G., Fevgas, A., Vassilakopoulos, M., Corral, A., Bozanis, P., and Manolopoulos, Y. Bulk-loading and Bulk-Insertion Algorithms for xBR+-trees in Solid State Drives, Computing Journal, Springer, 2019.

Akritidis, L., Fevgas, A., and Bozanis, P. Effective Product Categorization with Importance Scores and Morphological Analysis of the Titles. In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2018) , Volos, Greece, 5-7 November 2018, IEEE, 2018. Best Student Paper Award.

Akritidis, L., Fevgas, A., Tsompanopoulou, P., and Bozanis, P. Investigating the Efficiency of Machine Learning Algorithms on MapReduce Clusters with SSDs. In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2018) , Volos, Greece, 5-7 November 2018, IEEE, 2018.

Akritidis, L., and Bozanis, P. Efficient Urban Transportation(s) with IoT Devices and Robust Workers Allocation. In Proceedings of the 2018 SouthEast European Conference on Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media (SEEDA-CECNSM 2018), 22-24 September, 2018, Kastoria, Greece, IEEE, 2018.

Akritidis, L., Bozanis, P., and Fevgas, A.. Supervised Papers Classification on Large-Scale High-Dimensional Data with Apache Spark. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing (DataCom 2018), 12-15 August, 2018, Athens, Greece, IEEE, 2018.

Akritidis, L. and Bozanis, P. Effective Unsupervised Matching of Product Titles with k- Combinations and Permutations. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA 2018), 3-5 July, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece, IEEE, 2018.