Panos Constantopoulos


Panos Constantopoulos is Professor in the Department of Informatics, Director of the MSc Programme in Digital Methods for the Humanities and former Dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also affiliated with the Information Management Systems Institute of the “Athena” Research Centre, where he founded and heads the Digital Curation Unit. He has previously been Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete (1986-2003). He was founder and head of the Information Systems Laboratory and the Centre for Cultural Informatics at the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (1992-2003).

Visiting professor at the Université de Paris – Sud, the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers and the University of Toronto, visiting director of research (CNRS) at the Université de Paris – Sud, and visiting scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the Operations Research Center, MIT.

He has been principal investigator in about 40 R&D projects. He is the scientific coordinator of “APOLLONIS”, the Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation, and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of DARIAH-EU, the European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.

His scientific interests include knowledge representation and conceptual modelling, ontology engineering, semantic information access, process mining, knowledge management and decision support systems, cultural informatics, digital libraries, digital curation and preservation. He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings or as book chapters.

He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1978), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1979) and a Doctor of Science in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983).