Professor (Lab Director)
Knowledge Representation & Reasoning with Ontologies, Semantic Enrichment and Transformation of Data, Multiagent Systems, Collaborative Multiagent Reinforcement Learning
Dr. George Vouros is full Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, ICT School, University of Piraeus; head of the Artificial Intelligence Group (http://ai-group.ds.unipi.gr) and member of the Data Science Lab (www.datastories.org).
He holds BSc in Mathemetics and Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), both from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
His research interests include Data Science (ontology based data access and integration from disparate sources, scalable alignment, modularization and reasoning with large ontologies) and Multiagent Systems (collaborative agent architectures, collaborative information sharing and searching, multiagent organizations and their adaption, reinforcement learning in multiagent systems for learning social conventions), whereas he teaches Semantic Web, Multiagent Systems and Artificial Intelligence at under- and post-graduate level.
He is or was principal investigator / senior researcher for a number of EU-funded and National research projects (GSRT/AMINESS, FP7/Grid4All, FP7/SEMAGROW, FP7/NOMAD, COST/Agreement Technologies the most recent ones). He recently coordinates datACRON project on Big Data (ICT-16) and DART on data-driven trajectory predictions, where he also serves as project PI.
He has served as co-chair of Agreement Technologies, ESAW, EUMAS, IAT/WI, SETN, COIN conferences and workshops and he serves as member of steering committee of COIN and SETN, PC member for numerous conferences, including ECAI, AAMAS, RULEML, WWW, Web Intelligence, ICTAI.
He serves as reviewer in well-respected journals for data and knowledge engineering, semantic web and multiagent systems. He has delivered invited lectures and seminars on the topic of computing semantic agreements and multi agent systems. He has co-edited post-proceedings and special issues in topics of his research interests and have published more than 150 refereed articles in scientific journals and conferences.
He served as chair of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN) from 2006-2010 (four years- two consecutive periods) and 2015-2016 (two years).