Mr. Vasilis Vassalos is a Professor of Informatics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is the author of over 70 research publications and two US patents and the Principal Investigator for many projects in the areas of Big Data Management, Medical ICT, Machine Learning, and Internet Technology. Professor Vassalos’ experience includes founding the software company Enosys Software (acquired by BEA Systems) and being the Chief Data Scientist for two international technology companies. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Observatory of the Greek Information Society, the Stakeholder Board of the FET Flagship «Human Brain Project» and the Scientific Committee on Telecommunications of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. For the past 15 years he has been advising, consulting and collaborating with the public sector and industry, and mentoring and investing in startups.
Professor Vassalos has been an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Stern School of Business in NYU, and a Visiting Professor at EPFL and UCSD.
He received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and his MS and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.