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Isaac E. Lagaris - Short Biography

(September 2014)

Date and place of birth: 04.26.1952, Athens

Email : lagaris@cs.uoi.gr   and  akis.lagaris@gmail.com

Web Page :   www.cs.uoi.gr/~lagaris

Phone:   +30 26510 08804

Mobile:  +30 6945 333 203

 

Current Position: Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina

Past Administrative Positions:

  • Vice Rector with research and financial responsibilites, 2010-2014
  • Chairman of the Research Committee, 2010-2014
  • Head of the Department of Computer Science, 2000-2006
  • Head of the "Center for Scientific Simulations", 2007-2015
  • Chairman of the "Network of Research Laboratories", 2010-2014
  • Dean of the School of Economics & Social Sciences, 2010-2014
  • Head of the University's "Technical Counsil", 2006-2010
  • Member of the University's Senate for many years

 

Education:

B.Sc.  in Physics (1975)    University of Ioannina

M.Sc. in Physics (1977)    University Illinois ( Champaign - Urbana , USA)

Ph.D. in Physics  (1981)    University Illinois ( Champaign - Urbana , USA)

 

Past academic positions (University of Ioannina)

Lecturer, Dept. Physics

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sience

 

Visiting professor at other institutions:

-        Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy

-        Department of Physics, University of Lecce, Italy

-        National Institute of Nuclear Physics ( INFN ), Italy

-        Department of Physics , University of Tubingen, Germany

-        Department of Physics, University of South Africa ( UNISA ), Pretoria, South Africa

-        School of Computational & Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

-        COURANT Institute, New York University, USA

-        Department of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

 

Scientific interests:

-        Parallel methods for local optimization of continuous functions.

-        Global optimization methods. (Serial and Parallel).

-        Development of scientific models.

-        Software for numerical optimization.

-        Simulations of classical and quantum systems.

-        Neural Networks.

-        Pattern Recognition.

-        Inverse scattering.

 

Publications in international journals and conferences:   ~ 90

Detailed list of articles:  http : // www . cs . uoi . gr / ~ lagaris / Publications . html