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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 Emeritus, 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

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

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

-          IACS Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, 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