Dr. Dimitrios Serpanos

Dimitrios
Principal Scientist
Cyber Security

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The emergence of embedded and cyberphysical systems is leading to a highly connected world that influences all aspects of our lives, at work and home. The applications and services we enjoy are implemented with highly complex systems that need to be built and managed in new, innovative ways, in order to provide us with the necessary services in an efficient and secure way. QCRI provides significant opportunities for research in these technological directions, striving for excellence and innovation.

Research Focus at QCRI

  • Dr. Dimitrios Serpanos is a Principal Scientist in the QCRI cyber-security team. He has a depth of experience in embedded systems and security, ranging from hardware to application and service security. His areas of research include security systems, computer architecture, real-time embedded systems and industrial systems.

Previous Experience

  • He has published extensively in books, scientific journals and conferences; he holds 6 inventions and 2 US patents. His research work has been funded by industry in Europe and the USA, by the Greek government, and the European Commission.
  • Dr. Serpanos has served as President of the University of Western Greece (2010-2013) and as Director of the Industrial Systems Institute in Patras (2008-2013). 
  • Dr. Serpanos has been a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center (1990-1996), where he worked on high bandwidth network systems, multimedia systems and security systems. In 1996, he became a faculty member in Greece, first within the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete (1996-2000) and then at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras. 
  • Dimitrios Serpanos holds a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University, USA and an Engineering Diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece.

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“The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” by CMU President Dr. Farnam Jahanian

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"Learning to See" Public talk by Professor Antonio Torralba (MIT-CSAIL)

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