Paul G. Spirakis#

Paul G. Spirakis
Email:spirakis 'at'
Membership Number:2827
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GREECE

Present and Previous Positions
  • Full Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Patras University, Department Chairman 1987-1989, 1989- 1991 and 1991 - 1993, Dept. Vice-Chairman 1993-1995
  • Director (since 1996) and senior researcher of the (Research and Academic) Computer Technology Institute Patras Greece
  • Director of the distributed systems and telematics laboratory of Patras University, since 1996.
  • 2005-2007 and 2007-2009 Director of Graduate Studies of the Dept. of Computer Science and Eng. Patras University, Greece

Fields of Scholarship
  • Algorithms and complexity: Probabilistic methods in algorithms, combinatorial optimization, average case analysis of algorithms, parallel algorithms, algorithms and protocols for distributed systems, algorithms and complexity of graph theoretic problems, parallel complexity, approximations to hard problems
  • Foundational issues of algorithmic game theory
  • Computer systems and networks: Design and applications of network protocols, security in computer networks, telematics problems and services
  • Telematics in education
  • Performance analysis of computer systems
  • Performance and algorithms for databases
  • Distributed systems design, queuing theory

Honours and Awards
  • Elected unanimously as Member of the Board of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), July 1997
  • Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scientist of Max Planck Informatik Germany, Fall 2001
  • Appointed Member of ISTAG ( Information Society Technologies Advisory Group), a honorary group of 40 experts from Europe, aiming at designing future European Research in Information Technology, Jan. 03
  • Acknowledged as one of the top 50 scientists worldwide in Computer Science with respect to "The best Nurturers in Computer Science Research", published by B. Kumar and Y.N. Srikant , SIAM Data Mining , 05
  • Member of the ACM Europe Task Force, since Fall 2008. The ACM Europe task force is now the ACM Europe Council

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