National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (or simply University of Athens) (UoA) is the oldest university in Southeast Europe founded in 1837. The University of Athens is the largest institution of higher education in Greece and among the largest universities in Europe with about 80,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Departments of the University are grouped in 6 large academic units, the Schools, though some Departments for historical or practical reasons are not part of any School. The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications belongs to the School of Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. It was founded in 1989. Today the Department has 42 faculty members. It is usually ranked as the best department of Computer Science in Greece and one of the best in Europe.

Principal investigators of UoA

Elias Koutsoupias is currently a professor at the University of Athens (Greece). He studied at the National Technical University of Athens and at the University of California (UCSD) from which he got a PhD on Computer Science in 1994. From 1994 to 2003 he was an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests are in algorithmic game theory, decision making under uncertainty, online algorithms, networking theory, design and analysis of algorithms, and computational complexity. His research is both pioneering (such as the paper that introduced the price of anarchy and ushered the field of Algorithmic Game Theory) and deep (such as the deepest result in online algorithms, the k-server result which comprise a chapter in the two standard textbooks on online algorithms). He has published articles in the top journals and conferences of Theoretical Computer Science and received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), European Union (EU), and Greek research organizations. The site will contribute to the project with its expertise in algorithmic game theory, online algorithms, organizational theory, and design and analysis of algorithms. 

Aggelos Kiayias is currently an assistant professor at the University of Athens. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut. There, he was the head of the Crypto-DRM laboratory and he evaluated the security of electronic voting equipment for the state of Connecticut. He was also involved in the security assessment of many election procedures including the US presidential elections of 2008. He has been the recipient of an NSF Career award and a Fulbright fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. from City U. of New York and is a graduate of the University of Athens and he has authored more than 60 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in the area of cryptography and computer security. He also holds two patents in encryption technology.

Yiannis Giannakopoulos is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford, working in the area of Algorithmic Mechanism Design. His research interests lie in Theoretical Computer Science, particularly Algorithmic Game Theory, Online Algorithms and Data Streaming. He holds an MSc in Logic, Algorithms and Computation and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, both from the University of Athens.

Yiannis Tselekounis has graduated from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Athens and holds an MSc in Logic, Algorithms and Computation, from the same institution. Currently he is a PhD student at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens, in the field of Cryptography. His research interests include Tamper-Resilient Cryptography and Secure multi-party Computation.