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About Stefanos Kollias

Stefanos Kollias is a Founding Professor of Machine Learning in College of Science, starting from September 2016. He has been Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, since 1997 and Director of the Intelligent Systems, Content & Interaction Laboratory. He is an IEEE Fellow (2015, suggested by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society). He has been member of the Executive Committee of the European Neural Network Society (2007-2016). He has produced a world leading research activity in the fields of machine learning, intelligent systems (with emphasis on artificial neural networks), semantic multimedia analysis, semantic metadata interoperability, affective computing. He has published 108 papers in international journals and 300 papers in proceedings of international conferences. His research has been highly referenced (about 8000 citations with an h-index of 41 in Google Scholar). He has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. students. He has led his group participation in more than 100 European R&D projects, in which his group funding has been more than 20MEuro.


  • Fellow in Intelligent Systems — IEEE,
  • Best Learning Game Award for the SIREN system — Games and Learning Alliance Network of Excellence,
  • Beta Sprint Award for the MINT system — Digital Public Library of America,
  • Best Paper Awards — International Conferences

Research Interests

  • Affective Computing

  • Artificial Neural Networks

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Science

  • Intelligent Systems

  • Internet of Things

  • Machine Learning

  • Multimedia Content Analysis

  • Symbolic Data Analysis

Research in the Lincoln Repository