ACSOS 2023
Mon 25 - Fri 29 September 2023 Toronto, Canada
Evangelos Pournaras

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Name:Evangelos Pournaras

Dr. Evangelos Pournaras is Associate Professor of Distributed Intelligent Social Computing in the School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK. He is a also UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, an Alan Turing Fellow and a research associate at UCL Center of Blockchain Technologies. Evangelos’ research interest focus on distributed socio-technical systems with expertise in the inter-disciplinary application domains of Smart Cities. He has more than 5 years experience as senior scientist and postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland after having completed his PhD studies in 2013 at Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Evangelos has also been a visiting researcher at EPFL in Switzerland and has industry experience at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the USA. Since 2007, he holds a MSc with distinction in Internet Computing from University of Surrey, UK and since 2006 a BSc on Technology Education and Digital Systems from University of Piraeus, Greece.

Evangelos has won the Augmented Democracy Prize, the 1st prize at ETH Policy Challenge as well as 5 paper awards and honors. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals and conferences and he is the founder of the EPOS, DIAS, SFINA and Smart Agora projects featured at He has raised significant funding and worked for EU projects such as H2OforAll, ASSET, SoBigData and FuturICT 2.0. He has supervised several PhD and MSc thesis projects, while he designed courses in the area of blockchain, data science and multi-agent systems that adopt a novel pedagogical and learning approach.

Country:United Kingdom
Affiliation:University of Leeds
Research interests:distributed systems, self-management, self-* properties, Smart Cities, Smart Grids


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