Conference Speaker Prof. Tassos DIMITRIOU

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Organisation Athens Information Technology - AIT

Member of the Program Committee

Dr Tassos Dimitriou is an Associate professor at Athens Information Technology and adjunct faculty of Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He is interested in various aspects of Theoretical Computer Science like combinatorial optimization, design and analysis of heuristics/probabilistic algorithms for difficult to solve problems, sensor and RFID networks, computer and network security (especially why the latter is so difficult to achieve in real life…).

At AIT he is also leading the Algorithms and Security group where the primary objective is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and algorithms. Members in the group conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols.  Dr Dimitriou’s research in the above fields has resulted in numerous publications, some of which received distinction,  and numerous invitations for talks in prestigious conferences like the International World Wide Web conference and InfoCom.

Furthermore, apart from his duties at AIT, he regularly consults with companies on topics related to security and he  gives short and professional courses aimed at professionals and people who want to become familiar with the exciting  field of network security.
Dr Dimitriou is also the organizer of PRACSE, a semi-annual event event focusing on issues related to important properties of  systems and business security, however, with an emphasis on practical aspects of security.  Further evidence to the importance of PRACSE is given by its list of eminent academics,  professionals and keynote speakers that regularly participate in the event. Dr. Dimitriou is a member of IEEE, ACM and a Fulbright fellow.