Kostas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telematics at Harokopio University of Athens. He holds a PhD in the area of Distributed Systems from the National Technical University of Athens School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
His research interests revolve around distributed systems, software and service engineering for data analytics and AI. He has been involved in several EU and National funded projects leading research for solving issues related to scalability, interoperability, fault tolerance, and extensibility in application domains such as multimedia, e-governance, post-production, finance, e-health, and others.
Kostas has served as the scientific or general coordinator in several ICT projects such as +Spaces, SocIoS, Consensus, Fortissimo (FP7) and BASMATI (H2020) and the principal investigator for HUA in the projects ACCORDION, TEACHING, COLLABS, MASTER and SmartShip (H2020).
In this episode, Kostas and I talked about an EU project we worked on together called SocIoS. We discussed:
How the project came to be – where did the idea come from and how did it evolve into a multi million euro project?
How to design and launch a successful EU project – what’s the best strategy for building the project consortium, how to structure the project, and more.
How to manage an EU project – how to find out what stakeholders want, how to make sure everyone gets along and the project is on track.
Music: On the Verge by Joseph McDade