Ioannis is a research scientist with the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), in Lugano, Switzerland. His areas of expertise include intelligent information systems, environmental informatics, software agents, decision support systems and machine learning. He is also a Fellow of the Ecoinformatics Collaboratory at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, USA. During the period 2000-2005, he was an associate researcher with the Informatics and Telematics Institute, CERTH, in Thessaloniki, Greece and a founding member of the Intelligent Systems and Software Engineering Lab.
Ioannis holds a Dipl.Eng. (MSc) and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is a member of ACM, Computer Society, IEEE, iEMSs, and a licensed professional engineer, full member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He received the iEMSs Best Student Paper Prize (June 2004), was a finalist for the ITEE Best Paper Award (May 2007), nominated for the Best Paper Award of the SWESE Workshop (June 2007). In September 2007, he was awarded the 2007 EURO SIWzie Award, by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization. In January 2008, he was granted a "research scientist excellence deferral", by the Greek Ministry of Defense.