Dr. Nikolaos Bourbakis received his BS degree in mathematics from the National University of Athens, Athens, Greece, and his Ph.D. in computer science and computer engineering, from the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 1983.

He currently is a Distinguished Professor in Informatics & Technology and the Director of the Center of Assistive Research Technologies (CART) at Wright State University, OH. Previous Academic positions: Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Information Technology Research Institute (CART) at Wright State University, Associate Director of the Center on Intelligent Systems, Director of the Image-Video-Vision & Applied AI Research Lab, Professor of Electrical Engineering with joint appointment to the Computer Science Department at SUNY-Binghamton, Professor and Lab Director at Technical University of Crete, Greece, and Assistant Professor at GMU.

Dr. Bourbakis' industrial experience includes service to IBM, CA and Soft Sight, NY. He is the founder and Vice President of the AIIS, Inc., NY. He pursues research in Assistive Technologies, Applied AI, Machine Vision, Biometrics, Bioengineering, Information Security, and Parallel/Distributed Processing funded by USA and European government and industry.

He has published more than 370 articles in refereed International Journals, book-chapters and Conference Proceedings, and 10 books as an author, co-author or editor. He has graduated 20 Ph.D.s and 40 Master students.

He is the founder and the EIC of the International Journal on AI Tools, the Editor in Charge of a Research Series of Books in AI (WS Publisher), the Founder and General Chair of several International IEEE Computer Society Conferences, Symposia and Workshops. He is or was an Associate Editor in several IEEE and International Journals, and a Guest Editor in 18 special issues in IEEE and International Journals related to his research interests. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished IEEE Computer Society Speaker, an NSF University Research Programs Evaluator, an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member, President of the BAIF Foundation, an External Evaluator in University Promotion Committees, an Official Nominator of the National Academy of Achievements for Computer Science Programs, External Evaluator of Informatics Departments and a keynote speaker in numerous International Conferences. He is also listed in many organizations (Who's Who in Engineering, in Science, in Education, in Intellectuals, in Computer Engineering, AMWS, List of Distinguished Editors, etc.)

His research work has been internationally recognized and has won several prestigious awards. Some of them are: IBM Author recognition Award 1991, IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award 1992, IEEE Outstanding Paper Award AUTESTCON 1994, IEEE Computer Society Technical Research Achievement Award 1998, IEEE I&S Outstanding Leadership Award 1998, IEEE ICTAI 10 years Research Contribution Award 1999, Pattern Recognition Society Journal, best papers selection for 1999, IEEE Symposium on BIBE Outstanding Leadership Award, 2003, ASC Outstanding Scientists & Engineers Research Award-2005, SETN Research Recognition-2006, Degree of Honor and Recognition, University of Patras, Greece 2007, IEEE Appreciation Award for organizing ICTAI-08 in Dayton Ohio, 2008, IEEE Computer Society Appreciation Award as the BIBE Steering Chair 2009, Dr. F. Russ IEEE Biomedical Engineering award, Dayton Ohio, 2010, Most Cited Article for 2006-2010, and Honorary mentioned for several years Pattern Recognition Society Journal, IJAIT best papers selection for the years 2006-2010, IEEE Conf. BIBE Keynote Speaker Recognition Award 2011, IEEE ICTAI CV Ramamoorthy best paper Award 2012.

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