University of West Attica
Short Bio:Sarantos Kapidakis is a professor at the Department of Archival, Library and Information Studies of the University of West Attica, in the field of "Informatics with emphasis on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publication". He was appointed associate professor in 2002 and professor in 2009 at the Department of Archive, Library and Museum Sciences at Ionian University, and director of the Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing. In the past, he has been employed by the National Documentation Centre, M.I.T. (USA), the University of Crete, and the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1990. He also holds a MSc. from Princeton University and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. As part of his research on Digital Libraries, he participated in the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, and was the Chair of the 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2009), in Corfu and Program Chair of the 19th conference Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2015), in Poznan, Poland. He also served as Program Co-Chair of the 2nd conference PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2010), in Samos. He has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Archives of Greece.
Research interests: Digital libraries, electronic publishing, architectures, usability, interoperability, metadata, Dublin Core and information retrieval.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Princeton University, October 1990, on Average-case analysis of graph-searching algorithms. Advisor: R. Sedgewick.
M.A. in Computer Science, Princeton University, June 1987.
Diploma of Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, June 1985
First prize on the competition of the Greek Mathematics Society of 1981, for the high school seniors, and also a prize on 1980, for the high school sophomores. Participating on the 22nd International Mathematical Olympiad in 1981 (Washington DC, USA).
Graduated in Electrical Engineering in 4 years, one year earlier from the normal duration of the studies.
2020 – present
Professor on Informatics with specialization on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing at the Department of Archival, Library and Information Studies of University of West Attica.
May 2009 – January
Professor on Informatics with specialization on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing at the Department of Archive, Library and Museum Sciences of Ionian University at Corfu. Also, director of the Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing.
December 2013 – November 2017
Dean of Faculty of Information Science and Informatics of Ionian University
March 2002 – April
Associate professor on Informatics with specialization on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing at the Department of Archive and Library Sciences of Ionian University at Corfu. Also, director of the Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing.
July 1999 - March 2002
Head of Information Systems Department, in the Greek National Documentation Centre (National Hellenic Research Foundation).
July 1998 - June
Researcher at Sloan School of Management of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working in the Operations Research Center. Cooperation with D. Bertsimas in optimization problems.
January 1996 - June
Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas. In leave on absence since July 1998.
February 1993 - December
Research associate at ICS/FORTH, working with the Parallel and Distributed Systems Group.
October 1990 - March
Post-doctoral research position in Princeton University.
Additional professional experience:
Consultant of Academy of Athens, for their Digital Content (2008-)
September 1999 - September
Cooperation with Bell Labs, and afterwards with Bell Labs at Athens, Greece.
April 1997 - May 1999
Head of the Digital Library Group of the Library at the University of Crete.