Current position: Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Athens (UoA), Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Greece (since 2009).

Former Director of Laboratory of Cognitive Science (2018-2022)

Previous positions: Institute of Computer and Communication Systems (ICCS-NTUA, 1997-2009), Adjunct professor in AUEB (Athens University of Economics and Business), NTUA (National Technical University of Athens), ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts) and UoA (University of Athens). Short-term positions: Telemecanique R&D (Nanterre, France), TUM (Munich, Germany), Sorbonne Université (Paris, France).

Education: Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), DEA (M.Sc. equivalent) and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence (major: Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems, former Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris VI), currently Sorbonne-Université, France).

My long-term research objective : To better understand the origins of human intelligence

Main research themes

  • Social modeling, complex social systems

    (Culture, sociolinguistics, war, partner selection, inequality/social stratification, stock markets, etc.)

  • Biological cognition and intelligence, artificial life

    (Cellularity, aging, cooperation, ants, Boolean and genetic networks, evolution)

  • Cognitive mechanisms and phenomena

    (Cellularity, regulation, motivation, adaptivity, learning, imitation, mind reading, emotion, personality)

  • Cooperation

    (Iterated prisoner’s dilemma, Tit-for-tat, Adaptive tit-for-tat, rationality, attraction, generosity, peace of mind)

  • Networks and developmental behavior

    (Neural, neurofuzzy, cellular, imitation etc.)

  • Behavior-based AI and animats

    (Theory, design, case studies, intelligent robotics)

  • Distributed AI, multi-agent modelling and simulation

    (Theory, mechanisms, design)

  • Visualization and interaction

    (Design and development of graphical human-computer interfaces, digital art, ant painting)

  • Applications of AI

    (Cellular manufacturing, intelligent robotic systems, service networks etc.)


  • Currently: Cognitive science, Artificial intelligence, Complex biological systems, Complex social systems, Adaptive intelligence, Laboratory of complex systems.

  • Past: Human computer interaction, Computer graphics, Artificial art, Topics in cognitive science