Dimitris Gouscos, PhD
Tenured Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
LinkedIn profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimitris-gouscos/
Dimitris Gouscos (born in Athens, Greece, 1968) is Tenured Assistant Professor with the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he leads the Participatory Governance and Digital Social and Humanitarian Innovation track of the MSc in Digital Communication Media and Interaction Environments. He holds a BSc (1990) and a PhD (1998) in Informatics and Telecommunications from NKUA. He has co-ordinated project teams for the Organosi 2.0 platform for self-organized social solidarity initiatives in Greece, the TAXISnet electronic public service if the Greek Ministry of Finance (eEurope Good Practice Label 2001), the Mathisi 2.0 (Learning 2.0) initiative for social media in education, the Milia (AppleTree) platform for digital storytelling (Euromedia Seal of Approval 2011), the Ilektrodomatio (Electroroom), the Lo and the Magiko Filtro (Magic Potion) digital games for learning (Comenius Edumedia Medal 2009), among others. He has worked as an external evaluator for the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014, 2019), the EU COST Framework (2015-2017) and a number of national Programmes and RTD funding frameworks in Greece and other countries. He has worked as a consultant in Knowledge Economy and Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, where he has delivered a guideline study on Fostering Innovation in the Public Sector of the Arab Region and presented as an expert in the 2019 workshop on Capacity Building: Open Government and Emerging Technologies in the Arab Region. He has participated in 10 RTD projects and more than 20 ICT EU-funded and national projects and studies and, during 1997-2004, he has worked as special advisor with the General Secretariat for Public Administration and Electronic Government of the Greek Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization and the General Secretariat for Information Systems of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance. He has served as Programme Chair to the 5th European Conference on Games-Based Learning, and he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Governance, Editorial Board Member for Government Information Quarterly and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement. Since 2000, he has taught at postgraduate and undergraduate level in the University of the Aegean, the University of Peloponnese, the Open University of Cyprus and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens more than 25 courses on software engineering, information systems, digital communication, digital games, technology-enhanced learning, social media and electronic governance, and since 2006 he has supervised more than 40 completed master’s theses and 7 doctoral theses (1 co-supervised thesis completed, 4 currently submitted for defense, 2 in progress).He lectures in the Greek National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government. He has co-edited the proceedings of 2 international conferences and co-authored more than 100 research papers with more than 800 citations in peer-reviewed edited volumes, journals and conferences. His research interests focus on digital government and public services, e-governance for good, open government, public participation, social solidarity, humanitarian innovation, social media, games-based and technology-enhanced learning for change. He has edited 3 book translations in Greek, he is fluent in Greek (native language), English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish. Since 2003, he is father of a girl with Catherine Vallet.