International Hellenic University| School of Science & Technology

Christos is an Associate Professor in Knowledge Discovery and Software Engineering systems. He is Programme Director for the MSc in Data Science, the MSc in ICT systems and the MSc in Smart Cities and Communities at the International Hellenic University, School of Science & Technology. Formerly he was an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Ioannina, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Western Macedonia, Dept. Engineering Informatics and Telecommunications an external moderator for the Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School and a tenured Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Schools of Computer Science and Informatics, as well as UMIST, Department of Computation.


He holds a DEng(Hons) in Computer Engineering and Informatics (5 year studies) from the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics at the University of Patras, and a BSc(Hons) in Law (4 year studies) from the Law School at the Democritus University of Thrace, in Greece. He also holds an MPhil in Computation from UMIST and a PhD in Informatics from the University of Manchester, U.K.


His focal research area is data mining, decision support and software engineering, and his aim is to advance the use of data mining in domains such as programming languages and novel types of heterogeneous data. His research interests are in the areas of data, code and text mining, and software maintenance and quality, where he has published widely. His research objectives include bridging the gap between theories and applications of data mining, accelerating and increasing the effectiveness of software maintenance and reducing its costs by improving quality and facilitating evolution as well as establishing novel ways of retrieving information from text and source code.


He published some 60 papers in international referred journals and conferences, focusing on data mining algorithms, such as clustering, classification and association rules, and data mining applications in domains, such as software engineering, medicine and biology. His work has been published in journals including Multimedia Tools and Applications, Computing, Information Systems Frontiers, WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, Methods of Information in Medicine, Data & Knowledge Engineering, AI magazine, Int'l Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, Applied Artificial Intelligence and international referred conferences such as IEEE ICTAI, IEEE COMPSAC, IIEEE WETICE, IEEE SMC, KSEM, IEEE ITAB, IEEE APSEC, IEEE IWPC, CSMR and IDEAL. A list of publications can be found here.

Research projects

Christos led a number of research projects on software quality assurance using data mining, as well as on strategic maintenance and evolution of software. He was also involved as a principal investigator or co-investigator in a number of software and knowledge management projects. A list of research projects he has been involved with can be found here.

Christos led the University of Manchester's involvement with the EPSRC funded Service-Oriented Software Research Network (SOSoRNet). He was a collaborator with the National Centre of Text Mining (NaCTeM). He co-organized the Service-enabled Collaborative Enterprises- Joint event and organized the 1st SOSoRNet workshop, a special session at IEEE CSMR 07 and a session at CSMR 09. He was Program co-Chair at CSMR 08, Industrial Track Chair at CSMR 11, and guest editor for the Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice. He served as PC member in over 80 international conferences.

Research Supervision

Christos supervises 5 PhD, and 5 MSc students.

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