Ioannis Vlahavas is the Dean of School of Science and Technology of International Hellenic University and a professor at the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received his PhD degree in Logic Programming Systems from the same University in 1988.
During the first half of 1997 he was a visiting scholar at the Department of CS at Purdue University. He specializes in logic programming, knowledge-based and AI systems and he has published over 130 papers, 9 book chapters and co-authored 6 books in these areas.
He teaches logic programming, AI, expert systems and DSS.
He has been involved in more than 20 research and development projects, leading most of them. He was the chairman of the 2nd Hellenic Conference on AI and the host of the 2nd International Summer School on AI Planning.
He is currently leading the Logic Programming and Intelligent Systems Group (LPIS Group, lpis.csd.auth.gr) (more information at www.csd.auth.gr/~vlahavas)