Filippos Giannakas was born in Athens, Greece.
He holds two B.Sc. degrees in Informatics and Communications from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, and from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. He also holds a M.Sc. in Telematics Management from the DANUBE University of Krems in Austria.
He works as a Professor of Information technology and Communication systems at Primary and Secondary education in Greece, since 2005 and he has three publications in this area.
Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate, supervised by Prof. S. Gritzalis at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, at the University of the Aegean.
His research interests include educational technology and security / privacy issues related to education, as well as security issues to mobile and wireless networks, and to information systems.