Prof. Stefanos Gritzalis is the Head of the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering and the Director of the Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security (Info-Sec-Lab), at University of the Aegean, Greece.
He holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Electronic Automation, and a PhD in Information and Communications Security from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
His published scientific work includes more than 30 books or book chapters, including the book "Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies and Practices", co-edited by A. Acquisti, S. De Capitani di Vimercati, and C. Lambrinoudakis. Moreover, his work has been published in more than 110 scientific journals and in the proceedings of more than 135 international refereed scientific conferences and workshops. The focus of his publications is on Information and Communications Security and Privacy. His most frequently cited papers have more than 2.200 citations (h-index=24, i10-index=66).
He has acted as Guest Editor in more than 30 journal special issues, and has been General Chair or Program Committee Chair in more than 30 international conferences and workshops. He has served as a Program Committee member of more than 350 international conferences and workshops. He is the Editor-in-Chief or Editor or Editorial Board member in 20 journals and a Reviewer in more than 50 scientific journals. He has supervised 12 PhD dissertations and has acted as external evaluator for more than 30 PhD students from Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Greece, etc.
He has acted as external reviewer for research proposals submitted to Qatar Foundation - Qatar National Research Fund, ETH Zurich Research Commission, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Czech Science Foundation, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, etc.
He has been involved in several National and EU funded R&D projects. His professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions. He was elected twice as Member of the Board (Secretary General, Treasurer) of the Greek Computer Society. He acts as President-Elect of the Hellenic Association for Information Systems (AIS - Hellenic Chapter), Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Communications Society "Communications and Information Security Technical Committee".