Sofia Tsekeridou serves as an Assistant Professor at Athens Information Technology (AIT), heading the Multimedia, Knowledge and Web Technologies Research Group. She holds a Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. She teaches a number of Information Technology courses and has coordinated a number of national, industrial and EU-funded research projects in the areas of multimedia processing, e-learning, gaming, data mining, information retrieval and knowledge engineering. Her previous professional and academic career involved employment as a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at the Development Programs Department, Research and Development Division, INTRACOM S.A., teaching at the Cultural Technology Department, University of the Aegean and at the Computer Science School of the Open University, appointment as a Lecturer at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Democritus University of Thrace, collaboration as a Senior Researcher and Project Manager with IRIS/Cultural and Educational Technology Research Institute. Her research interests lie in the areas of multimedia processing and analysis, information retrieval and data mining, multimedia watermarking, semantic web, knowledge engineering, e-learning, and gaming. She has published several papers at international scientific journals and conferences and has contributed to the TV Anytime and W3C standardization bodies. She has participated in the Program Committees of many international scientific conferences and has served as a Reviewer to well-known journals. Dr. Tsekeridou has been the AC Representative of AIT in W3C and is currently a Member of the IASTED Technical Committee on The Web, Internet and Multimedia, a Member of IEEE and of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Dr. Sofia Tsekeridou has been one of the General Conference Cochairs of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA 2008), September 2008, AIT, Athens, Greece.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010