Panos Constantopoulos is Professor in the Department of Informatics and Dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also affiliated with the “Athena” Research Centre where he heads the Digital Curation Unit. He has previously been Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete (1986-2003). From 1992 to 2003 he was head of the Information Systems Laboratory and the Centre for Cultural Informatics at the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas.
He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1978), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1979) and a Doctor of Science in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983).
His scientific interests include: digital curation and preservation, knowledge representation and conceptual modeling, ontology engineering, semantic information access, decision support and knowledge management systems, cultural informatics and digital libraries.