President’s message

Vassilis Plagianakos

Vassilis P. Plagianakos, the EHFCN President, is the President of the Hellenic National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (E.O.P.Y.Y.) and a Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece.

He has served as the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics (2014-2019) and the Director of the postgraduate program Informatics and Computational Biomedicine of the School of Sciences (2014-2019). He is also the Founder of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics.

Prof. Plagianakos is coauthor of more than 40 journal publications and more than 90 conference papers, and his published work has received more than 3000 citations. He has served as the Chair of the Board of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (2017-2019) and is a member of the IEEE Neural Networks Society and the IEEE Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee (BBTC).

His research interests are in the areas of Machine Learning and Neural Networks, Intelligent decision making, Evolutionary and Genetic Algorithms, Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Clustering, Parallel and Distributed computations, and real-world problem solving.