Research Laboratories

The research activity of the faculty members and researches of the School is clustered under research labs, at the School or Departments level.

Research Labs (at School level)
Data Science Lab.

Research Labs – Department of Informatics
• Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Lab
• Security Lab
• Information Systems Lab
(more information about these labs is available here)

Research Labs – Department of Digital Systems
• Network-Oriented Systems and Services
• Digital Health Services
• Telecommunication Networks and Integrated Services
• Systems Security
• Telecommunication Systems
• Digital Systems for Learning and Education
• Media Technologies and Intelligent Systems (METIS)
• Artificial Intelligence
• Computational Biomedicine
(more information about these labs is available here)

 

Department of Informatics

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABhttp://kelnet.cs.unipi.gr

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 The Information Systems Lab was founded in 2001. It is an official lab of the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus. Its main aim is to support educational and research activities in the broad scientific field of Information Systems and their applications. The lab's research activities are mainly focused on the areas of Intelligent Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, 3D Graphics, Virtual Reality and Intelligent Virtual Environments. In addition, the lab offers scientific, technical and organizational support to both undergraduate students and students in the "Advanced Information Systems" and "Informatics" postgraduate courses. The lab's personnel includes faculty members, postgraduate researchers and PhD candidates. The lab is currently accommodated in room 012 on the ground floor of the University's main building.

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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS LABORATORYhttp://dsslab.cs.unipi.gr/

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 The Decision Support Systems Laboratory (DSS Lab) was founded in the year 2001 at the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus. The DSS Lab supports relative undergraduate and postgraduate courses, at theoretical as well as practical levels by giving the students experience in the use of decision support software. Its research activities are focused on the fields of decision support systems, performance measurement, multi-criteria decision making, knowledge management, data analysis and data mining. Often, members of the DSS Lab organize special streams and invited sessions in International Conferences on Operational Research.

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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING LABhttp://www.cs.unipi.gr/docs/ergasthrio.pdf/

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The Software Engineering Lab aims to perform basic research and high quality teaching in areas such as Software Engineering, Educational Software, User Modelling, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis, Artificial Sense and Web Intelligence. Maria Virvou is the Director of the lab and George Tsihrintzis is the leader of the group of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis. There are 6 academic faculty members, 14 Ph.D. students and 10 Post-Doctoral researchers. The Lab has undertaken more than 10 R & D projects. Its members have authored 15 research monographs, published over 600journal/ conference papers, edited 14 international research volumes and have supervised 15 completed Ph.D.s. and over 600 M.Sc. and B.Sc. student dissertations. Members of the lab serve as Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board members of international journals and have undertaken the general chairing of 30 well established international conferences. Μembers of the Lab have received many distinctions for their research.

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NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, SERVICES AND SECURITY LABORATORYhttp://netlab.cs.unipi.gr/

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The Network and Telecommunication Systems, Services and Security laboratory (NetLab) was founded in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. C. Douligeris in the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus. The research, developoment and teaching activities of the lab span several areas of computer science and networking, with a special focus on telecommunications, network, computer and information systems security, wireless networking and communications, and applications of information and communication technologies (ICT) in various areas, such as e-commerce, e-governance and healthcare. The staff of the lab consists of senior researchers, post doctoral fellows, PhD candidates, and MS and undergraduate students. The members of the lab have extensive experience in national and international research and development projects. Other activities of the lab include the organization and/or co-organization of seminars, gatherings, conferences, lectures and lesson cycles of continued special education and training for the interested and publications editing, Netlab cooperates with several labs, institurions and private and public bodies.

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INFORMATION MANAGEMENT LABORATORYhttp://infolab.cs.unipi.gr/

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The Information Management Laboratory (InfoLab), founded in 2003, is active in database management, knowledge discovery and data mining, mainly focusing on the subject of space- and time- aware information and knowledge. During the recent years, the team presents an increasing experience in EC- and national-funded research projects. InfoLab publication record includes 2 monographs and more than 70 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, gathering more than 1300 citations, according to Scopus. InfoLab research highlights include Hermes (a robust MOD engine), Hermoupolis (an enhanced synthetic trajectory data generator), and ChoroChronos.org (a web portal for mobility-related datasets and algorithms). Currently, InfoLab consists of 2 faculty members and several senior / junior researchers and engineers. More information about InfoLab is available at: http://infolab.cs.unipi.gr.

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EMBEDDED SYSTEMS LAB (ESLAB)http://eslab.cs.unipi.gr/

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The Embedded Systems Lab (ESLab) of Department of Informatics of University of Piraeus is specialized in the design of Reliable Embedded Systems and in particular in the development of hardware and software-based methodologies for the validation, testing and fault tolerance of embedded systems with emphasis in embedded processors and systems-on-field programmable chips. The main research interests of the ESLab include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Testing methodologies for microprocessors and systems-on-chips
  • Fault-tolerant methodologies for SRAM-based Field Programmable Gate Arrays
  • Accelerating computations with reconfigurable hardware

 

 

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COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY 

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"Combinatorial Analysis deals with the study of discrete combinatorial objects such as trees, words, paths, permutations, posets and partitions. It is primarily concerned with the enumeration, construction and samplling of such objects, as well as with various related optimization problems. The Applied Combinatorial Analysis Lab serves teaching and research in various Combinatorial Analysis fields, with a special research focus on enumeration and construction problems."

 

 

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Department of Digital Systems

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SYSTEMS SECURITY LABORATORY (SSL)http://ssl.ds.unipi.gr/

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The Systems Security Laboratory (SSL) was founded in 2008 as a research and graduate education unit within the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. The main objective of SSL is to conduct research, development and educational activities in various areas of systems security. Through such activities, the SSL aims at contributing to the collective excellence of the Department of Digital Systems and the University of Piraeus and paves the way for the realization of a secure and trustworthy digital society.

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NETWORK ORIENTED SYSTEMS AND SERVICES LABORATORYhttp://nss.ds.unipi.gr/

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The main aim of the laboratory is to conduct research and educational activities and promote innovation and excellence. In doing so, the Network Oriented Systems and Services Laboratory collaborates with national and international bodies and organisations and delivers research outcomes of high quality.

The research interests of the NSS laboratory members include the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Process Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Databases
  • Data Management
  • Data Mining
  • Distributed Systems
  • e-Business
  • e-Government
  • Expert Systems
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems Governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Ontologies
  • Service Oriented Architectures
  • Social Networking
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Content Management 

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TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND INTEGRATED SERVICES LABORATORYhttp://tns.ds.unipi.gr

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Scope: The main purpose of the Telecommunication Networks and integrated Services (TNS) Laboratory is to develop innovative technology solutions in areas related to telecommunication networks and integrated services and recognize the work of the laboratory, the department and the university at national and international level. The laboratory, through its research, development and education activities at national and international level, contributes to the realization of a human-centered digital society and economy.

Activities: The conducted research is realized through the participation in numerous national, European and international research programs and partnerships with other organizations, public and private, higher education institutions and Greek and foreign research centers. Some of these initiatives include partnerships within the FP5-6-7, H2020, and individual partnerships with leading companies (e.g., mobile operators, vendors etc.) in the following thematic areas:

  • Smart Wireless/Mobile Broadband Networks, B4G, 5G
  • Management of Broadband Infrastructures
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud-based Management, Applications, Integrated Services
  • Intelligent management of devices
  • Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Smart/ Cognitive/ Autonomic Management
  • Software design/ development/ experimentation
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)/ Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Green Communications and Networking

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LABORATORY FOR INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS & MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES 

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The Laboratory for Intelligent Systems & Multimedia Technologies serves the teaching and research needs of the School of ICT in the following subject areas:
1. Multimedia Systems & Entertainment Computing
2. Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality
3. Robotics & Autonomous Systems
4. Social Computing & Networks
5. Intelligent & Evolutionary Systems
The laboratory focuses on:
1. teaching relevant courses in the School of ICT
2. supporting faculty & student research
3. pursuing and implementing relevant private and public projects
4. cooperating with other academic and research partners as well as organizations and businesses

For further info: Prof. N. M. Sgouros ()

 

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DIGITAL SYSTEMS FOR LEARNING AND EDUCATION LABORATORYhttp://tum.ds.unipi.gr/

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The Technology Enhanced Learning Laboratory at the Department of Digital Systems organizes research and educational activities in Technology Enhanced Learning and Digital Systems for Learning and Education.

The mission of the Telecommunication Systems Laboratory (TSL) is the research and development of new and advanced transmission techniques for existing and evolving broadband wireless and satellite communication networks. Its educational mission is to train and prepare young wireless scientists via graduate courses and national and European research programs. The research areas of TSL span Mobile and Wireless Communications Systems, Satellite Communications Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks. Topics addressed include: radio channel measurements and modeling, design and optimization of PHY techniques and algorithms, design of antenna arrays, cooperative and relaying techniques, Software Defined Radio based platforms, Cognitive Radio techniques and algorithms, M2M scheduling over next generation cellular, and overhead signaling optimization.

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TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS LABORATORYhttp://tsl.ds.unipi.gr/

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The mission of the Telecommunication Systems Laboratory (TSL) is the research and development of new and advanced transmission techniques for existing and evolving broadband wireless and satellite communication networks. Its educational mission is to train and prepare young wireless scientists via graduate courses and national and European research programs. The research areas of TSL span Mobile and Wireless Communications Systems, Satellite Communications Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks. Topics addressed include: radio channel measurements and modeling, design and optimization of PHY techniques and algorithms, design of antenna arrays, cooperative and relaying techniques, Software Defined Radio based platforms, Cognitive Radio techniques and algorithms, M2M scheduling over next generation cellular, and overhead signaling optimization.

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DIGITAL HEALTH SERVICES LABORATORYhttp://dhsl.ds.unipi.gr/

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 The main objective of the DHSL is to conduct research, development and educational activities in various areas of the wider field of eHealth. Through such activities, the DHSL aims at contributing to the collective excellence of the Department of Digital Systems and the University of Piraeus and to the realization of a human-centric information, communication and knowledge society.

Current research interests of DHSL members fall into the following areas:

  • Healhcare Information Systems
  • Workflow-based Healthcare Systems
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Personal Health Records
  • Service-oriented architectures in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Systems Security
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing in Healthcare
  • Cloud Computing in Healthcare
  • Electronic Healthcare Services
  • Semantic Web in Healthcare
  • Knowledge management in Healthcare
  • Technology-based Healthcare Training.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LABORATORY

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