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Nikolaos Mitrou

ECE, National Technical University of Athens
Nikolas Mitrou received his diploma in Electrical Engineering (1980) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the MSc degree in Systems and Control (1981) from UMIST, Great Britain, and the PhD degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering (1986) from NTUA. He is a full Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NTUA since 2000. He has been the leader and/or prime researcher of many European and national projects in the fields of Broadband Telecommunications, Multimedia Communications, Knowledge Representation & Management (projects in the Frameworks: RACE, ESPRIT, STRIDE, ACTS, IST, GSRT) and has published numerous articles and conference papers (more than 150) in these fields, with more than 1000 citations to them

During the last 5 years he was the coordinator of some nation-wide horizontal actions among the Higher Education Institutions (with a total budget more than 13 MEuros) in the frame of upgrading the digital services of the Greek academic libraries and fostering the open access to research and educational material (www.seab.gr, www.kallipos.gr). The project “Kallipos”, in particular, aimed at producing (and produced, indeed) a large number of high-quality open academic textbooks (more than 520), written -in greek- by the faculty of the Greek universities and made freely available (with Creative Commons licenses) from an open Repository (https://repository.kallipos.gr/). He has also had the experience of authoring and peer-reviewing 4 open textbooks.

Professor Mitrou has served as the Chairman of the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) during the period 2010-2016. Since July 2016, he represents the Greek University Rector Conference in a working group of the European University Association (EUA) responsible for the Open Science and related issues.