Profile

Name:

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos

Rank:

Associate Professor (Computer Science & Engineering)

Department:

Computer Science & Engineering

School:

Sciences

Biography

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos received his BSc degree in Automation from the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Piraeus. He completed his Master of Science degree in Control Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same University. His PhD thesis described the application of Genetic Programming in the area of production research. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering in European University Cyprus. He is also employed as a researcher at the EUC Research Centre Ltd.

Dr. Dimopoulos research work covers the areas of decision support systems, software engineering, and educational technology. He is particularly focused on the development of interdisciplinary research applications for the solution of real-life problems and the provision of educational services. His research accomplishments include a considerable number of refereed articles and book chapters published in academic journals and edited books, as well as a considerable number of refereed publications presented in major international conferences. In 2002 he received the ‘Outstanding Paper of the Year Award’ by the Neural Networks Council of IEEE for his publication "Recent developments in evolutionary computation for manufacturing optimisation: problems, solutions and comparisons" in the journal ‘IEEE Transactions in Evolutionary Computation’.  He is currently participating (and has participated in the past) as project coordinator, principal investigator and research collaborator in European and Cypriot-level research projects. He is a member of the ICT – Enhanced Education Laboratory.

Education

1997-2000

PhD in Control Systems

Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield

1996-1997

MSc in Control Systems (Pass with distinction)

Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield

1991-1995

BSc in Automation

Department of Automation, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Piraeus

Funded Projects

2014-2016

European Commission – TEMPUS (Researcher):NeReLa: Building Network of Remote Labs for Strengthening University-Vocational Schools Collaboration (Total budget: 800.000 Euros)

2014-2016

European Commission – LLP (Researcher):School On Cloud: Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship (Total budget: 600.000 Euros)

2011-2013

Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (Coordinator – Principal Investigator):I-DESME (MHXAN-0609(BIE)-05: Interdisciplinary Design of Scheduling Decision Support Systems for Cypriot Small to Medium Enterprises (Total budget: 170.000 Euros)

2010-2012

European Commission (National Correspondent - Researcher):MASIS:Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe (Total budget: 850.000 Euros)

2009-2012

European Commission - LLP (Researcher)EUGENE: EUropean and Global ENgineering Education (Total budget: 800.000 Euros)

2004-2008

European Commission - COST Action A29 (Researcher & Activity Coordinator): HOPS: Human and Organizational Factors in Production Planning and Scheduling (Total budget: 4.5 Million Euros)

2007-2008

Eureka (Researcher - Analyst):E!3118-Eurolearn European Welder (59225 CYP)

2006-2007

Cyprus College Research Fund (Principal Investigator): An evolutionary framework for the solution of multi-objective scheduling problems.

2005-2006

Cyprus College Research Fund (Principal Investigator): A Genetic Programming methodology for the solution of the assembly line balancing problem

Publications

Reports

  1. MASIS (Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe) report for the country of Cyprus, 2011. Available in electronic form from the MASIS website

Journal Articles

  1. Papageorgiou, G. & Dimopoulos, C., “An Organizational Systems Perspective to Business Process Modeling in Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs): a Case of Food Production”, International Journal of Economics and Business Administration, in print.
  2. Dimopoulos, C., “Explicit consideration of multiple objectives in cellular manufacturing”, Engineering Optimization, vol. 39, no.5, pp.551-565, 2007
  3. Dimopoulos, C., "Multiobjective optimisation of manufacturing cell design", International Journal of Production Research, Special Issue on “Advances in Evolutionary Computation for Design and Manufacturing Problems”, vol.44, no.22, pp.4855-4875, 2006.
  4. Dimopoulos, C., and Mort, N., “Evolving knowledge for the solution of clustering problems in cellular manufacturing”, International Journal of Production Research,
  5. Dimopoulos, C. and Zalzala, A.M.S, "Investigating the use of genetic programming for a classic one-machine scheduling problem”, Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier Journal Special Edition - Evolutionary and Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture 2000, vol.32, no.6, pp.489-498, 2001.
  6. Dimopoulos, C., and Mort, N., “A hierarchical clustering methodology based on genetic programming for the solution of simple cell-formation problems”, International Journal of Production Research, vol.39, no.1, pp.1-19, 2001.
  7. Dimopoulos, C., and Zalzala, A.M.S., “Recent developments in evolutionary computation for manufacturing optimisation: problems, solutions and comparisons”, IEEE Transactions in Evolutionary Computation, vol.4, no.2, pp.93-113, 2000.

Book Chapters

  1. Riezebos, J., Hoc, J-M., Mebarki, N., Dimopoulos, C., Wezel, W.M.C. van, Pinot, G., “Design of Planning & Scheduling Algorithms: A Critical Discussion”, Behavioral Operations in Planning and Scheduling, Springer, 2011, pp.299-322.
  2. Riezebos, J., Hoc, J-M., Mebarki, N., Dimopoulos, C., Wezel, W.M.C. van, Pinot, G., “Design of Planning & Scheduling Algorithms: Applications”, Behavioral Operations in Planning and Scheduling, Springer, 2011, pp.371-412.
  3. Dimopoulos, C., "Evolutionary Optimization in Production Research" in Jean-Philippe Rennard ed., Handbook of Nature Inspired Computing in Economics and Management, Idea Publishing, Chapter XXXII, pp.483-497, 2007.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Papageorgiou, G. & Dimopoulos, C, “Business Process Modeling for the development of Decision Support Systems in Manufacturing SMEs”, in the International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE2012), Electronic Proceedings, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 2012.
  2. Katzis, K., Dimopoulos, C., & Hawwash, K., “Attracting Students to Engineering Education Studies: A Survey of Practices”, in the SEFI Annual Conference 2012, Electronic Proceedings, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2012.
  3. Dimopoulos, C., Cegarra, J., Gavriel, G., “Developing Interdisciplinary Specifications for the Design and Implementation of IT Scheduling Decision Support Systems: An SME Case Study”, in the 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2012), Electronic Proceedings, Birmingham, UK, 2012.
  4. Dimopoulos, C., Cegarra, J., Gavriel, G., Chouchourelou, A., & Papageorgiou, G., “Interdisciplinary Modelling of Scheduling Environments: A Case Study”, in the 4th Production & Operations Management World Conference (P&OM 2012), Electronic Proceedings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012.
  5. Dimopoulos, C., Katzis, K., & Hawwash, K., “Attracting Students to Engineering Education Studies: A Survey of Practices”, in the 1st World Engineering Education Flash Week, Electronic Proceedings, pp. 452-456, ISBN: 978-2-87352-004-5, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2011.
  6. Dimopoulos, C., “An Interdisciplinary Software Engineering Process for the Development of IT Scheduling Decision Support Systems”, in the International Conference on Computer Science and Applied Computing (Intercomp 2011), Electronic Proceedings, Vienna, Austria, February 2011.
  7. Dimopoulos, C., “An Interactive Decision Support System For Multi-Objective Scheduling Tasks”, in the 1st Human and Organisational Factors in Planning and Scheduling Conference (HOPS 2008), Electronic Proceedings, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 2008.
  8. Riezebos, J., Dimopoulos, C., Wezel, W.M.C., van,  Hoc, J-M.,  Mebarki, N., Pinot, G., “Algorithm Design With Human And Organizational Considerations For Planning And Scheduling Problems”, in the 1st Human and Organisational Factors in Planning and Scheduling Conference (HOPS 2008), Electronic Proceedings, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 2008.
  9. Riezebos, J., Hoc, J-M., Mebarki, N., Dimopoulos, C., Wezel, W.M.C. van, Pinot, G., “Design of Scheduling Algorithms”, in the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA 2008) Conference, Electronic Proceedings, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 2008.
  10. Dimopoulos, C., “An evolutionary multi-objective decision tool for job-shop scheduling”, in the 11th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing Agility and Hybrid Automation (HAAMAHA 2007), Karwowski, W. and Trzcielinski, S. (eds), pp.371-382, Poznan, Poland, July 2007.
  11. Dimopoulos, C., “Evolution of priority rules for simple assembly line balancing problems”, in Industrial Engineering & Systems Management 2007 (IESM 2007), Electronic Proceedings, Beijing, China, May-June 2007.
  12. Dimopoulos, C., “Multiple objectives in cellular manufacturing: An evolutionary approach”, in Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture (ACDM 2006), Parmee, I.C., (ed.), pp.91-95, Bristol, UK, April 2006.
  13. Dimopoulos, C., “A novel approach for the solution of the multiobjective cell-formation problem”, in Proceedings of the International Conference of Production Research (ICPR ’05), Electronic Proceedings Salerno, Italy, August 2005.
  14. Dimopoulos, C., “A Genetic Programming methodology for the solution of the multi-objective cell-formation problem”, in Proceedings of the Joint Conference in Information Systems (JCIS ’05), Heng-Da Cheng (ed.), (Electronic Proceedings, ISBN 0-9707890-3-3), Salt Lake City, USA, July 2005.
  15. Dimopoulos, C., “A Review of Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Applications in the Area of Production Research”, in Proceedings of the Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC ’04), vol.2, pp.1487-1494, Oregon, USA, June 2004. IEEE Press.
  16. Dimopoulos, C. and Mort, N., “Solving cell-formation problems under alternative quality criteria and constraints with a genetic programming-based hierarchical clustering algorithm”, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, pp.3445-3446, Singapore, 5-8 December, 2000.
  17. Dimopoulos, C. and Mort, N., “Evolving similarity coefficients for the solution of cellular manufacturing problems”, in Proceedings of the Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2000), pp.617-624, San Diego, California, USA, July 2000. IEEE Press.
  18. Dimopoulos, C. and Mort, N., "A genetic programming-based hierarchical clustering procedure for the solution of the cell-formation problem ",in Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture (ACDM 2000), Parmee, I.C., (ed.), pp. 211-222, Plymouth, April 2000. Springer.
  19. Dimopoulos, C. and Mort, N., “Genetic programming for cellular manufacturing”, in Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on European Scientific and Industrial Collaboration (WESIC ’99), Roberts, G.N., and Tubb, C.A.J., (eds.), Newport, Gwent, September 1999. Mechatronics Research Centre.
  20. Dimopoulos, C. and Zalzala, A.M.S., “Evolving scheduling policies through a genetic programming framework”, in Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO ’99), Banzhaf, W., et al. (eds.), vol. 2, pp.1231, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 1999. Morgan Kaufmann.
  21. Dimopoulos, C. and Zalzala, A.M.S., “A genetic programming heuristic for the one-machine total tardiness problem”, in Proceedings of the Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC ’99), vol.3, pages 2207-2214, Washington D.C., USA, July 1999. IEEE Press.
  22. Dimopoulos, C. and Zalzala, A.M.S, "Optimisation of cell configuration and comparisons using evolutionary computation approaches", in IEEE World Congress on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC ‘99), pp.148-153, Anchorage, Alaska, May 1998. IEEE.
  23. Dimopoulos, C. and Zalzala, A.M.S, "Evolutionary computation approaches to cell optimisation", in Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture (ACDM ’98), Parmee, I.C., (ed.), pp. 69-83, Plymouth, April 1998. Springer.
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