Τhe Laboratory of Intelligent Computational Systems – ICS (aka iSL Intelligent Systems Laboratory) was officially established in 2015 as a research laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics (located in Lamia), at the School of Science, University of Thessaly. The iSL researchers’ topics include but are not limited to the following: Machine Learning Algorithms, Computer Vision, Intelligent Systems, Evolutionary Computation, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Embedded Computing Systems, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Health Informatics. iSL offers three discrete services to the community, namely education, research, and research application to SMEs and organizations, following the triple helix model.

ICS is one of the largest research laboratories in Central Greece and Thessaly, employing 4 Professors, 1 Senior Researcher as Laboratory Teaching Staff, 3 PostDoc researchers, more than 15 Ph.D. candidates, more than 10 MSc, and approximately 20 undergraduate students. The laboratory supports its activities by one technician, one financial assistant, one marketing expert, and one secretary. Its premises include more than 70 sq.m. of offices and 30 sq.m. of laboratory facilities.

The Laboratory of Intelligent Computational Systems research staff includes the following:

  • Faculty members: Vassilios Plagianakos, Athanasios Kakarountas, Sotirios Tasoulis, Charalambos Karanikas
  • Laboratory teaching staff members: George Spathoulas
  • Technical laboratory staff members: Elias Tsonos
  • Postdoctoral Researchers: Aristidis Vrachatis, Georgios Giannoukos, Spyridon Georgakopoulos
  • Ph.D candidates: Eleni Bouba, Vassilios Chioktour, Ioannis Dimos, Maria Kalafati, Athanasia Karamitsou, Dimitrios Kavalieros, Evdoxia Kokkinou, Dimitrios Myridakis, Stefanos Papafotikas, Maria Sapounaki,Vasileios Tsoukas, Ioannis Koutsougoulos, Dimitrios Lazarou, Georgios Mallis, Ioannis Michelakos, Vassilios Pilios, Ioanna Zarda, Panagiotis Anagnostou, Petros Barbas

The mission of the Laboratory includes the following:

  • Conduct basic and applied research on the topics its members are active and disseminate the research outcomes to the community by presenting them in events, publishing them in prestigious international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
  • Offer courses based on the Department’s curriculum for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs of studies. Lab is also actively participating in inter-departmental postgraduate programs.
  • Organize or participate in research projects in collaboration with other national or international partners.
  • Organize and participate in seminars, tutorials, symposia, conferences, seasonal schools, publications, and invite internationally recognized personalities and scientists, to promote the laboratory’s goals.
  • Create a strong network with other research units active in the same topics ICS is conducting its research.
  • Attract PostDoc researchers, talented undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research projects by enhancing the ICS collaborating researchers’ skills.
  • Establish research infrastructures to execute research projects and provide specialized services to private and public sector bodies.
  • Facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies by the private sector.
  • Facilitate the digitization of public sector organizations, offering solutions on the integration of intelligent systems.
  • Raise awareness for state-of-the-art research and cutting-edge technology, promoting knowledge to the public.

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Laboratory presentation