Computer Graphics, Fractals and their teaching practices
Fractal and Computational Geometry, Computer Graphics, Dynamic Systems, Computational Complex Analysis, Image Processing and Compression, Human-Computer Interaction as well as Didactics of Informatics, Computer Science and ICT
Vasileios Drakopoulos was born in Athens, Hellas, on July 27, 1968. He received a B.S. degree in Mathematics, an M.S. degree in Informatics & Operations Research and a doctorate in Theoretical Informatics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in 1990, 1992 and 1999, respectively. He began studying dynamic systems and fractals during his graduate studies and received a Scholarship from the Bodossaki Foundation as financial support for doctorate studies. After completing his Ph.D., he received a Postdoctoral Scholarship from the (Greek) State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y) and has worked on parallel visualisation methods.
He has taught a number of courses in Tertiary as well as in Secondary Education. Currently, he is a Secondary School Adviser, a Professor – Tutor at Hellenic Open University, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Thessaly and a Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has been involved in a number of bilateral and national research projects (e.g. Thales, PENED, Pythagoras) and has supervised 5 Final Year Theses, 5 M.Sc. Theses and 2 Ph.D. Theses. He is the author of 7 papers, co-author of 16 papers in peer-reviewed journals, author of 1 paper, co-author of 11 papers in scientific collections and has presented portions of his work in a series of international and national conferences.
He is the author of 6 lecture notes in Computational and Fractal Geometry, in Chaos and Dynamic Systems as well as in Computer Graphics. Moreover, he has acted as a referee for several journals, is the co-author of one book in Fractals (in Greek), is a member of the organizing committees of several international conferences on nonlinear dynamics and has h-index: 9, g-index: 13. His research interests include Fractal and Computational Geometry, Computer Graphics, Dynamic Systems, Computational Complex Analysis, Image Processing and Compression, Human-Computer Interaction as well as Didactics of Informatics, Computer Science and ICT.