Vasileios Drakopoulos, Assistant Professor
FieldComputer Graphics & Human-Computer Interaction
Research InterestsFractal 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
Telephone number+30 22310 66722
E-mailvdrakop[at]uth.gr
Personal webpagehttp://vdrakop.users.uth.gr
Contact with studentsTuesday 11.00-13.00
Curriculum vitae

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, a provisional 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.

Courses
Human Computer Interaction (7ΕΠ04), Computer Graphics (6ΚΠ07), Discrete Mathematics (2ΚΠ02), Calculus I (1ΚΠ01), Fractal and computational geometry (7ΕΠ12)
Selected publications

[-] Δρακόπουλος Β., Η συμβολή της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης στην ένταξη και ενσωμάτωση της ψηφιακής τεχνολογίας εντός του ελληνικού συστήματος εκπαίδευσης, στο Κατερίνα Κασιμάτη και Μαρία Αργυρίου (επ.), Διεθνείς και Ευρωπαϊκές Τάσεις στην Εκπαίδευση: Οι επιρροές τους στο Ελληνικό Εκπαιδευτικό Σύστημα, Τόμος Β, ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ-ΕΕΜΑΠΕ, 2014, 129–138.
[-] Drakopoulos V., Fractal-based image encoding and compression techniques, Commun. – Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina 15 (3) (2013), 48–55.
[-] Alexopoulos C. and Drakopoulos V., On the computation of the Kantorovich distance for images, Chaotic Modeling and Simulation 2 (2012), 345–354.
[-] Drakopoulos V. and Manousopoulos P., Height field representation and compression using fractal interpolation surfaces on rectangular domains, Chaotic Modeling and Simulation 4 (2012), 593–600.