Demetrios G. Sampson has received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex, UK in 1995. He is a Professor of Digital Systems for Learning and Education at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece, a Research Fellow at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Center of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada. He is the Founder and Director of the Advanced Digital Systems and Services for Education and Learning (ASK) since 1999. He has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada (2010), the Information Management Department, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (2011), the University of Tunis (2012, 2013, 2014), the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China (2013), Department of Educational Technology, Peking University Beijing, China (2013), Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas USA (2013), Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland (2014). His main scientific interests are in the area of Learning Technologies. He is the co-author of more than 330 publications in scientific books, journals and conferences with at least 1480 known citations (h-index 21). He has received 8 times Best Paper Award in International Conferences on Advanced Learning Technologies. He is a Senior and Golden Core Member of IEEE, and he was the elected Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technologies (2008-2011). He is a member of the ICT Advisory Board of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) since March 2014.
He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Educational Technology and Society Journal (5-year impact factor 1,34).
He has served or serves as a Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (5-year impact factor 1.383), Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences and the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, Member of the Editorial Board of (23) International/National Journals and Guest Co-Editor in (26) Special Issues of International Journals.
His participation in the organization of scientific conferences involves: General and/or Program Committee Chair in (35) International Conferences, Program Committees Member in (366) International/National Scientific Conferences.
He has been a Keynote/Invited Speaker in (56) International/National Conferences. He has been project director, principle investigator and/or consultant in 65 R&D projects with external funding at the range of 14 Million € (1991-2016).
He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award (July 2012).