ASK Director Presentation
Demetrios G. Sampson has received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Demokritus 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 Full 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) and the University of Tunis (2012). His main scientific interests are in the area of Learning Technologies. He is the co-author of more than 297 publications in scientific books, journals and conferences with at least 1301 known citations (h-index 20). He has received 7 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 Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Educational Technology and Society Journal (impact factor 1.011, 2011).
He is also a Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, Member of the Editorial Board of (18) International/National Journals and Guest Co-Editor in (22) Special Issues of International Journals.
His participation in the organization of scientific conferences involves: General and/or Program Committee Chair in (31) International Conferences, Program Committees Member in (305) International/National Scientific Conferences.
He has been a Keynote/Invited Speaker in (43) International/National Conferences. He has been project director, principle investigator and/or consultant in 64 research 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).