Gregoris Mentzas

Professor   Division of Industrial Electric Devices and Decision Systems

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Brief Biography

Gregoris Mentzas is full Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Founder and Director of the Information Management Unit (IMU) at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS).

His main research focus is on AI-enabled decision making: augmenting human intelligence with data-driven approaches and using Artificial Intelligence to elevate human decision-making competence. Specifically his current research concerns the development of prescriptive data analytics for digital assistants in industry 4.0, the integration of human feedback in reinforcement learning for financial applications and the use of big data analytics in applications like personalised health, smart mobility, technology acceptance and water management.

Prof. Mentzas has published 4 books and more than 350 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, has 5 best papers awards. He sits on the editorial board of five international journals and has served as (co-)Chair or Program Committee Member in more than 55 international conferences. He has led or contributed in more than 50 European research and development projects conducted in collaboration with leading technology firms like SAP, IBM, HP, Siemens, Software AG and ATOS.

Research carried out by his group has led to the establishment of three internet technology companies. His experience includes twelve years of management consulting in corporate strategy and information systems strategy. He holds a Diploma Degree in Engineering (1984) and a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Information Systems (1988) both from NTUA.

During 2006-2009 he served as member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, while in the 2010-2019 period he was Director of the division of “Industrial Electric Devices and Decision Systems” at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA.

Prof. Mentzas is in the top 2% of highly cited scientists globally in a publicly available list of more than 7 million scientists in all areas of research and technology (22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields). The list, which was published in 2021 in the journal PLOS Biology, retrieved data from the SCOPUS database and used a range of parameters for each scientist’s research contribution and influence, analyzed data of 7 million scientists with at least five published articles on the SCOPUS database. As a result, a list of the top 2% scientists from all scientific subjects was compiled. The classification takes into account standardized information on citations like the h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index,

Research activity: In 1997 Prof. Mentzas established, and has since been leading, the Information Management Unit (IMU), a research laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens. The mission of IMU is to enable the development of knowledge-driven organisations. IMU focuses on technological research in the areas of: knowledge & semantic technologies; service and process engineering; and decision management, while the major application domains are within the domains of: digital enterprise systems; electronic governance; and collaborative and social systems. IMU is a member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) , a fully self-financed non–for-profit organization, which aims to boost European Big Data Value research, development and innovation and of the Networked European Software and Systems Initiative (NESSI), the European Technology platform dedicated to Software and Services. Since its establishment IMU has actively contributed in sixty (60) research and development projects. The total funding from research grants administered by IMU since 1997 exceeds 18.0 million euros.

Papers and citations: prof. Mentzas has published 4 books and more than 350 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. For a list of publications see [our list] and DBLP. Google Scholar estimates more than 7,500 citations and an h-index of 45 (Dec. 2022).

Teaching experience: Responsible for the following courses: Management of the Digital Enterprise (8th semester); Project Management (9th semester course); Management Game (9th semester course); Strategic Information Systems Management (given within the PhD program of the School); Project Management (within the post-graduate programme “Engineering-Economic Systems). Prof Mentzas has lectured on e-business and e-government topics in post-graduate programs in Greece (the Athens MBA programme and the Energy Management program) and lectured in seminars (Germany, UK, Denmark, Africa and Bulgaria).

Research grant evaluation and review: Prof. Mentzas has acted as grant evaluator within the following research programs: Information Society Technologies (IST) programme of the European Commission under the following action lines: “Knowledge Management” (2000-2003), “Intelligent Content & Semantics” (2007-2010), “Virtual Factories and Enterprises” (2011); Research programs funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique); Research programs funded by the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, FWF), topic: Information Society; Research programs funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), topic: Information Society. In addition, he has acted as external reviewer monitoring and evaluating the progress of large-scale cooperative research projects funded by the European Commission in the following research areas: Virtual Factories and Enterprises (one project, 2010-2012); Semantic web information systems (two projects, 2004-2006 and 2008-2010); Knowledge management (one project, 2006-2009); Internet of services (two projects, 2007-2010); E-government and e-participation (three projects, 2007-2012).

Editorial activities: Member of the editorial board of the following journals: Area Editor of the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO); Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electronic Government (EG); Associate Editor of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC); Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL); Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC).

Research Interests

Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management, Elecrronic Governance, Electronic Busiess, Semantic Web, Social Computing, Intelligent Systems, Operations Research.


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