Bodies of Administration
The Graduate Program operates under the administration of the following bodies according to Law 4485/2017:
(a) The Senate of the University
(b) The General Assembly of the Department
(c) The Coordinating Committee of Postgraduate Studies
(d) The Committee of Postgraduate Studies
(e) The Director of each MSc
The Coordinating Committee of Postgraduate Studies consists of five faculty members that teach in the Master's Program. They are appointed for a 2-year term by the General Assembly of the Department. The Coordinating Committee is responsible for monitoring and coordinating the operation of the Graduate Program.
For the 2-year period from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2024 the Coordinating Committee of Postgraduate Studies consists of:
Kitsios Fotios, Associate Professor, Director of the Graduate Program
Stylianos Xinogalos, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of the Graduate Program
Tambouris Efthimios, Associate Professor
Psannis Konstantinos, Associate Professor
Souravlas Stavros, Assistant Professor
In memoriam: Professor Paparizos Konstantinos
Prof. Konstantinos Paparrizos (1949-2011) was born in 1949 in Kozani, Greece. He earned his B.Sc. degree with honors in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1972) and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. both of them with honors in Operations Research (Minor in Computer Science) from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OHIO, USA, in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He was a full professor in the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia Economic and Social Sciences, Greece, Thessaloniki and also a Professor in the Hellenic Open University, since 2008. Furthermore, he established the first graduate degree program by the Department of Applied Informatics of the University of Macedonia.
The late Prof. K. Paparrizos was a founding member of the Branch of Macedonia-Thrace of the Hellenic Operational Research Society. He was also a member of INFORMS, and of the International Honorary Society “OMEGA RHO”, Case Western Reserve University student chapter. He served as a member of the Editorial Board of the “Operational Research: An International Journal” and the “Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research”. He also served as a member of the scientific & organizing committee of several Balkan Conferences on Operational Research in the past, as also in the recent BALCOR 2011 in Thessaloniki.Prof. K. Paparrizos was an established expert in the area of optimization algorithms. His research interests included mathematical programming, linear programming and network flows, design and analysis of algorithms, and data structures. He had significant research contributions in the design and analysis of exterior point simplex-type algorithms for linear and network optimization problems. He had published several papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Mathematical Programming) and had given numerous talks in national/international conferences.