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Professor Stefanos Gritzalis is the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Greece (9.2014+).
He is a Professor at the Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering and member of the Info-Sec-Lab Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security (5.2002+).
He holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Electronic Automation, and a PhD in Information and Communications Security from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
His published scientific work includes more than 30 books or book chapters, including the book "Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies and Practices", co-edited by A. Acquisti, S. De Capitani di Vimercati, and C. Lambrinoudakis (Auerbach Publications, Taylor and Francis Group). Moreover, his work has been published in 118 refereed journals and in the proceedings of 156 international refereed conferences and workshops. The focus of his publications is on Information and Communications Security and Privacy. His most frequently cited papers have more than 3.900 citations, h-index=35, i10-index=109, as measured by Google Scholar.
He has acted as Guest Editor in more than 30 journal special issues, and has been General Chair or Program Committee Chair in more than 40 international conferences and workshops. He has served as a Program Committee member of more than 450 international conferences and workshops. He is the Editor-in-Chief or Editor or Editorial Board member in 30 journals and a Reviewer in more than 66 scientific journals. He has supervised 13 PhD dissertations and has acted as external evaluator for more than 30 PhD students from Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Greece, etc.
He has acted as external reviewer for research proposals submitted to: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Czech Science Foundation, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency, ETH Zurich Research Commission, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, Slovenian Research Agency, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, Qatar Foundation - Qatar National Research Fund, The University of Nicosia Research Foundation in Cyprus, The Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, etc. Moreover, he has acted as member of the 2015 Technical Recognition Award Selection Committee for the “IEEE Communications & Information Security Technical Recognition Award”.
He has been involved in several National and EU funded R&D projects. His professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions. He was elected twice as Member of the Board (Secretary General, Treasurer) of the Greek Computer Society. He acts as member of the Hellenic Association for Information Systems (AIS - Hellenic Chapter), the Association for Computing Machinery ACM, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society "Communications and Information Security Technical Committee".