Dr Athanasios Poulakidas is the coordinator of the DataBio lighthouse project and a Senior R&I Manager at Intrasoft International. He graduated from the Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Univ. of Patras and received his MSc and PhD from the Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.
In academic positions till 2005, he has been a Lecturer at the Univ. of California, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Univ. of Ioannina and the Univ. of Patras and a Researcher at the Computer Technology Institute, Patras. Between 2005 and 2014 he was with Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. where he was the Head of the Satellite and Space Applications Department and also served as the local project and technical manager for several EU research projects as well as the project manager of a number of large development projects. Between 2014 and 2016 he was Head of Research Grants at Akazoo S.A., where he led the infrastructure and research teams.
Dr Poulakidas has participated from various responsible positions in over 20 large and small sized collaborative research projects in USA, EU and Greece, serving from both the academic and the enterprise sides. He has also served in international bodies as a member of the governing board or industry representative.