George J. Pangalos was born in Athens (GR). He received a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Athens and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of London (University College London, UK).

Since 1990, he has been a professor with the Faculty of Tecnology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and director of the Informatics and Information Security laboratory. He has also taught in several universities in Greece and USA. Since 2018 he is a professor emeritus of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the same faculty.

His research interests include: Information Systems Design and Implementation, Information System security, Database systems Security, Access control, e-Identification and e-Authentication, IT Forensics and IT security audit, Internet security and secure internet transactions, Medical and Health Information Systems, e-Health and applications, Design Implementation and security of e-Government Applications 

He has published over 200 articles in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has also been the author or co-author in several (more than 20) International and Greek books. He has also been involved as project leader / expert in a significant number (more than 50) major international (mostly EU funded) research and development projects in the above areas. He has also participated as an expert evaluator, after an invitation from the EU, in the selection and the assessment of several (more than 20) EU projects and studies and the formulation of EU framework research programs (FP). He has also been for several years (2004-12) the National Representative of Greece to the European Union’s Security Research Program.

He has been president and member of the board in several national and international scientific and professional bodies (President of the Greek Computer Society (NG), President of the Education and Research section of GCS , President and Member of the Board of the (Brussels based) European Informatics Association CECUA, Representative of Greece to the International Medical Informatics Association, Vice-President of the Greek Medical Informatics Association, etc.). He has also been director/CEO of several IT related organizations and departments (President of the Greek Centre for e-government Applications in Social Security and Health (IDIKA), President and CEO of the Regional Health System (PESY) of Thessaly, Director of the Informatics Institute and of the under and post graduate IT schools of the Greek Productivity Centre, Member of the AUTH research management committee, Co-founder and Director of the IT Support centre of AUTH (1991-01), etc.). 


Mail:   Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Division of Electronics and Computer Engineering

Informatics and Information Security Laboratory

54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995985, Fax: +30 2310 995949

Email: pangalos(at)

Detailed cv: pangalos_cv_2019