Prof. Thanasis Hadzilacos, The Cyprus Institute
Prof. Thanasis Hadzilacos a Professor of Information Systems and Educational Technology (since 2007) and member of the Open University of Cyprus Council (since 2018); Formerly: Academic Chair of the Information and Communication MS Program (2007-9, 2011-13); Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the Hellenic Open University (HOU) where he was Associate Professor of Software Engineering 2001-7), and directed the Open and Distance Laboratory for Educational Material and Methodology (2004-7). He is a researcher and member of BoD at the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece. Educated at Harvard (1971-76), he had industrial experience before his PhD in Database theory (U Patras). At the Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece (1986-2007), he directed the Educational Technology and e-Learning Sectors, and R&D Unit “Applied Information Systems”. During 1996-2001 he designed and managed the Greek national project “Odysseia” for the utilization of ICT in schools. He has taught at the Universities of Patras and Thessaly in Greece; visiting professor at the University of Toronto (2010-11). Has served in international bodies (working groups of the Council of Europe and E.U. DG Education and Culture). Has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences, including a chapter on “Teaching and Learning in the Communication Society” published by the Council of Europe. Has coordinated and participated in over 40 R&D projects funded by the E.C. and national research bodies.