Dr Athanasios (Thanasis) Poulakidas is the Coordinator of the DataBio Lighthouse Project and a Senior R&I Manager at INTRASOFT International S.A.
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.
Since 2005 he has been working continuously in the enterprise side. Till 2014 he was with Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. where he headed the Satellite and Space Applications Dept., served as the local project and technical manager for several EU research projects, as well as the manager of a number of large development projects. Between 2014 and 2016 he was with Akazoo S.A. where he led the infrastructure and research teams. Since 2017 he is with INTRASOFT International.
Dr Poulakidas has participated from various responsible positions in over 20 large and small sized collaborative research projects in USA, EU and Greece. He has also served in international bodies, as a member of the governing board or industry representative.