Pericles A. Mitkas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
54124 Thessaloniki – GREECE Tel: +30 2310 99 6390
Fax: +30 2310 99 6447
Email: mitkas (at) eng (dot) auth (dot) gr LinkedIn

Personal Information

Born in 1962 in Florina, Greece.
Married to Sophia Mardiri.
Two children: Alexander-Akilas and Danae-Zoe.


1990Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
Dissertation Title: “On Relational Database Operations Implemented in Optics”
Advisor: Professor P. Bruce Berra
1987M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
1985Diploma of Electrical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Academic Experience

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1999 –Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • Data Structures (5th semester now, previously 7th)
  • Database Management Systems (9th semester)
  • Software Engineering (8th semester)
  • Databases and Knowledge Discovery (Graduate course)
  • Software Design and Development (Graduate course)
  • Advanced Topics in Database Systems (Graduate course)


  • 2002 – Associate Director of the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) at the Center for Engineering Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH)
  • 2001 – Faculty member of the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI – CERTH
  • 2001 – Established the Intelligent Systems and Software Engineering Labgroup


  • 2001 – 2005 Associate Department Head
  • 2001 – 2002 Chair of the Curriculum Committee
  • 2003 – 2004 Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Committee
  • 2001 – 2005 Chair of the Telematics Committee

Colorado State University

1996 – 1999Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
On sabbatical leave during 1996-97
1990 – 1996Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Taught the following Computer Engineering and Optoelectronics Engineering courses:

  • EE101 Engineering Computing (Pascal & Fortran or Pascal & C)
  • EE102 Digital Circuit Logic (Reorganized the labs and wrote a lab manual)
  • EE457 Optical Information Processing (Introduced some experiments)
  • EE554 Computer Architecture
  • EE557 Digital Optical Computing
  • EE580 Database Computers


  • Established the Optical Computing Lab
  • 1991 – 1999 Faculty member of the NSF Engineering and Research Center on Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center


  • 1991 – 1999 Member of several University, College and Departmental Committees

Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium

1996 – 1997Visiting Researcher
Department of Applied Physics
Performed research in optical computing systems

Syracuse University

1989 – 1990Teaching Assistant
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Partly responsible of the teaching of graduate level courses
1986 – 1988Research Assistant
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Studied problems associated with Very Large Data/Knowledge Bases

Research Interests

  • Parallel Computer Architectures for Very Large Data and Knowledge Bases
  • Software Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Mutli-Agent Systems for Environmental Management
  • Parallel Searching Techniques for Large Biological Databases

Honors and Awards

2001Marquis Who’s Who in America, 55th Ed.
2000 – 2001Marquis Who’s Who in America Science and Engineering, 5th Ed.
1998 – 1999Strathmore’s Who’s Who
1995Engineering Dean’s Council Award
1992Outstanding Faculty Counselor for an IEEE Student Branch, IEEE – Region V
9/88 – 5/89University Fellow, Syracuse University
9/85 – 5/88Fellow, Bodossaki Foundation, Greece
1981 – 1985Scholarship, Public Scholaship Foundation, Greece
1980 – 1985Scholarship, Athenian Club, Greece

Professional Societies

  • Senior Member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society
  • Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Member of the Society for Photooptical Instrumentation Engineering (SPIE)
  • Member of the SPIE Working Groups on Optical Processing & Computing and on Holography
  • Μember of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece

Funded Research Programs

A list of funded research programs Prof. Mitkas has participated can be found here.


19981998 PBB Systems, Inc., Canastota NY
Dynamic Data Mining using an Electro-optical Data Warehouse

Research Students

  • 3 PhD Theses and 11 M.Sc. Theses, Colorado State University (1991 – 2000)
  • 7 PhD Theses and 6 M.Sc. Theses completed, 5 PhD‘s in progress, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001 – )

Invited Lectures and Seminars

  • 16 Invited Lectures and Seminars in Greece, Belgium, The Netherlands, Maxico and U.S.A.
  • 12 invited conference papers
  • 6 tutorials in international conferences


  • I. N. Athanasiadis and P. A. Mitkas, “A System for Sensor Interconnection and Provision of Processed Information through the Semantic Diffusion of Knowledge”, Greek Patent Office 2005, #1004936