Dr. Georgios Kouroupetroglou holds a B.Sc. in physics and a Ph.D. in Communications and Signal Processing. He is Director of the "Speech and Accessibility Laboratory" and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, as well as Head of the "Accessibility Unit for Students with Disabilities", National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His current research interests focuses on the area of Computer Accessibility and Voice User Interfaces, as a part of the major domain of Human-Computer Interaction, with emphasis in;
Dr. Kouroupetroglou has actively participated in a number of European Union funded and National research projects. He has been reviewer/evaluator and member of working groups/technical panels of various European Union's projects/programs. He is author of more than 160 scientific papers in journals/conference proceedings and numerous books and technical reports in the fields of his interest. He teaches the undergraduate courses: "Speech and Natural Language Processing" and "Real Time Digital Signal Processing Systems" as well as the postgraduate courses: "Voice User Interfaces", "Human Computer Interaction-Voice Technologies", "Computer and Web Accessibility", "Computer Interfaces with the Analog World", "Real Tome Systems", "Computer Systems for Students with Disabilities", "Informatics in Rehabilitation" and "Advanced Assistive Technologies".