Professor Georgios Kouroupetroglou holds a B.Sc. in physics and a Ph.D. in Communications and Signal Processing. He is the Chairman of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and Director of the "Speech and Accessibility Laboratory", head of the "Accessibility Unit for Students with Disabilities" at NKUA, as well as Director of the M.Sc. Programme in "Language Technology". He has served as the Director of Postgraduate Studies and PhD Studies at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications as well as the Director of the Communication and Signal Prosessing Division at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, NKUA. His current research interest focuses on the area of Computer Accessibility and Voice User Interfaces, as 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. President elect of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE). He is author of more than 170 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", "Real Time Digital Signal Processing Systems" and "Computer Systems and e-Accessibility for Students with Disabilities", as well as the postgraduate courses: "Voice User Interfaces", "Human Computer Interaction-Voice Technologies", "Computer and Web Accessibility", "Sensor-based Application Development", "Computer Interfaces with the Analog World", "Real Time Systems", "Computer Systems for Students with Disabilities", "Informatics in Rehabilitation" and "Advanced Assistive Technologies".