Dr. Dimitrios Serpanos

Dimitrios
Principal Scientist
Cyber Security

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The emergence of embedded and cyberphysical systems is leading to a highly connected world that influences all aspects of our lives, at work and home. The applications and services we enjoy are implemented with highly complex systems that need to be built and managed in new, innovative ways, in order to provide us with the necessary services in an efficient and secure way. QCRI provides significant opportunities for research in these technological directions, striving for excellence and innovation.

Research Focus at QCRI

  • Dr. Dimitrios Serpanos is a Principal Scientist in the QCRI cyber-security team. He has a depth of experience in embedded systems and security, ranging from hardware to application and service security. His areas of research include security systems, computer architecture, real-time embedded systems and industrial systems.

Previous Experience

  • He has published extensively in books, scientific journals and conferences; he holds 6 inventions and 2 US patents. His research work has been funded by industry in Europe and the USA, by the Greek government, and the European Commission.
  • Dr. Serpanos has served as President of the University of Western Greece (2010-2013) and as Director of the Industrial Systems Institute in Patras (2008-2013). 
  • Dr. Serpanos has been a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, T.J. Watson Research Center (1990-1996), where he worked on high bandwidth network systems, multimedia systems and security systems. In 1996, he became a faculty member in Greece, first within the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete (1996-2000) and then at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras. 
  • Dimitrios Serpanos holds a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University, USA and an Engineering Diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece.

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MIT/QCRI system uses machine learning to build road maps

22/04/2018

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Upcoming Events

2018

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Past Events

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Public Talk by Prof. Regina Barzilay "Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text"

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Artificial Intelligence for Oncology: Learning to Cure Cancer from Images and Text A talk by Professor Regina Barzilay, MIT CSAIL Winner of 2017 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ At Education City Student ...

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QCRI & MIT-CSAIL Annual Project Review 2018

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Executive Overview Sessions Open to public Date:    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time:    9:00AM – 3:00PM Venue:  HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room To view full agenda, please click here . To RSVP, ...

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QCRI and Turkish scientists to build pre-emptive cyber security platform

10/04/2018

Project to build defensive platform to detect emerging cyberattacks awarded $1.65m grant.

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MIT-CSAIL researchers visit Doha for annual QCRI research meeting

25/03/2018

Meeting updates joint research projects between the two institutions and will feature 'genius grant' recipient Prof. Regina Barzilay, who uses AI to detect cancer, as keynote speaker.

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QCRI’s Advanced Transcription System snares ARC’18 Best Innovation Award

19/03/2018

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser presents accolade for system that automatically converts speech to text using state-of-the-art speech recognition techniques.

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