Demetrios Sampson is engaged in teaching and research in the field of Learning Technologies and Digital Learning since 1996. He is the co-author of 350 articles in scientific books, journals, and conferences, and the editor of 20 books, 35 special issues in academic journals and 40 international conference proceedings, with more than 7000 citations (h-index: 40). He has received 10 times Best Paper Award in International Conferences on Learning Technologies. He has been a Keynote/Invited Speaker in 100+ International/National Conferences. He has been director, principal investigator and/or research consultant in 70 Research and Innovation projects with external funding at the range of 16 Million€. He has supervised 160 honours and postgraduate students to successful completion. He has developed and delivers the first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on the use of Educational Data Analytics by School Teachers (Analytics for the Classroom Teacher), offered by the edX platform (a Harvard and MIT led global initiative) which has attracted more than 20.000 participants from 180 countries around the world since October 2016. Currently, he leads an international University-Industry Consortium (Learn2Analyse) that promotes professional development in Educational Data Literacy for Online Education & Training Professionals and Higher Education students, co-funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance Program). He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award (July 2012) and named a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society in recognition of his contribution to the field of Learning Technologies. He is also the recipient of the Golden Nikola Tesla Chain Award of the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) for "International outstanding achievements in the field of Engineering Pedagogy" (September 2018). He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex, UK in 1995. He is a Professor of Digital Systems for Learning and Education at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece where he serves as Academic Staff since 2003. He has also served as Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of Research at the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia (2015-2017); Visiting Professor and/or Research Scholar at: the Smart Learning Institute of the Beijing Normal University, R.P. China (2021), the University of Tartu, Estonia (2017), the University of Hong Kong, R.P. China (2016), the University of North Texas USA (2013), the Peking University, Beijing, R.P. China (2013), the University of Tunis, Tunisia (2012, 2013), the National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (2011), the Athabasca University, Canada (2010); and Senior Research (1999-2003) & Adjunct Researcher (2003-today) at the Information Technologies Institute of the Center for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH).
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