George Gravvanis

Professor
High Performance Computing
DUTH

About

Dr. George Gravvanis, Associate Professor, holds a B.Sc. with Joint Honours in Science from Salford University (1982, Manchester, UK), M.Sc in Numerical Analysis from Brunel University (1984, London, UK), Ptychion in Mathematics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1986, Athens, Greece) and a Ph.D. in Computational Science from Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business (1992, Athens, Greece). He has served as Director of the Sector Physics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, academic year 2011-2013.

His research interests include high performance computing, scientific computing, parallel systems, grid/cloud computing, computational methods – mathematical modelling and applications, design of parallel algorithmic methods, mathematics of computing – numerical algorithms – mathematical software and sparse matrix technology and numerical solution of partial differential equations. He has over 150 publications in journals, international conferences and books in the above research areas.

He is also an adjunct faculty member (since academic year 2000) and course coordinator (since academic year 2009-2010) for the course «Introduction to Computer Science», Hellenic Open University. His is a member of Editorial Boards of Computer and Structures, Advances in Engineering Software, The Journal of Supercomputing, Future Generation Computer Systems – The International Journal of Grid Computing: Theory, Methods and Applications. He has been a reviewer in a large number of international journals and conferences, as well as member of Scientific/Program Committee of International conferences.

On a professional basis he was Head of Department of Analysis and Programming, Directorate of Informatics, General Secretariat of Social Security, Ministry of Employment and Social Protection. He was Member of Greek Delegation to the program “TESS: TElematics in Social Security”, Social Security for the Migrant Workers, European Commission, Directorate General V, Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs. Additionally he was Domain Expert to the Technical Commission on Data Processing, Social Security for migrant workers, European Commission, Directorate General V, Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs and President of the Technical Commission on Data Processing, Social Security for migrant workers, European Commission, Directorate General V, Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs, Hellenic Presidency 01-06/2003.