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WORLDCOMP'11 Keynote Lecture - Dr. Yiannis Sagias

Last modified 2011-07-28 22:11

Changing Lives around the World: the Power of Technology
Dr. Yiannis Sagias, Ph.D.
Project adviser, European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA)

Date: July 18, 2011
Time: 11:45am - 12:00pm
Location: The Monte Carlo Theater


    The presentation will aim at presenting the European Research Council (ERC) and its funding opportunities. ERC is the first European funding body set up to support investigator-driven frontier research.

    Its main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists, scholars and engineers to be adventurous and take risks in their research. The scientists are encouraged to go beyond established frontiers of knowledge and the boundaries of disciplines.

    Being 'investigator-driven', or 'bottom-up', in nature, the ERC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research, rather than being led by priorities set by politicians. This approach ensures that funds are channelled into new and promising areas of research with a greater degree of flexibility.

    ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins, who are working or moving to work in Europe - the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. The aim here is to recognise the best ideas, and retain and confer status and visibility to the best brains in Europe, while also attracting talent from abroad.

    The final aim of our participation in the conferences is to let the participants know about our funding opportunities.


    Dr. Yiannis Sagias holds a diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineer from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He also holds a PhD in Decision Support Systems from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and an MBA from the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme of NTUA and the University of Athens (UoA). He has worked as a project manager and project leader in various EU and international projects. He was a European Commission project officer responsible for research infrastructures in Europe. Currently he works as a project adviser in the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) responsible for the advanced grants in the field of computer science and informatics. His research interests lie on the development of scientific computing e-infrastructures, grid computing and clouds for government/public.

Academic Co-Sponsors
The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS)
University of Southern California, USA

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
University of Minnesota, USA

Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS)
University of Siegen, Germany

UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria
BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Supercomputer Software Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics & Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences
SECLAB of University of Naples Federico II
University of Naples Parthenope, & Second University of Naples, Italy

Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab)
University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M; University (Com./Texas), USA
Model-Based Engineering Laboratory, University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA

Corporate Sponsor

Intel Corporation

Altera Corporation

Pico Computing

High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)

International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine

World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies
The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics
The UK Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Scientific Technologies Corporation

HoIP - Health without Boundaries


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