George J. Pangalos (B.Sc. University of Athens; M.Sc. and a Ph.D. University of London) is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and director of the Informatics and Information Security laboratory in the Aristotle University (AUTH). He has also taught in several universities in Greece and the USA. His research interests include the areas of Information Systems Design, Health Information Systems, e-Health, cross-border e-Gov Applications, Information System security, e-health trust and security issues and policies. He has published over 200 articles in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has also been the author or co-author of more than 20 International and Greek books.
He has been the project leader/expert in a significant number (more than 50) major international (mostly EU funded) research and development projects in the above areas. These include more than 30 on e-Health (epSOS, eSENS, EXPAND, eHGI, SEISMED, DALI, ISHTAR, NETC@RDS, etc). He has also been involved in the implementation of several important national projects on e-Health, including the coordination (as IDIKA’s president) of the recent implementation of the national e-prescription system in Greece and the coordination of the SOHEALTH project, aiming to provide a framework and facilitate the knowledge transfer on e-Health (national patient summary records implementation) to the Ministry of Health.
He has served as director/CEO of several IT related organizations and departments (President of the Greek Centre for e-Government Applications in Social Security and Health (IDIKA), President and CEO of the Regional Health System (PESY) of Thessaly, Director of the Informatics Institute and of the under and post graduate IT schools of the Greek Productivity Centre, Member of the AUTH research management committee, Co-founder and Director of the AUTH IT Support Centre, etc.). He has also been president and member of the board in several national and international scientific and professional bodies.