Mr. Athanasios Tryferidis has received his Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2000) and his MSc. in Information Systems from the University of Macedonia (2006). He has been a Research Associate of CERTH/ITI since 2012, with long experience in technical management and project coordination of both European (FP7: INERTIA, Reay4SmartCities and Η2020: VICINITY) and national funded projects (GSRT: ECOBUILDING).
His main scientific interests are in the field of Smart Grids, integrated decision support systems towards energy efficiency of Smart Buildings, based on multi-sensorial topologies and occupancy detection and prediction modelling. He is currently working on IoT interoperability in eHealth and Assisted Living domain with the use of IoT sensors.
Since 2002 and for a decade he has been the technical manager of the R&D department of MLS Multimedia Company, focusing on the integration of linguistic technologies (Speech Recognition and TTS) in car navigation systems, along with the development of multimodal interactive systems with the use of natural language processing and intelligent agents. He has further been a teaching assistant at Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (2004-2009), teaching courses on Programming Languages and Computer Architecture.