Ioannis Emiris obtained his BScEng from Princeton University in 1989, and his MSc and PhD from U.C. Berkeley in 1991 and 1994, respectively, all in Computer Science. He has been Researcher at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France) from 1995 to 2002, and external collaborator since then. He joined the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications at NKU Athens in 2002 and, since 2012, has been Adjunct Researcher at ATHENA RC. His research interests include Scientific and Geometric computing, Data science, Robotics, and Bioinformatics. He has participated in several European, bilateral and national research projects, and has been coordinating 3 projects under H2020. He has been supervising 13 PhD theses and 8 Postdoc fellowships. He is the author of one book in Computational Geometry, co-editor of two volumes, and author of more than 120 journal and peer-reviewed conference publications, of which two earned the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM International Symposium on Symbolic & Algebraic Computation. He is associate editor of J. Symbolic Computation and Mathematics for Computer Science, member of the scientific board of HFRI (ELIDEK), and consultant to an AI startup company.