Dr. ELPINIKI I. PAPAGEORGIOU is an Associate Professor at Energy Systems Department, University of Thessaly, Geopolis Campus, Larissa, Greece. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Patras (Sept. 2004) and an MSc in Medical Physics from the same University (2000). She specializes in developing and applying artificial intelligent models and algorithms to decision support problems for modeling, prediction, strategic decisions, scenario analysis and data mining, solving important emerging problems, arising in engineering, energy, business, medicine, agriculture and environment. Her main research specialization is the development of novel algorithms and fuzzy models for intelligent decision support systems focused on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. Based on her pioneering research on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs), FCMs have been found great applicability and popularity in discipline research areas. She has more than 250 publications in journals, conference papers and book chapters (98 of them are in journals with high Impact Factors) and has more than 4800 citations from independent researchers (h-index=36 in Scopus and 45 in GoogleScholar).
Dr. Elpiniki Papageorgiou is within the 2% among 100,000 overall top-cited most influential scientists, regarding her composite citation index across all scientists and scientific disciplines, according to the published catalogues by PLoS Biolοgy 2020 & Mendeley Data 2020.
In particular, she is ranked 407 (1%) for citation impact during the single calendar year 2019, and 821 (2%) for career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019, within the subfield discipline “Artificial Intelligence and Signal processing” which is among her main scientific fields of expertise.
She is actively involved in various European and Greek projects. More specifically, she has been working for over 17 years as principal investigator and senior researcher in several research projects (participation as Project Manager, Technical Manager and Researcher in 14 EU and 9 national projects, ie. HORIZON2020: NAIADES, KYKLO4.0, Ζ-Fact0r, PROCETS, OACTIVE, FP7: INCONET-CG2, FP7-SMS-2013, FP7-ICT-2013-ISS-EWATUS, FP7-ICT-2011 USEFIL, FP7-ICT-2007-DEBUGIT). Also, her strong relationship with external funding bodies and especially EU and national funding environments, gave her an experience in managing research teams in different application domain projects. She is Academic Partner in iBO-CERTH and Team Leader in AI Group holding the position of R&D project manager in Horizon projects. Also, she is Director in MSc program in “Energy and Automation Systems”, University of Thessaly, Larissa.
Dr. Elpiniki Papageorgiou is the Editor of the Springer book “Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Applied Sciences and Engineering - from fundamentals to extensions and learning algorithms”, Intelligent Systems Reference Library 54, Springer 2014. Dr. Elpiniki Papageorgiou organized for first time worldwide the First Summer School for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in July 2016 at Volos, Greece. She is IEEE Senior Member, IEEE in Women in Computational Intelligence and member in IEEE CIS. Her research interests include intelligent systems, fuzzy cognitive maps, soft computing methods, decision support systems, cognitive systems, data mining and machine learning.
Scopus Author ID: 56429800100