About Elpiniki
3o Km Old National Road Lamia-Athens, TK 35100, Lamia, Greece
(+30)22310 60255 (office)
Associate Professor. Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece.

Elpiniki Papageorgiou

Associate Professor



1967 Citations (excluding auto-citations) – (All of them can be found in scopus and googlescholar)

h-index: 27 (According to “Harzing’s Publish or Perish”) –

Ετεροαναφορές (πηγή: scopus) - Click here 2441
h-index 27
Aναφορές (πηγή: Google Scholar) - Click here 4030
h-index 32
i10-index 82

No. Publications in Scientific Journals: 71

No. Publications in Intern. Conferences (with full review): 88

No. Publications in Conferences (with abstract review): 6

Book Chapters: 17

Total Number of Published Research Studies: 182

BOOKS (Springer Book on FCMs): 1

Average Impact Factor on Journals: 2,047

Total Number of Citations (excluding self-citations): 1967

Teaching Experience in Higher Education: 14 YEARS

Relevance of Research Experience to the position applied: YES

Relevance of Teaching Experience to the subject of the position applied: YES

Professional Experience in Research Projects (EU and national): 16 YEARS



Dr. ELPINIKI I. PAPAGEORGIOU is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at University of Applied Sciences (TEI) of Sterea Ellada, Lamia, Hellas. She holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras (Sept. 2004). She specializes in developing and applying soft computing methods and algorithms to decision support problems for prediction, strategic decisions, scenario analysis and data mining, solving important existing and/or emerging problems, arising in engineering, business, medicine, agriculture and environment. Her main research specialization is the development of novel algorithms and methods for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. She has been working for over 16 years as senior researcher in several research projects related with the development of novel computational intelligence methodologies for decision support systems, intelligent algorithms and fuzzy cognitive tools for prediction and decision making, data mining, big data analysis (ie in six European Research Programs, INCONET-CG2, FP7-SMS-2013, FP7-ICT-2013-11 ISS-EWATUS, FP7-ICT-2011 USEFIL, FP7-ICT-2007-1 DEBUGIT, FP6-SESAME as well as in 4 national research projects PYTHAGORS ΙΙ, METAKNOWLEDGE, EXCELLENCE ΙΙ, ARCHIMEDES ΙΙΙ). 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 has more than 182 publications in journals, conference papers and book chapters (71 of them are in journals with high Impact Factors) and has 1937 citations from independent researchers (h-index=27 in scopus). 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. Her research interests include intelligent systems, fuzzy cognitive maps, soft computing methods, decision support systems, cognitive systems, data mining and machine learning.

Dr. Elpiniki Papageorgiou was the main organizer of the previously accomplished Special Sessions on Fuzzy Cognitive maps entitled as “Methods and Applications of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps” in previous FUZZ-IEEE conferences at 2011, 2012, 2013, WCCI2014 (IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2014), FUZZ-IEEE2015, WCCI2016 and FUZZ-IEEE2017, and has chaired five of them; moreover she organized for first time worldwide the First Summer School for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in July 2016 at Volos, Greece. She is also a reviewer in many international journals, mainly IEEE and Elsevier.




  • Sept 2006
    Sept 2007
    Patras, Greece

    Post-Doctoral Research funded by ΙΚΥ (Greek Scholarship Foundation)

    Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Technology, University of Patras.

    Dynamic Models using Fuzzy Cognitive Map Techniques for Medical Decision Support
  • Feb 2005
    Dec 2006
    Patras, Greece

    Post-Doctoral Researcher in Pythagoras II

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras,

    Developing new models and methodologies based on Soft Computing Techniques for complex diagnosis systems and medical decision support systems. Coordinator: Prof. P. Groumpos, Co-funded by the Ministry of Education of Greece and the European Union, Budget: 50.000.
  • Oct 2000
    July 2004
    Patras, Greece

    PhD in Computer Science

    Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Technology, University of Patras

    Thesis Title: “New learning algorithms for Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Applications in Medicine and Engineering”
  • Sept 1997
    July 2000
    Patras, Greece

    Master in Medical Physics

    Departments of Medicine and Physics, University of Patras

  • Sept 1993
    July 1997
    Patras, Greece

    Bachelor of Science in Physics

    Department of Physics, University of Patras

Professional Experience - Academic
  • 20/10/2017
    Lamia, Greece

    Associate Professor

    Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece

  • 28/1/2014
    Lamia, Greece

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece

  • 1/12/2015
    Hasselt, Belgium

    Research Fellow/Visiting Researcher

    Hasselt University, Faculty of Business Economics

  • 1/3/2015
    Volos, Greece

    Lecturer P.D. 407

    Computer Science Department, University of Thessaly

  • 2015
    Larisa, Greece

    Lecturer for Postgraduate Courses

    Electrical Engineering Department, TEI of Thessaly

    Artificial Intelligent Methods in Smart Grids
  • 2009
    Volos, Greece

    Lecturer for Postgraduate Courses

    School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Crop Sciences & Rural Environment, University of Thessaly

  • 1/4/2008
    Lamia, Greece


    Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece

  • 1/3/2007
    Lamia, Greece

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Dept of Informatics with Applications in Biomedicine, University of Central Greece (now University of Thessaly)

  • 1/9/2005
    Volos, Greece

    Lecturer P.D. 407

    Educational Department of Primary School, University of Thessaly

  • 4/10/2004
    Patras, Greece

    Lecturer P.D. 407

    Dept of Electrical Engineering & Computer Technology, University of Patras

  • 16/09/2004
    Lamia, Greece

    Research Fellow

    Dept of Computer Science and Informatics and Dept of Electronics, ΤΕΙ Lamias

  • 24/9/2000

    Research Fellow

    TEI Larisas, Faculty of Sciences