Ioannis Giannopoulos was born in Patras, Greece, in 1985. In 2018 he was appointed as Full Professor for Geoinformation at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Before coming to Vienna, Ioannis was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). In 2015 he also successfully defended his doctoral thesis at ETH Zurich which was also honored with the ETH Culmann award for outstanding dissertations. He further holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Saarland University with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Both, the Bachelor and Master thesis were conducted at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His publications are mostly focusing in the areas of HCI, Geographic Information Science and Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, his research interests lie in Urban Computing, LBS, Machine and Deep Learning, Eye Tracking, Pedestrian Navigation as well as Interaction in Virtual and Mixed Environments.

Since 2020, Ioannis is an affiliated professor at the Institute of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI) and since 2022 serves as a coordinator for the GeoAI Special Interest Group at the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML).

Geoinformation Research Devision Website: Geoinformation – TU Wien