Dr Athanasios (Thanasis) Poulakidas is the coordinator of the DataBio lighthouse project and a Senior R&I Manager at INTRASOFT International S.A.
Since 2005 Thanasis has been working continuously in the enterprise side. Till 2014 he was with Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. where he headed the Satellite and Space Applications Dept., was the manager of a number of large development projects as well as many EU research projects. Between 2014 and 2016 he was with Akazoo S.A. where he led the infrastructure and research teams. Since 2017 he is with INTRASOFT International.
In academic positions till 2005, he has been a Lecturer at the University of California, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Universities of Ioannina and Patras and a Researcher at the Computer Technology Institute, Patras.
He graduated from the Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Univ. of Patras and received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.