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Nikitas N. Karanikolas graduated from the department of Statistics and Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), in 1988. He received his PhD from the department of Applied Informatics of AUEB, in 1994. His PhD title is Technological and Linguistic approaches in Natural Language Understanding. Since 1987, he is a professional in software development. In 1996, he got the position of Systems Head of the Technological Educational Institute's Library (TEI of Athens Library). One year later, November 1997, he got the position of chief in the Department of Informatics and Organization of the Aretaieio University Hospital. He remained in this position until November 2004. Then, he moved (after election) to the academic position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics of TEI of Athens. He progressed to Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics of TEI of Athens, in November 2010. He progressed to Professor in the same department, in December 2014.

He elected and remained member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Computer Society (GCS) for four years. Member of the Board of Directors for two years (2004-2006) and Secretary General for another two years period (2006-2008).

Dr. Karanikolas academic interests are: Medical Informatics; Natural Language Processing and Understanding; Computational Linguistics; Information Retrieval; Text Data Mining; Databases; e-Commerce.

He has authored 16 Journal papers, 4 papers as book contributions and 52 Conference papers. In most of them, he is the first or the only author. He is also author of five books (which are primary textbooks in Greek Universities) and editor of 3 conference proceedings.