The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest research centres in Greece. It was founded in 2000 and is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The mission of CERTH is to promote the triplet Research – Development – Innovation by conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative products and services while building strong partnerships with industry (national and international) and strong collaborations with research centres and universities in Greece and abroad.

CERTH, and more specifically the Information Technologies Institute, has a significant experience in modeling, discrete event & discrete time simulations, cloud and high performance computing, big data analytics and optimization. CERTH, as the leader of H2020 CloudLightning simulation platform, will adopt the existing framework for the needs of the RECAP use cases and optimization engine. The experience and expertise of the personnel will ensure the efficient performance and robustness of the different use case scenarios.

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Role in the Project

CERTH’s main activity in the RECAP project is focused on the development and validation of the Large Scale Simulation Framework (WP7). This involve the design, implementation, and integration and validation of the simulation frameworks with the optimization engine for the envisioned use-cases. In WP2 (Dissemination and Exploitation) CERTH will contribute mainly by research efforts in order to increase the innovation capacity of software engineering and simulation discipline.

Key Personnel

  • Konstantinos Giannoutakis
    Konstantinos Giannoutakis Research Associate

    Konstantinos Giannoutakis is a Research Associate at the Information Technologies Institute of CERTH. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Aegean, a M.Sc. in Computational Science from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Ph.D. in Computational Science from Democritus University of Thrace. His research interests include high performance computing, scientific computing, parallel systems, cloud computing and simulation. He has over 70 publications in journals, international conferences and books in the above research areas, while he has participated in several European funded projects (FP7 & H2020).

  • Christos Filelis-Papadopoulos
    Christos Filelis-Papadopoulos Researcher

    Christos Filelis-Papadopoulos received his Dipl.-Eng. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2010 and his Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis and High Performance Scientific Computations from the same Department, in 2014. His research interests include preconditioned iterative methods, multigrid and multilevel methods as well as parallel computing. He has over 70 publications in the above research areas.

  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
    Dimitrios Tzovaras Senior Researcher

    Dimitrios Tzovaras is the Director (and Senior Researcher Grade A’) of the Information Technologies Institute. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in 2D and 3D Image Compression from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Prior to his current position, he was a Senior Researcher on the Information Processing Laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests include network and visual analytics for network security, computer security, data fusion, biometric security, virtual reality, machine learning and artificial intelligence.