Â I was born in Chania, Crete, Greece in 1963. I received a B.A. in Astronomy & Physics (1985) and an M.A. in Physics (1988) at Boston Unversity (1985). Then I moved to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I was awarded a M.Sc. (1990) and a Ph.D. in Physics (1992). I then became involved in education and research as a contracted lecturer at the University of Maryland (European Division), the National Hellenic Airforce Academy, the University of Crete, the Technological Educational Institute of Crete and the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
Currently I am a researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studiesâ€“FORTH and director of the Laboratory of Geophysical and Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-environment. The Lab is part of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories of Europe (AGILE) and of the EPOCH consortium. My research interests span from Applied Geophysics and Remote Sensing to Geophysical Prospection of Archaeological Sites, Site Assessment and Modelling through the Application of Remote Sensing/GIS techniques, Satellite Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Classification techniques and Environmental Research-Development Strategies. Until now I have organized, planned and participated in more than 90 geophysical/satellite remote sensing/GIS/GPS projects in Greece, the U.S.A., Cyprus, Hungary, Albania, and Egypt. In the Kalaureia Rsearch Program, our team carried out a 2-phase geophysical prospection survey using magnetic, resistivity and GPR techniques mapping the subsurface of different sections of the site.
Finally, I am acting as a vice-chair of the International Society for Archaeological Prospection (ISAP), and associate editor of the Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin and of Archaeological Prospection Journal.