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Electrical and Computer Enginnering Department
University of Patras

Ilias Kotinas

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WCL Web Master and Developer
PhD Researcher
Artificial Intelligence Group
Wire Communications Laboratory
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
University of Patras

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Wire Communications Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Patras
GR - 26 500, Rion, Patras, Greece



Ilias Kotinas was born in Athens, in 1983. He graduated in February of 2008 from the Electrical Engineering & Computer Technology Department at the University of Patras. In December 2004, during his studies, he was employed for the IT Management and software development tasks at the Wire Communications Laboratory of the same Department. Since March 2008, he has been member of the Artificial Intelligence Group of the same Laboratory, as a PhD student in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Dialogue Systems. His fields of research include Speech Processing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Text Mining and Logic with a focus to the interoperability and integration of the above discrete AI research areas to a common framework. Additionally, he is professionally involved in the research and engineering of server and web applications, collaborative frameworks and embedded systems.

2008, University of Patras, Electrical and Computer Engineering Diploma


Research Interests: 
Data Mining
Text Mining
Duo Mining
Machine Learning
First-order Logic
Dialogue Systems
Spatiotemporal techniques
Lyras, D. P., T. C. Panagiotakopoulos, I. Kotinas, C. T. Panagiotakopoulos, K. N. Sgarbas, and D. Lymperopoulos, "Educational Software Evaluation : A Study from an Educational Data Mining Perspective", The International Journal of Multimedia & Its Applications, vol. 6, no. 3: Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC), pp. 1, 2014.

Lambropoulos, N.
, P. Tsotra, I. Kotinas, and I. Mporas,
"Composites Ideas in COMPOOL Immersion: A Semantics Engineering Innovation Network Community Platform", HCI International 2013, 8029, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Springer, 2013.

Bosi A, Kotinas I, Martinez IL, Bousias S, Chazelas J-L, Dietz M, Hasan MR, Madabhusi SPG, Prota A, Blakeborough T, Pegon P, "The SERIES Virtual Database: Exchange format, local DBs and central portal interface", SERIES Concluding Workshop - Joint with US-NEES "Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructures" - JRC-Ispra, May 28-30, 2013 (In press).

O. Jahn, I. Potamites, I. Mporas, I. Kotinas, C. Tsimpouris, V. Dimitrou, O. Kocsis, K. Riede, N. Fakotakis, "The AmiBio Project - automating the acoustic monitoring of biodiversity", International BioACoustics Congress 2013, Pirenopolis, Brazil (In press).

Ilias Kotinas, I. Mporas, O. Kocsis, N. Fakotakis, "The AmiBio technological ecosystem: Adaptive data acquisition stations, processing services and human interfaces", AMIBIO International Workshop, Bonn, Germany, 13 June 2013 (In press).

Ilias Kotinas, X. Tsimpouris, O. Kocsis, I. Mporas, N. Fakotakis, "Transforming sound events into human action  - the AMIBIO user interfaces", AMIBIO International Workshop, Bonn, Germany, 13 June 2013 (In press).

Ilias Kotinas, X. Tsimpouris, O. Kocsis, I. Mporas, N. Fakotakis, "Transforming sound events into human action  - the AMIBIO user interfaces", AMIBIO International Workshop, Bonn, Germany, 13 June 2013 (In press).

R.G. Diaza, A. Lombardo, E. Benfenati, I. Kotinas, "How much experts agree on the evaluation of the results from QSAR models?", QSAR2012: 15th International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR2012) in Environmental and Health Sciences, June 18th–22nd, 2012, Tallinn, Estonia.

Lyras, P., Kotinas, Sgarbas, and N. Fakotakis, "A Stochastic Greek-to-Greeklish Transcriber Modeled by Real User Data", 6th Hellenic Conference on AI, SETN 2010, vol. 6040/2010, Athens, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 363-368, 05/2010. Abstract - Tagged - XML -  BibTex

Ilias Kotinas, Dimitrios P. Lyras, Kyriakos Sgarbas, Nikos Fakotakis, "A Tree–Based Approach for the Complementation of Logical Expressions", 13th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2009, Corfu, 09/2009

Mporas, Ganchev, Kotinas, Fakotakis.  2007.  Examining the Influence of Speech Frame Size and Number of Cepstral Coefficients on the Speech Recognition Performance. Speech and Computer (Specom). :134-139. Tagged - XML - BibTex  Download: Influence of Speech Frame Size - SPECOM07.pdf (133.3 KB)

Diploma dissertation: "Automatic Speech Recognition system development based on Sphinx-4 framework"



Ilias Kotinas has participated in a wide variety of European and National R&D projects as a software engineer, researcher, designer, copywriter, technical assistant, web developer and AI researcher. Selected important contributions include the development of speech recognition applications with CMU Sphinx-4, the design and development of a distributed and adaptive sensor network based on portable embedded systems, the development of a simple web versioning system (KorLab), a web framework for the development and transformation of desktop apps to interactive web demos, the design and development of the interface and accessibility enhancement of a Greeklish-to-Greek converter and the engineering of several web applications and collaboration frameworks supporting the collaboration and dissemination needs of EC projects (AMIBIO, ECAI, SERIES, ACES, ORCHESTRA, TECHNOISI). In parallel with his involvement in WCL activities, he is professionally occupied as a freelancer in the Web Development World.


Membership of Societies and Professional Bodies: 

EETN, IEEE Student Branch