Dr. Michael Paraskevas was born in Greece in 1964. He received an electrical engineering degree from the University of Patras, Greece in 1989. In 1995 he received the PhD degree in audio compression techniques using perceptual model of human hearing.
His current research interests are in digital signal processing techniques, signal theory, analogue and digital communications, next generation networks and e-government services, as well as in the exploiting the ICTs in the education. He has published more than 30 scientific articles in international magazines and conferences and also he has participated in scientific committees of international magazines and conferences.
He has extensive professional experience on issues regarding planning and implementation of large scale network infrastructures, electronic services and exploitation of ICTs in education and manages a large number of corresponding development projects. In implementation of these projects, Dr Paraskevas have dealt extensively with issues of public supply contracts.
He is the Director of the Directorate of Greek School Network (www.cti.gr/nts) at Computer Technology Institute and Press ?Diophantus? (www.cti.gr/en). He is also Assistant Professor at Informatics Engineering Department of Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and teaches the courses of Analogue Communications, Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Information Society and Databases (laboratory).
He is also a consultant teacher of the Hellenic Open University (http://www.eap.gr/index_en.php) as well as the Electronic and Computer Engineer Department of the University of Patras (www.ceid.upatras.gr/en) .
He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Audio Engineering Society.