International Distinctions

International Rankings

Rankings in Research

AUEB is very well known for its research orientation. In a recent (2006e SSRN research carried out by the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) among all non-US Universities, AUEB ranks among the top 15 Universities internationally in terms of total research output, among the top 11 Universities internationally in terms of total new papers in the last 12 months, and among the top 11 Universities internationally in terms of total authors. In the field of Econometrics, according to a different study, AUEB comes internationally in the 48th place according to the Journal of Econometric Theory. And, yet in another study conducted by Der Spiegel, AUEB ranks among the top 5% of European Universities.

Rankings of Graduate Programs

In another ReportED research among 250 business schools globally (ReportED 2006) AUEB's MBA International Program, fully accredited by AMBA, was ranked among the top 10 MBA programs in Europe and the top 30 in the world. In terms of the school quality, the Program assumed the 4th position in Europe, and 18th in the world along with schools such as Yale, Berkley, Cornell, INSEAD, IMD, Oxford, Cambridge, ESADE and HEC. Based on the Alumni survey, the Program ranked No 5 in Europe.

In a more recent ranking Top MBA among 200 schools in Europe (2009) by QS, the organization co-conducting the World University Rankings with The Times, the MBA International program with an average class GMAT score at 663, came out No. 10 in Europe, surpassing schools such as, for example, Cass and Imperial College (no. 17, avg = 640), Manchester Business School (no. 20, avg = 625), Warwick Business School (no. 27, avg = 610), and others. On the same survey, on the basis of opinions from over 600 employers from all over the world, the MBA International was ranked at the 17th place out of 70 business schools in Europe. As the QS report notes, the employer ranking shows that a cluster of schools can be distinguished which includes "Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester, ESSEC, ESCP-EAP, Athens University of Economics and Business (a big riser in 2008), Imperial, Cass, and MIP Politecnico di Milano. These schools have all established a strong franchise with European-based recruiters". Finally, amongst 200 business schools globally, MBA International is ranked at position 37 globally in the specialization of Operations Management and at position 39 in the specialization of Finance.

Another graduate program, the MSc program in Human Resources Management, has received the EFQM Award Committed to Excellence" from the European Foundation of Quality Management. AUEB is also a very popular school. In a recent (2005) GMAC ranking by GMAC©, AUEB turned out to be the 3rd most popular school in Europe (in terms of the number of GMAT scores sent) among European candidates, and the 6th most popular one internationally, behind LBS, INSEAD, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford.

Faculty Distinctions

Faculty Awards and distinctions

Professor Gregory Prastacos has been the recipient (1979) of the Edelman Award, the highest distinction awarded by the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science for successful practice of Management Science.

Professor Kostas Zografos has been a finalist in the same competition (2005),  while for the same work he has been the recipient of the President's Medal from the UK OR Society (2005).

Professors Prastacos and Zografos were both honoured (2008) for exceptional achievements in Operations Research by INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.

Professor Diomidis Spinellis has been the recipient of many awards, including the "Featured Reviewer" award by ACM Computing Reviews (2006), the best books awards for his books by Addison-Wesley (2004, 2006), the prize for "Open Source Projects" of Usenix Association with Compaq Research (2000), the Prize in Computer Science for "Excellence in Academic Achievement", by Addison-Wesley (1990), the Lifetime Achievement Award Usenix Association and UC-Berkeley (1993), etc.

Best paper/book awards

Best paper awards have been received by a number of faculty at various occasions, including Professors Spyros Lioukas, Professors Gregory Prastacos, George Ioannou and Chris Tarantilis jointly with graduate students (Chinese Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Conference), Professor Diomidis Spinellis (SANE Conference), Professor George Ioannou (Microsoft Excellence in Teaching) and others.

Editorial positions

Department faculty have also extensive activity in editorial positions of international journals.

Professor George Doukidis has served as member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals, including .Journal of Strategic Information Systems", "Journal of Decision Systems", and "International Journal of Electronic Markets". He has also served as Guest Editor of various journals, including the "Journal of the OR Society", the "European Journal of Information Systems", the "International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and the "Supply Chain Management: An International Journal".

Professor Diomidis Spinellis is on the Editorial Board of the journal "IEEE Software" and his book on Open Code has been translated to 7 languages (including English, Russian Chinese, Japanese, etc).

Associate Professor Eric Klas Soderquist was until recently Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Cahiers du Management Technologique", and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the InnKnow Forum, published by AUEB's Management Science Laboratory.

Professor George Ioannou is member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Production Planning & Control"

Associate Professor George Giaglis is on the editorial boards of several journals, including the "International Journal of Mobile Communications" and the "Business Process Management Journal".

Similarly, Associate Professor Nancy Pouloudi is Associate Editor of the "European Journal of Information Systems", and of "Information Technology and People", and member of various editorial Boards.

Associate Professor Christos Tarantilis has been a Guest Editor (with Assoc. Professor Diomidis Spinellis) of the "IEEE Intelligent Systems" (special issue on Advanced Heuristics in Transportation and Logistics).

Assistant Professor Yiannis Spanos is on the Editorial Boards of "Organization Studies" and of the "International Journal of Business Environment"

Professional Distinctions

Professionally, Department faculty have achieved very high distinctions in both the public and the private sector.

Professor Spyros Lioukas was the Ambassador of Greece in the OECD.

Professor Apostolos Refenes havs served as a full members of the Greek Competition Agency

Professor Gregory Prastacos has served as Chairman (non-executive) of Deloitte & Touche Consulting (Greece)

Professor George Doukidis has served as Chairman of Taneos, a well-known VC firm

Leadership in International Conferences

Department faculty have been very active in organizing, and/or participating in international conferences, presenting the state-of-the-art results of research. Indicatively:

Professor George Doukidis was the Co-Chairman of the International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (1999), and a keynote speaker of the International Conference of INFORMS (2005). He has also participated in the program or organizing committees of many other conferences, including the European Conference on Information Systems (1994, 1997), the International Electronic Commerce Conference (1998, 2001), and the International Conference on Information Systems (1995).

Professor Gregory Prastacos chaired an AUEB Conference on Innovation (2003), and has been member of the organizing committee of the International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (1999), and of the European Conference LILIS (EC DG III) "Continuing Education in the Information Society" (1996).

Associate Professor Nancy Pouloudi has chaired the first European conference ETHICOMP (2004), as well as a number of international workshops or conference tracks.

Associate Professor George Giaglis is the Permanent Secretary of the annual International Conference on Mobile Business, and a member of the organizing committees of many conferences on mobile business.

Associate Professor Diomidis Spinellis has served on the program committees of many conferences, including the International Workshop on Global Software Development for the Practitioner (2006), the conference Libre Software as a Matter of Research (2007), the Second International Workshop on Public Data about Software Development (2007), the Second Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics & Incident Analysis (2007), and many others.

Assistant Professor Angeliki Poulimenakou has been a member of the program committees of the important ICIS and ECIS conferences, and a member of the organizing committee of the IFIP conference (2003).

 

 

Student Distinctions

Students of the Department have also achieved numerous distinctions:

The paper Countering code injection attacks: A unified approach. (Information Management and Computer Security, 19(3):177-194, 2011) co-authored by PhD students Dimitrios Mitropoulos and Vassilios Karakoidas was awarded byEmerald publishers with the "Highly Commended Paper" distinction. The award was given by the journal's editorial board to three papers as part of the "Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012".

PhD student Maria Kechagia was awarded the Barclays capital prize for best competition entry by a female contestant, in the 2011 Algorithmic Trading Competition, organised by UCL UK. Member of the winning team was, also, the PhD student Conrad Felix Michel Landis, and supervisor Dr. Skouras, both from the department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business.

The paper A PRoactive Malware Identification System based on the Computer Hygiene Principles (Information Management and Computer Security, 15(4):295-312, 2007) co-authored by PhD student Vasileios Vlachos was awardedby Emerald publishers with the "Highly Commended Paper" distinction. The award was given by the journal's editorial board to three papers as part of the "Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008".

PhD Student Vasilis Koutsiouris won the best-paper award for his paper entitled «Bioclimatic Architecture: Mapping the currency of the Green Economy» at the 5th Student Conference of Management Science & Technology, 8 May 2008.

The group AIBO robots of the Department, AUEBo, was chosen to participate, in collaboration with the group of the Technical University of Crete, Kourites, in the championship 2008 Aibo League. Members of the group are Kimon Fountoylakis, student of the Departemt and Christos Lazaris, technical assistant of ELOI. Scientific coordinator is Associate Professor of the Department Diomidis Spinellis.

PhD Student Angeliki Karagiannaki won the best-paper award (and cash prize 1000 €) for her paper titled: "The impact of RFID in different types of packaging to streamline procedures for storage" at the 1st Panhellenic Packaging Food and Drink Conference, 17-18 March 2008.

PhD Student Aris Theotokis was chosen to participate in the PhD Consortium of EMAC 2008 (European Marketing Conference) with the paper: "The moderating role of customer-technology contact on consumer attitude towards technology-based services".

The paper of PhD students Kostas Kostopoulos, Dimitris Brachos, Sofia Philippidou, Alex Papalexandris, jointly with Professor Gregory Prastacos "Organizational Unit ACAP: Social Context And Performance Outcomes" was accepted as one of the Best Papers of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2007, and was published in the Conference Proceedings.

The paper of PhD students Ioannis Katsikis and Lida Kyrgidou "The Concept of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Analysis", was accepted as one of the Best Papers of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2007, and was published in the Conference Proceedings.

PhD Student C. Bardaki and Dr. K. Pramatari attended the 12th MIT International Conference on Information Quality, the most prominent event to exchange Information Quality knowledge and ideas, with a paper titled: Assessing Information Quality in a RFID-Integrated Shelf Replenishment Decision Support System for the Retail Industry. The conference will be held at MIT in Boston on November 9-11, 2007.

PhD Student Christos Tsanos was selected to participate in the Doctoral Symposium organized within the framework of the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, in Philadelphia, USA, October 2007.

PhD Student Lefteris Kioses, with the thesis «The impact on company performance of Electronic Supply Chain Collaboration», was selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium conference ECIS 2007 (15th European Conference on Information Systems), in St. Gallen, Switzerland June 2007.

PhD Student Theotokis Aristides won the first European prize in the student competition for the best paper in the retail sector entitled: "Value creation through in-store retail services: involving innovative customers in new service design". The prize was nominated in Milan by the CEO of Unilever in May 2007.

PhD Student John Katsikis was chosen to participate in the European PhD School DIMETIC organized by the Network for Excellence «DIME» (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe), in which participate leading research institutes in Europe as the SPRU, UNU-MERIT, BETA-ULP.

Doctoral Placements (2002-2007)

Graduates of the Doctoral Program of the Department get excellent placements in the academic market. An indicative list of graduates who got their PhD from the Department of Management Science and Technology in the period 2002-07 follows:

  • Eleni Salavou (PhD 2002) was recently elected Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration of AUEB. Prior to this position, she was on the Adjunct Faculty of AUEB and of the Agricultural University of Athens
  • Ioanna Konstantiou (PhD 2003) is an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Department of the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Katerina Pramatari (PhD 2003) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB
  • Kostas Androutsopoulos (PhD 2003) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB
  • Kostas Horianopoulos (PhD 2004) is a Lecturer at the Ionian University (Dept of Informatics). Before this appointment, he was Marie Currie Fellow at Bauhaus University and Research Fellow at Imperial College, UK
  • George Lekkakos (PhD 2004) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB. Before his appointment he was Assistant Professor at Aegean University (Dept of Information and Communication Systems), Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, and a Research Fellow at Tampere University, Finland
  • Vassiliki Skintzi (PhD 2004) is a Lecturer in the Economics Department of the University of Peloponnese
  • Kostas Samiotis (PhD 2004) is a Lecturer at the Aston Business School, UK
  • Maria Mavri (PhD 2005) is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration of Aegean University
  • Dimitris Psychogios (PhD 2006) is a Lecturer at the University of Pireaus. Before, he was Lecturer in the Department of Accounting & Finance, Manchester Business School, UK
  • Ada Pateli (PhD 2006) is a Lecturer at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University
  • George Dotsis (PhD 2006) is a Lecturer at the School of Accounting, Finance & Management, University of Essex, UK
  • Vassiliki Makropoulou (PhD 2007) is an Assistant Professor of Finance & Financial Markets, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Alex Papalexandris (PhD 2007) was recently elected Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration of AUEB.
  • Vasileios Vlachos (PhD 2007) was elected Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications at the Technological Educational Institution of Larissa.

In addition, a number of recent PhD graduates hold positions as Adjunct Faculty: Georgia Skintzi (PhD 2005) has been teaching at AUEB, Miltos Lytras (PhD 2004) is teaching at the University of Piraeus, Panos Zaharias (PhD 2004), Panos Kourouthanasis (PhD 2006), Sofia Philippidou (PhD 2007), Kostas Kostopoulos (PhD 2007), Dimitris Drossos (PhD 2007) and Vassilis Zeibekis (PhD 2008) are all teaching at Aegean University. Finally, Pavlos Vlachos (PhD 2006) is teaching at the University of Peloponnese, while Kostas Fouskas (PhD 2008) is teaching at University of Macedonia.