Dr George Ioannou is a Professor of Operations and Business Processes Management at the Department of Management Science and Technology at AUEB and head of the Operations Management and ERP Systems Research center of the Management Sciences Laboratory. He has been Assistant Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Virginia Tech and Head of the Manufacturing Systems Integration Laboratory there.
His research is focused on the analysis, design and optimization of operations systems and business processes, combining advanced network and computational technologies with operational research models and methods. He has graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at National Technical University of Athens, from the Center for Robotics and Automated Systems in Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (scholarship SERC) and from the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Lab of Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland (scholarship by National Science Foundation).
His research at Virginia Tech was sponsored by large companies (ALCOA, UPS, InSteel, Westinghouse, AlliantTech Systems, IBM, Siemens, Motorola), as well as by state and political bodies (National Science Foundation, US Navy, Center for Innovative Technology, SCHEV). In Greece, it is funded by GSRT and Greek companies and organizations (Ì.É. Maillis, Avin, Cyclon, Expert, ÅÄÅÔ, ÅFÅÊ etc.). He teaches both at undergraduate programs of AUEB and postgraduate programs (Executive MBA, Decision Sciences, Henley MBA). In parallel with his academic activities, he has important experience as business consultant and speaker in specialized seminars and lectures on subjects of his expertise, both in Greece and in the USA.