Intelligent Systems Laboratory

In the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, at the School of Science, the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) was established, by the Leaf of the Greek Government 1269/τ. Β΄/2015. The Intelligent Systems Laboratory is traded in research and teaching in the following topics: Machine Learning algorithms, Computational vision, Intelligent systems, Distributed computation, Robotics. The Laboratory’s subject of knowledge is at the cutting edge of research and development with numerous possible applications in every field of science and technology. The Laboratory’s subject of knowledge has multiple applications and can help at the improvement of products’ quality or services and at the productivity of Organizations, Institutes, Enterprises (both in the private and public sector) and other social and scientific entities and social institutions.         

Mission

The mission of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory is included at the following:

  • Conduct basic and applied research in the topics of the laboratory’s subject of knowledge and the publish of the relevant results in prestigious international scientific journals aνd conferences. The research will be based on devise of undergraduate theses, as well as post-graduated and doctoral theses.
  • Covering the Department’s needs of teaching and laboratory at undergraduate and postgraduate level in courses related to its knowledge subject.
  • Attracting resources in the execution of research projects or/and providing specialized services to private and public sector bodies.
  • Attracting high-level undergraduate and post-graduated students, as well as post-doc researchers, from Greece and abroad.
  • Active participation in inter-departmental postgraduate programs of study.
  • Cooperation of any form (scientific, educational, research, functional, conventional or other) with Greek and foreign research centers, academic institutions, scientific and other bodies, and companies, if the laboratory’s scientific objectives coincide, are relevant or interlinked.
  • Organizing/ co-organizing and participating in seminars, symposia, conferences, publications, inviting internationally recognized personalities and scientists, to promote the goals of the laboratory.
  • Promoting the interconnection of the University with the private sector.
  • Up growth of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics via the upgrading of the level of the provided studies and the produced research, the subsequent upgrading of the students’ level that choose the Department for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, the quantitative and qualitative increase of its scientific staff, as well as the upgrade of its experimental equipment, increased flexibility’s and competitiveness’s in attracting resources from public and private sectors, as well as participating in research and educational collaborations with Greek and foreign institutions.

Fields of research

The Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) is concerned with the development of computational models and their effective implementation, aiming at knowledge discovering, inference generation and information retrieval. In addition, it can implement every model in various software and hardware technologies. The research’s core is carried out in the laboratory, is at the intersection of the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and focused on applications in medicine, industry, social sciences, and economics.    

Specifically, the research interests of ISL’s researchers include new algorithms for training Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning, the study of new Evolutionary Algorithms, Development of Clustering Algorithms, Parallel and Distributed computations, Knowledge Mining from Big Data, Application in Biomedical Technology and especially in Technology of Images and Multimedia, Text and Image applications in the Internet, bio-signal and data processing from sensors at the Internet of Things, Embedded Computational Systems and applications in the prevention, care, nursing and support of patients via wearable devices. Also, in addition to software, the laboratory is specialized in the designing of specific hardware for the aforementioned applications (with further application to the safety and the security of the systems) using existing technologies as well as innovative new hardware technologies that are developed by the research staff of the laboratory.

Website: https://isl.dib.uth.gr/