Project Funding for Research Excellence

Project Funding for Research Excellence


  • «Proof of Concept Grants» 

New grant from the European Research Council for Prof. Yannis Smaragdakis


  • Yahoo Faculty Research And Engagement Program 2015 Award

D. Gunopulos


  • European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants (They allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains).
  1. ALGAME: Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms, and the Price of Anarchy

Duration: 2013-2018.
Budget: 2.500.000 Euros
Coordinator: Prof. E. Koutsoupias.


  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants (Aim to support up-and-coming research leaders and supports the creation of excellent new research teams).
  1. SPADE: Sophisticated Program Analysis, Declaratively.

    Duration: 2013-2018.
    Budget: 1.042.616 Euros
    Coordinator: Prof. Y. Smaragdakis.

  1. PPP: Protecting and Preserving Human Knowledge for Posterity.

    Duration: 2011-2016.
    Budget: 1.032.916 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. M. Roussopoulou.

  1. RIMACO: Rigorous Mathematical Connections between the Theory of Computations and Statistical Physics.

    Duration: 2008-2013.
    Budget: 750.000 Euros.
    Coordinator: Prof. D. Achlioptas.

  1. CODAMODA: Controlling Data Movement in the Digital Age.

    Budget: 1.216.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof.  A. Kayias.


  • Marie Curie Chair, EU (To highlight personal achievements of world-class researchers by offering them top-level appointments in Europe, with a view to supporting their future career development and international recognition).
  1. MMng: Architecting Next-Generation Multimedia Systems.

    Duration: 2007-2009.
    Budget: 435.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. A. Eleftheriadis.


  • Program «EXCELLENCE», General Secretariat for Research and Technology.
  1. «MMD:  Mining Mobility Data»
    Duration: 2012-2014
    Budget: 192000 euro
    Coordinator: D. Gunopulos


  2. ESPRESSO: Exploiting Structure in Polynomial Equation and System Solving for Geometric and Game Modelling.

    Duration: 2012-2015.
    Budget: 200.000 Euros
    Coordinator: Prof.  I. Z. Emiris.


  1. ART-IN-SPACE: Adaptive, Robust to Threats, Immune to Nonlinearities, Sparse Opportunistic Cognitive Radio.

    Duration: 2012-2015.
    Budget: 175.000 Euros
    Coordinator: Prof. N. Kalouptsidis


  1. FINER:  Towards Fully Integrated Elections and Referendum Systems.

    Duration: 2012-2015
    Budget: 499.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. A. Kayias


  1. Morph-PL: Advanced Programming Languages with Class Morphing.

    Duration: 2012-2015.
    Budget: 342.008 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. Y. Smaragdakis.


  1. ASSURANCE: Adaptive Sparsity-Aware Distributed Learning with Applications to Cognitive Radio.

    Duration: 2012-2015.
    Budget: 300.000 Euros
    Coordinator: Prof.  S. Theodoridis.


  • Program «EXCELLENCE ΙΙ», General Secretariat for Research and Technology.
  1. CONECT: Chaos Optical Networks: from Sensing to Cryptography

    Duration: 2014-2015
    Budget: 300.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. D. Syvridis


  1. SCARE: Scalable Reasoning and Query Processing for Linked Geospatial Data

    Duration: 2014-2015
    Budget: 236.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. M. Koubarakis


  1. SCORPIUS: Single-Chip Radiation Tolerant Dynamically Reconfigurable Payload Data Processing Units for Future Space Applications

    Duration: 2014-2015
    Budget: 236.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. A. Paschalis


  1. StochSoCs: Flexible Systems on Chip for Parallel Stochastic Simulation of large biochemical networks in Systems Biology

    Duration: 2014-2015
    Budget: 236.000 Euros.
    Coordinator:  Prof. E. Manolakos


  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (U.S.A).
  1. Data mining techniques for geospatial applications

    Duration: 9/00 – 8/04
    Budget: $ 320,000
    Principal Investigator: D. Gunopulos


  2. Reliable Peer-to-Peer Data Preservation

    Duration: 2005-2009.
    Budget: 460.000 USD.
    Coordinator: Prof. M. Roussopoulou


  3. Cryptographic Aspects of Digital Rights Management

Duration: 2005-2009.
Budget: 400.000 USD.
Coordinator:  Prof. A. Kiayias.

  1. Theory, Software Tools, and Applications for Algorithmic Visual Information Representation

Duration: 1997-2001.
Budget: 205000 USD.
Coordinator:  Prof. A. Eleftheriadis.


  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Presidential Young Investigator Award.
  1. Prof. Y. Ioannidis, 1991.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Research Initiation Award.
  1. Prof. I. Stavrakakis, 1990.
  2. Prof  E. S. Manolakos, 1993.
  • Sloan Research Foundation (The two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field).
  1. Prof. D. Achlioptas, 2009.