ACG 150

Ioannis A. Vetsikas, PhD

Artificial Intelligence
Associate Faculty, Information Technology, Deree ACG | Senior Researcher, Ambient Intelligence Lab, ICCS, NTUA


+30 210 6009800 ext 1147


Cornell University, USA
PhD and MSc, Computer Sciences Dept
1998 – 2005

Cornell University, USA
MS in Computer Science

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Diploma of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
1993 – 1998

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence

RTIN’s Artificial Intelligence Research Area covers research activities related to the study, design, analysis, modeling, and prototyping of artificial intelligence for many applications, most notably related to autonomous intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. This includes (but is not limited) to the analysis of intelligent agents for a number of applications such as online trading and resource allocation, allocation and contracting of services, energy management and usage. A number of AI techniques are useful for this research, such as game and decision theory, optimization, simulations and modeling, search algorithms and algorithmic design. In addition, we are more recently interested in AI applied to games and (to a lesser degree) game creativity and game design.


Dr. Vetsikas has been a member of the Deree faculty since 2015. He teaches courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Programming. His research interests lie in the areas of Distributed AI, Multi-agent Systems and e-Commerce. He has published papers in the top conferences on AI and multi-agent systems. He conducts research on intelligent autonomous agents and examines the properties of the resulting multi-agent systems, investigating applications of these techniques in a number of areas, e.g., service procurement and electricity management, most recently in regards to the charging and usage of electric vehicles. He is actively involved in the trading agent community. His agents have won the International Trading Agent Competition (TAC) on several occasions and he served as general chair for TAC-10 and TAC-13. More recently, his interest has also shifted to include AI for games and game design.


Theodoros Giannakopoulos, Ioannis A. Vetsikas, Ioanna Koromila, Vangelis Karkaletsis, Stavros J. Perantonis, AMINESS: a platform for environmentally safe shipping, In 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2014, Workshop on Assistive Technologies for Safe Operation Of Complex Technological Systems Including Industrial Sites, Shipping, Off-Shore Platforms And Mining Activities, Rhodes, Greece, May 27-30, (Pages: 45:1–45:8), 2014. [url]

Nikolaos Mavridis, Stasinos Konstantopoulos, Ioannis A. Vetsikas, I. Heldal, Pythagoras Karampiperis, G. Mathiason, Serge Thill, Kostas Stathis, Vangelis Karkaletsis, CLIC: A Framework for Distributed, On-Demand, Human-Machine Cognitive Systems, In CoRR, volume abs/1312.2242, 2013. [url]