Prof. Dionysis D Bochtis (M) is the Director of CERTH/iBO. Previous positions include: Chair Professor (Agri-Robotics) at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK, and Senior Scientist (Operations Management) at the Dept. of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark. He holds a PhD in Fleet management in bio-production systems, a MSc in Automation Control, and a B.Sc. in Exact Sciences (Physics).
His primary research is Systems Engineering focused on bio-production and related provision systems including conventional systems with enhanced ICT and automation technologies and fully robotized systems. He has participated (as researcher, WP leader, partner, and coordinator) in 29 (22 EU) funded research projects.
He has given 17 key-note speeches around on Systems Engineering topics. He is vice-chairman of CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers) Section V (Systems management) and he was the president of CIOSTA, 2011-2013 (Commission Internationale de l'Organisation Scientifique du Travail en Agriculture, founded in Paris, 1950).