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Surname Zacharis
Name Nick
Title Associate Professor
Department Computer Systems Engineering
Contact Address Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
Building B – Office DA 5
Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250
Athens 12244
Greece
Phone (+30) 2105381559
Email nzach@teipir.gr

1. Education

2002 Ph.D. Department of Computer Science, University of Piraeus, Greece
  Thesis: “An intelligent and adaptive multiagent system for information collection from the web”
   
1994 M.Sc. in Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth, UK
  Dissertation : “A comparison of search behavior of genetic algorithms, simulated annealing and simplex method”
   
1990 Bsc  in Aircraft Engineering, Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  Dissertation : Expert Systems

2. Teaching

2.1 Postgraduate Courses
   
2.1.1 Msc of Applied Information Systems, modules  "Advanced Programming Techniques" and "E-Commerce Web Security", organized by Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Feb 2014 - until now)
   
2.1.2 MSc in Information Technology, co-organized by Piraeus University of Applied Science and University of Paisley, UK, modules "Web Development" (January 2005 – June 2005 and January 2006 – June 2006) and "Software Development" (October 2004 – December 2004 and October 2005 – December 2005)
   
2.1.3 MSc in Ε-commerce, co-organized by Piraeus University of Applied Science and University of Kingston, UK, modules "Requirements Engineering and Management" (October 2005  – December 2005) and "Corporate Data and Database Management" (March 2006  – June 2006)
   
2.2 Undergraduate Courses
   
2.2.1 Compilers, Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Feb 2015 - until now)
2.2.2 Elearning Management Systems, Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Sept 2014 - until now)
2.2.3 Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Sept 2014 - until now)
2.2.4 Introduction to programming languages, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Sept 2008 - until now)
2.2.5 Object Oriented Programming, Department of Automation Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Feb. 2010 - until now)
2.2.6 a) Programming Languages, b) Introduction to Computer Science, General Department of Mathematics, Piraeus University of Applied Science (Sept 2005 - Sept 2013)
2.2.7 a) Algorithms b) Computer Graphics c) Multimedia Technology, d) Intelligent Software Agents, Department of Computer Science, University of  Piraeus (Sept. 2002 - Sept. 2004)

3. Research Interests

Information Retrieval and Collection
Intelligent Agents
AI techniques on Education
Distance Learning

4. Research and Development Projects

Project "MITOS : Document filtering, information extraction and data-mining applied to financial news"
Activity EPET-II (Strategic Plan for Research and Technology)
Funded by Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology
Assignment Research Assistant
   
Project "Academic Libraries Network", 2nd Community Support Framework
Activity  EPEAEK, subtask 3, Measure 3.1, Action 3.1.b
Funded by Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs in conjunction with the European Community
Assignment Scientific Assistant
   
Project "Technological Modernization of the Central Library of the University of Piraeus", 2nd Community Support Framework"
Activity EPEAEK, subtask 3, Measure 3.1, Action 3.1.b
Funded by Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs in conjunction with the European Community
Assignment System and Web Administration
   
Project "Action Programs of Study", 2nd Community Support Framework
Activity EPEAEK, subtask 3, Measure 3.1, Action 3.1.a
Funded by Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs in conjunction with the European Community
Assignment Scientific Assistant   
   
Project "Design and development of a multimedia mobile network"
Funded by Ministry of Transportation
Assignment  Scientific Assistant
   
Project "Training the trainers of Information Technology"
Funded by Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs in conjunction with the European Community
Assignment Trainer

5. Selected Publications

"A multivariate approach to predicting student outcomes in web-enabled blended learning courses", N.Z. Zacharis, Internet and Higher Education, Elsevier, Vol. 27, 2015
 
"The impact of learning styles on student achievement in a web-based versus an equivalent face-to-face course", College Student Journal, Project Innovation, Inc., vol. 44, no. 3, September 2010
 
"Fostering Students’ Participation In Online Environments: Focus On Interaction, Communication and Problem Solving", N. Z. Zacharis, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Clute Institute, Vol. 6, No 2, pp. 25-34, March/April 2009
 
"Evaluating the effects of Virtual Pair Programming on students’ achievement and satisfaction", N. Z. Zacharis, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, iJET – Vol. 4, No 3,  pp. 34-39, September 2009
 
"Innovative Assessment for Learning Enhancement: Issues and Practices", N. Z. Zacharis, Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education Research, Clute Institute, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 61-69, January 2010
 
"The Effect of Learning Style on Preference for Web-Based Courses and Learning Outcomes", N. Z. Zacharis, British Journal of Educational Technology, BECTA, 2010
 
"Measuring the effects of Pair Programming in an introductory programming Java course", N. Z. Zacharis, Transactions on Education, IEEE Press, Vol.54, No.1, pp.168-170, 2011
 
"WEB Search Using a Genetic Algorithm", N. Z. Zacharis and T. Panayiotopoulos, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Press, Vol.5, No.2, pp.18-26, March/April 2001.
 
"SpiderServer - Design and Implementation of a MetaSearch Engine", N.Z. Zacharis and T. Panayiotopoulos, Journal of Internet Technology, Taiwan Academic Network, Vol. 5, No 3, pp. 233-241, July 2004