Demetrios Sampson is a Research Professor of Learning Technologies at the School of Education since October 2015. Previously, he has been a Professor of Digital Systems for Learning and Education at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece (2003-2015) and a Senior Researcher at the Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre of Research and Technology – Hellas Greece (2000-2003).
His main scientific interests are in the area of Learning Technologies and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning. He is the co-author of 365 publications in scientific books, journals and conferences with more than 3250 citations and h-index 26 as listed in Scholar Google (October 2015). He has received 8 times Best Paper Award in International Conferences on Learning Technologies.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Educational Technology and Society Journal (5-year impact factor 1.376). He has served or serves as Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (5-year impact factor 1.697), Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences and the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, Member of the Editorial Board of 23 International/National Journals and a Guest Editor in 31 Special Issues of International Journals. His participation in the organization of scientific conferences involves: General and/or Program Committee and/or Honorary Chair in 40 International Conferences, Program Committees Member in 415 International/National Scientific Conferences. He has been a Keynote/Invited Speaker in 68 International/National Conferences. He has been project director, principle investigator and/or consultant in 65 R&D projects with external funding at the range of 14 Million € (1991-2016).
He has been a Visiting Professor and/or Research Scholar at: the School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada (2010), the Information Management Department, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (2011), the University of Tunis (2012, 2013), the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China (2013), Department of Educational Technology, Peking University Beijing, China (2013), Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, USA (2013).
He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society and he was the elected Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technologies (2008-2011). He is a member of the ICT Advisory Board of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALESCO) since March 2014. He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award (July 2012).
He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex, UK in 1995.