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Ioannis Athanasiadis

Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Wageningen University & Research

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Ioannis N. Athanasiadis is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. He is an expert in machine learning, big data, and knowledge engineering, and their applications in the green life sciences. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Before joining Wageningen, he was faculty at Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), University of Lugano, Switzerland, and with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept, at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Ioannis is/was the co-principal investigator for several major European and national grants related artificial intelligence in agriculture and ecology (AgrifoodTEF, PHENET, SmartDroplets, LTER-LIFE, CYBELE, Dragon). He served for more than 15 years as an Editor of the journal Environmental Modelling and Software, and has long experience in reviewing for primary AI venues, as NeurIPS, ICML, ICML, IEEE WIC, etc. Currently, he works with a team of twelve PhDs and postdocs at Wageningen University working on advancing AI to eradicate hunger. Ioannis leads the WUR research theme on data-driven discoveries in a changing climate, and AgML, the international community effort of AgMIP towards benchmarking machine learning in agricultural modelling.