Short CV of Dr. Avraam Mavridis

Dr. AVRAAM (ABRAHAM) P. MAVRIDIS

- Home Address: Krinis, Efkarpia, Thessaloniki, Greece

- Cel. Tel.: +30 6944 311 328
- Tel.: +30 (2310) 68 68 39
- Fax.: +30 (2310) 89 12 92

- Εmails: lmac7(at)civil.auth.gr & amavri(at)afs.edu.gr & abmavridis(at)gmail.com


Last updated : November. 2016


WORK
  • Lecturer (Adjunct) on Environmental Systems Management courses, American Farm School of Thessaloniki, (2013-present)
  • Assistant Professor on GIS, Dep. of Logistics, Tech. Ed. Institute (TEI) of Cen. Macedonia, Greece (2008-present)
  • External Assistant, Center for Agricultural Entrepreneurship (CAE), Amer. Farm School (2013-present)
  • Research Assistant, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Lab. of Geodesy & Geomatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2003-present)
  • Expert Evaluator of INNO INDIGO POLICY EU (2016-present), (Short Time Contract / STC)
  • Senior Researcher of ICRE8 (International Centre for Research on the Environment & the Economy), (5/2016-8/2016) (STC)
  • Expert Evaluator, European Commission, on various calls and topics of Fp7 and Horizon2020 programs, (2010-2015), (STC)
  • Expert Evaluator, German Aerospace Center (DLR), (6/2015-9/2015), (STC)
  • Assistant Professor, Dep. of Civil Engineers, Alexandrian Tech. Ed. Institute (ATEI) of Thessaloniki (2008-2011)
  • Lecturer, Dep. of Civil Engineers, Alexandrian Tech. Educ. Institute (ATEI) of Thessaloniki (2002-2008)
  • Managing Director, Organic Products Cluster, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (2005-2006)
  • GIS Analyst/Landscape Architecturer, Municipality of Neapoli, Thessaloniki, Greece (1/2005-12/2005)
  • Lecturer, Dep. of Agricultural Engineering, Alexandrian Tech. Educ. Institute (ATEI) of Thessaloniki (2003-2004)
  • GIS Analyst, NGO Arcturos, Greece (2001-2003)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Floriculture, National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece (1999-2000)
  • Agriculturist, Greek Organization of Agricultural Insurances (5/1998-7/1998) (STC)
  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Dep. of Agric. Engineering, Alexandrian Tech. Educ. Institute of Thessaloniki (1997-1998)

EDUCATION
Ph.D. of Engineering (in GIS-Geographic Information Systems), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, 2008
M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and GIS), AUTh, Greece, 2011
B. Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering, Agriculture (Plant Production), AUTh, Greece, 1994

RESEARCH
Interests
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Precision Organic Agriculture (Founder), Remote Sensing, Agroenvironmental Sustainability, Precision Agriculture, Geomatics, Geo-apps, Web-GIS, Ecology, Logistics, Economic Geography, Spatial Planning, UAVs, IoT, Smart Agriculture, Rural Development, UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Activity
Expert Reviewer of 77 R&D proposals of EC. In overall: 51 proposals of EU on topics of Environment, Agriculture, Development, Innovation, Bioeconomy, Energy, Blue Economy, Ecology, Fair Trade. 26 bilateral proposals on calls of Germany (cooperation with Greece, Turkey, Egypt). Member and coauthor in 35 Research projects and Principal Investigator (PI) of 7 research proposals. Latest projects: GUARDEN (Guardians of Environment), GLEAN, WEED DATATHON. Current participating projects: BLUE BRIDGE, BRIGAID, GLOBAQUA.
Books, Journals and Conference Publications (27 scientific papers, 3 in peer-reviewed journals)

  • - “Protected Areas in the Southern Balkans, Legislation, Large Carnivores, Transborder Areas”, 2002. ISBN: 960-7742-28-1. Edition “ARCTUROS”. Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • - Gertsis A., Zoukidis K., Mavridis A. (2016). "Evaluation of the water footprint and use efficiency in a high density olive orchard". (Accepted for presentation for the EWRA 2017 Congress - 10th WORLD CONGRESS ON WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT - http://ewra2017.ewra.net/)
  • - Rahoni E., Bochtis D., Aidonis D., Mavridis A., (2015). A GIS-image processing approach to assess the potential of growing the energy crop of cynara carduculus in marginal land of the suburbs of Mediterranean cities”. 3rd International Conference in Supply Chains (3rd Olympus ICSC),. Athens, Greece, 7-8 November 2015.
  • - Ifadis M. I., Mavridis P. A., Lazaridou A. M., (2014). Approaching the hidden factors towards poverty alleviation through GIS and Remote Sensing”. 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM, Albena, Bulgaria. 17-26 June 2014.
  • -Mavridis, A., 2010. “Geoinformation Management and Enhancement of Sustainability of Agroenvironments through the model of Precision Organic Agriculture (POA)”. One of “Top 5” papers from 6th HellasGI Congress, AEICHOROS mag., Edition 14: 6-29.

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • 2016:     Wheat Datathon Conference, Athens, Greece.
  • 2015:     3rd International Conference in Supply Chains (3rd Olympus ICSC)” .
  • 2015:  "Organic production, Research and Innovation: setting priorities for the future", Eur. Commission, Milano, Italy.
  • 2014:  43rd International Conference ESNA 2014 - European Society for New methods in Agricultural research, Italy.

TEACHING (PRESENT) (Experience is more than 6.000 ed. hours at pre-/post-graduate University level, since 1997)

  • 9/2016 -present: GIS in Agriculture and the Environment, Perrotis College, American Farm School of Thessaloniki (in english)
  • 9/2016 -present: Introduction to ICT for Agriculture and Environment, Perrotis College, American Farm School of Thes/niki (eng.)
  • 10/2016 –present (selected as tenured-track Assistant Professor): GIS in Logistics, Tech., Educ. Inst. of C. Macedonia, Greece.

TEACHING (PREVIOUS) - POST-GRADUATE COURSES

  • 2013-2015:  Lectures (by invitation) at the Post-Graduate Program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Medical Informatics for lectures on “GIS Applications to Management Techniques on Medical Information” (http://promesip.med.auth.gr/).
  • 2014-2016: Lectures (by invitation) at the Post-Graduate Program of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Central Macedonia, Department of Logistics (http://logistics.teicm.gr) for lectures on “GIS Applications to Logistics”.
  • 2008-2010 : Lectures (by invitation) at the Post-Graduate Program of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (http://ppva.civil.auth.gr/content/en/index.html) for lectures on: “Selection, exploitation and management of environmental geodata : Geographic Information Systems”.

SCHOLARSHIPS, DISTINCTIONS AND GRANTS

  • 2016   Invitation by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation, Directorate Energy) and ESA (European Space Agency) in workshop on 26th September 2016, in Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2016  Acceptance by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, to be supported for a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF-2016-EF).
  • 2016  Invitation by Wheat Datathon Conference for oral presentation and member of assessment committee, Athens, Greece.
  • 2016: Invitation by the Department of Economics, School of Economic and Regional Studies, University of Macedonia (www.uom.gr), to lecture on “GIS applications in Economics”, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 2016 Invitation by the European Commission – Copernicus in "The Copernicus Value Chain Workshop" organised by Copernicus on 26th-27th April 2016 on future of Earth Observation applications, in Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2015 Invitation by the European Commission (DG RTD) at the “EURAXESS – Voice of the Researchers Conference”, 26-27 November 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2015 Invitation by the European Commission (DG for Agriculture and Rural Development) at the conference "Organic production, Research and Innovation: setting priorities for the future" on 28-29 May, in Milano, Italy.
  • 2015 Invitation by “The Economist” to participate as VIP GUEST Member of the Panel in Amsterdam at the 2015’s World Summit: “Feeding the World 2015, Quality vs Quantity: food and nutrition security for 9 billion”.
  • 2014  Invitation by “The Economist” to participate as VIP GUEST Member of the Panel in London, UK at the 2014’s World Summit: “Sustainable Solutions for a Global Crisis”.
  • 2013  Appointment as member of the Focus Group on Soil Organic Matter Content: Mediterranean Region. Research European Commission (Directorate General, Agriculture and Rural Development (EIP-AGRI).
  • 2011: Scholarship for the Post-GEO Workshop in Istanbul (Turkey), towards Earth Observation issues provided by EU-Fp7 project called OBSERVE (www.observe-fp7.eu) for one member from each Balkan country.
  • 2010: Appointment as member of the Group of Experts (75 scientists from EU member states) for Technical Advices on Organic Farming of the Eur. Commission (Directorate H – Sustainability and Quality of Agriculture and Rural Development).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2016 ICRE8 (International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy),
  • 2016 INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP),
  • 2015 German Aerospace Center (DLR-Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt).
  • 2015 Expert/Reviewer of the E.C. in Agriculture, Environment, ΙΤ (Information Technology), RD (Rural Development)
  • 2014 Expert/Reviewer of National Science Foundation (NSF) of USA on Life Sciences: Ecology.
  • 2014 High Level Technical Experts of EUREKA, EUROSTARS program
  • 2014 National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government
  • 2014 Expert Group of INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation framework
  • 2013 Expert Advisory Group on the Research Framework “HORIZON 2020” of the European Commission.
  • 2013 Focus Group on Soil Organic Matter Content: Mediterranean Region. Research European Commission (Directorate General, Agriculture and Rural Development), EIP-AGRI.
  • 2012 European Society for New methods in Agricultural research (ESNA).
  • 2010 Expert Group of the European Commission (Directorate H–Sustainability and Quality of Agriculture and Rural Development) on Technical Advices on Organic Farming.
  • 2010 Expert Group of Evaluators of the European Commission (Research Directorate-General) under the FP7 framework for the call of European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy-KBBE.

COURSES AND POST-GRADUATE SCHOOLS ATTENTED

  • 2014 “Education of Educators of Adults” organised by the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government
  • 1999 Institute of Agricultural and Industrial Research on: “Rationalized Management of Water Resources”
  • 1995 Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry & Cartography,AUTh “Advanced applications of GIS”

PERSONAL INFORMATION AND SKILLS 

  • Date of Birth: 21st July 1969 / Marital Status: Married, with two children (1 boy, 15 y and 1 girl, 7y)
  • Languages: Greek (native), English (Fluent, 1st Certificate of Cambridge, TOEFL), French (Certificat), German (Zertifikat)
  • Software: GIS / Remote Sensing s/w: Arcgis 10x, 9x, Arcinfo, Arcview, QGIS, ENVI, ERDAS, Autocad Map.
  • Windows s/w: Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Project, Visio. / Other s/w: SPSS, MATLAB.
  • Military Service: completed at the Department of Artillery in 1998. / International Driving License (EU) since 1988.

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