Ioannis N. Athanasiadis is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Wageningen University and Research. He investigates the enabling role of artificial intelligence for understanding nature, and big data science applications that relate to environment, agriculture, food and the quality of life. His expertise lies with machine learning, big data, and knowledge engineering.
Ioannis has extensive experience leading collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects. He has contributed more than 100 scientific papers related to the science of information in environmental sciences, and have received several awards for as a teacher, researcher and mentor. He has contributed actively to the organization of several international conferences, academic workshops, student groups, and capacity-building programs in the developing world.
He currently leads the WUR research theme on data-driven discoveries in a changing climate.