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Born in Greece, Grigoris studied computer science at Karlsruhe (Germany), and in 1989 he completed his PhD at Osnabrueck (Germany) on program verification. After spending a few more years in Osnabrueck, he emigrated to Australia in 1994, where he stayed until 2001. During that period he moved up the academic ladder, becoming Professor at Griffith University in 1999. His research in that period was mainly concerned with issues of knowledge representation.

Australia was nice and offered ample research funding possibilities, but it was too far away from home, so he decided to return to Europe. After a short stay in Bremen, he became Professor at the University of Crete in 2002, where he spent the next 10 years. From 2004 to 2011 he was, in addition, Head of the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH, the top-rated research institution in Greece.

During that decade, he expanded his research interests to include semantic technologies, as well as a number of application areas. He was happy to see significant recognition of  his work, becoming an ECCAI Fellow in 2006; and to witness great impact through the publication of his book “A Semantic Web Primer” which has become the standard textbook in this area and has been translated to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. And privately, he found someone who was silly enough to marry him, and became a happy, but sometimes annoyed, father of two sons.

A combination of family preferences and general developments in Greece led to his decision to move once more, and join Huddersfield in 2012. He is determined to continue his research on semantic and knowledge technologies and their applications, seeking to take advantage of existing national funding opportunities and the international outreach of the UK. At the same time, he hopes  that, by bringing in his research expertise and network of research collaborations across Europe and beyond, he will make a significant contribution towards Huddersfield’s  continued strengthening in terms of research quality, impact and reputation.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Foundations of ontology languages
  • Knowledge dynamics
  • Nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Foundations of rule-based systems
  • Reasoning about context.

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Foundations of Ontology Knowledge
  • Knowledge Dynamics
  • Nonmonotonic Reasoning
  • Foundations Rule-Based Systems
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • E-Commerce
  • Declarative Business Rules
  • Electronic Contacts
  • Automated Agent Negotiations
  • Web-Based Systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Services
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Applications of Ontology-Based Systems
  • e-Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cultural Information Systems

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Research Output

Maximising goals achievement through abstract argumentation frameworks: An optimal approach

Cohen, A., Gottifredi, S., Vallati, M., García, A. & Antoniou, G., 1 Mar 2020, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 141, p. 1-12 12 p., 112930.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Rethinking Defeasible Reasoning: A Scalable Approach

    Maher, M. J., Tachmazidis, I., Antoniou, G., Wade, S. & Cheng, L., 24 Feb 2020, In : Theory and Practice of Logic Programming.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Semantic Artificial Neural Networks

    Batsakis, S., Tachmazidis, I., Baryannis, G. & Antoniou, G., 22 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Semantic Web: ESWC 2020 Satellite Events. Springer, Cham, 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Automatic Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Using Machine Learning

    Chen, T., Antoniou, G., Adamou, M., Tachmazidis, I. & Su, P., 27 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Applied Artificial Intelligence.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Risk Management

    Baryannis, G., Dani, S., Validi, S. & Antoniou, G., Jan 2019, Revisiting Supply Chain Risk. Zsidisin, G. A. & Henke, M. (eds.). Springer, Cham, (Springer Series in Supply Chain Management; vol. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 3 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial work

    Keynote talk at PRICAI 2019

    Grigoris Antoniou (Keynote speaker)
    29 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Keynote talk at IISA 2019

    Grigoris Antoniou (Speaker)
    16 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Journal)

    Tianhua Chen (Editor), Grigoris Antoniou (Editor)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Effective Diagnosis of Diabetes with a Decision Tree-Initialised Neuro-Fuzzy Approach

    Tianhua Chen (Speaker), Grigoris Antoniou (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Changjing Shang (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Pan Su (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Qiang Shen (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    5 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    A Trajectory Calculus for Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Answer Set Programming

    Georgios Bargiannis (Speaker), Ilias Tachmazidis (Speaker), Sotirios Batsakis (Speaker), Grigoris Antoniou (Speaker), Mario Alviano (Speaker), Timos Sellis (Speaker), Pei Wei Tsai (Speaker)
    15 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Huddersfield University pioneers the use of AI for suicide prediction

    Grigoris Antoniou


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Rise of Robots Could See the End of Potholes and Road Closures

    Grigoris Antoniou


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment