EEITE 2024 conference presentation

Happy to deliver today a keynote speech at international conference in Electronic Engineering, Information Technology & Education (EEITE) 2024 conference, entitled “Deployment of computer vision technologies in the public security domain”. The presentation largely focused on the research results achieved by the Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University within the context of the Ceasefire […]

Ceasefire 1st Review

Yesterday the Ceasefire project underwent its formal review for the first reporting period. The consortium members successfully demonstrated the achieved research results for all 5 supported use-cases, including live demos for all developed modules as well as the integrated platform. The project received excellent comments from the external reviewers and the EC-appointed project officer. The […]

Ceasefire Tools & Use Case Demonstration – Part A – Online Training

Stay tuned for news about the hashtag Ceasefire project’s “Ceasefire Tools & Use Case Demonstration – Part A – Online Training” sesion, on April 18th, 2023. It will delve deep into the functionalities and applications of CEASEFIRE’s advanced tools for aiding Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in their fight against illicit firearms trafficking. See more about […]

Open Days HUA 2024

On the 27th and 28th of March, the research team of HUA presented scientific results of the Ceasefire project, during the “Open Days HUA 2024” event organized by the Harokopio University of Athens for secondary school students. The presentation included live demos of the developed computer vision technologies, regarding X-ray-based illicit object detection and illegal […]

3 successful EC-funded security proposals

Happy to share that in the recent call for EC-funded security proposals, I have been involved in the following 3 successful attempts: Particularly excited for TRIFFID, where I will serve as the project coordinator. In the coming period, multiple research vacancies (for BSc/MSc/PhD holders) will be announced, so individuals interested in artificial intelligence, computer vision, […]

EMPACT Firearms strategic meeting

Ceasefire activities regarding tackling firearms trafficking were successfully presented at the EMPACT Firearms strategic meeting, organized by Europol on June 15. The project was represented by its technical manager, Georgios Th. Papadopoulos from Harokopio University of Athens. Interesting discussions paved the ground for future collaborative activities.

New project called KLEPTOTRACE

New EC-funded ISF security project for our team called KLEPTOTRACE: “Strengthening EU asset recovery and sanction tracing against transnational high-level corruption” (, where the goal is to develop advanced artificial intelligence technologies in order to detect high-level corruption patterns in massive amounts of data.

KLEPOTRACE project kick-off meeting

The KLEPOTRACE EU-funded research project kick-off meeting successfully took place in Milan on June 8th, 2023. The consortium aims to combat high-level corruption methods by strengthening the investigation, tracing, and recovery of assets linked to criminal activities. In this context, the Department of Informatics and Telematics of Harokopio University of Athens (DIT-HUA) will spearhead the […]