Ioannis Iakovidis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. He received his B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc. (2017) from the same Department. His research focuses on Numerical Analysis and specifically on Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

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Nikolaos Pachakis is a PhD candidate at the School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical

University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from University of Crete in 2013

and his Master degree in Applied Mathematics from the same University in 2017.

Dimitris Farazakis is a PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Crete, under the support of the ARCHERS and ELIDEK fellowship. He received his B.Sc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete with specialization in Mathematical Simulation and Calculation Techniques, and his M.Sc in Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics from the University of the Aegean, Department of Mathematics, Samos, with specialization in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (supported by the Department of Mathematics’ fellowship). His research is on stochastic differential equations, Malliavin calculus, reaction-diffusion equations with applications to physics and mathematical finance.

Dr. Konstantinos Tzirakis is a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH. He received B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (2005), in Mathematics (2009), and M.Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (2007) from University of Crete. He received his PhD for his work entitled “Improving sharp interpolated Hardy-trace Hardy inequalities and Hardy inequalities for fractional Laplacians on bounded domains”, under the supervision of Prof. Achilles Tertikas, University of Crete. Dr. Konstantinos Tzirakis has postdoctoral/academic experience as a Research Fellow of Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science, at Osaka University (Japan), and as Adjunct Lecturer at Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete as well as Department of Mathematics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include Applied Mathematical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations. His current research focuses on dynamics, analysis and simulation for phase transitions.

Ms Ourania Kousovista is a 2^{nd} year Ph.D. candidate at Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. She received her Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete in 2015 and her Master degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the same university in 2017. Her research focuses on stochastic differential equations; mathematical modeling in medicine; machine learning; time series analysis; non-linear mixed effect modeling.

**Dimitra Katerinopoulou** currently is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Crete (UoC), Department of Physics and IESL/FORTH, a collaboration with TNO/Holst Centre, The Netherlands. She received her Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Crete in 2014 and her Master degree in 2016 from the same University in the field of Photonics and Nanoelectronics. Her research focuses on sensors, nanotechnology and photonics. Specializing in the fabrication of ceramics and transparent conductive materials for applications on printed temperature and gas sensors.

A. Kordas is a PhD candidate at the Materials Science and Technology Department of the University of Crete, Greece and at IESL, FORTH. He received his MSc in Protein Biotechnology in 2014 and his BSc in Biology in 2012 from the Biology Department of the University of Crete, Greece.

Christos Pervolianakis is a 3rd PhD candidate at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from University of Crete in 2015 and his Master degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the same university in 2017. His research focuses on the numerical solution of partial differential equations using finite element methods.

Dr. Christos G. Panagiotopoulos gratuated from the School of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2009 he received his Ph.D. for his work entitled, “A novel Boundary Element Method formulation based on reciprocal theorem in terms of velocities: Theory and Implementation”.

He continued research work at Seville of Spain (2010-2013) on variational approaches for fracture mechanics at the Group of Elasticity and Strength of Materials of the Department of Continuum Mechanics at the School of Engineering of University of Seville and partially at Prague of Czech Republic at the Mathematical Institute of Charles University and the Institute of Thermodynamics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic.

Since 2014 he is a research collaborator of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) at Heraklion of Greece. He has being a Lecturer (through the program “Απόκτηση Ακαδημαϊκής Διδακτικής Εμπειρίας σε νέους επιστήμονες κατόχους διδακτορικού”) of the Technical University of Crete taught at the Department of Production Engineering and Management (2016-2018) and of Hellenic Mediterranean University taught at the Department of Music Technology & Acoustics (since 2017-2019).

He is co-author of 2 textbooks and of 4 chapters, he has 20 published research papers in international scientific journals and more than 50 announcements in abstracts of international and national conferences with editors and international scientific meetings. He has participated in more than 10 competitive research projects as an associate researcher and he is reviewer in 10 relevant international scientific journals and member of scientific organisations.

**Radamanthys (Manthos) Stivaktakis** received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Crete (UoC), Heraklion, Greece in March 2017 and his M.Sc. degree in March 2019 from the same institution. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the same university and field, under the supervision of Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides. Radamanthys initiated his academic path as a student in the Department of Medicine in UoC, up until his decision to pursue his long-standing dream of studying Computer Science. He is also affiliated with the Signal Processing Lab (SPL) of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) since February 2016. His main research interests include artificial neural networks and machine learning, image processing and remote sensing applications.