Curriculum Vitae (June 2019)

Title:Docent, Dr
Current Position:Docent; Adjunct Professor of Software Quality and Formal Modelling
Faculty:Information Technology
Organization:University of Jyväskylä, Mattilanniemi Campus, P.O. Box 35 (Agora), FI-40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

Home Address: Tampere, Finland

Tel (personal): + 358 40 531 7723

E-mail (personal):

Available for Communication through: Telephone, Gmail, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber.

Languages: English (fluent); Greek (fluent, mother tongue); Finnish (very good, Finnish Language Proficiency); Swedish (Good/Basic); Spanish (Good/Basic); French (beginner-level 2); Russian (beginner-level 2); Chinese: Cantonese/Mandarin (beginner-level 1).

PhD thesis: Berki, E. (2001): Establishing a Scientific Discipline for Capturing the Entropy of Systems’ Process Models – CDM-FILTERS: A Computational and Dynamic Metamodel as a Flexible and Integrated Language for the Testing, Expression and Re-engineering of Systems, University of North London, London, UK.

Postdoctoral research and development: Computational metamodelling/formal method engineering for: paper industry/efficiency standards, evaluation meta-tools; usable cyber-security; privacy and trust; e-health and confidentiality; Internet-of-Things (IoT) quality assurance; cyber-physical systems as safety-critical systems; formal specification and use of open standards and creative commons, tools learnability, anti-phishing technology, …

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International referred publications: around 150; citations/references to them: around 850; Google h-index: 15 and h-10 index: 25;

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Computer Science Bibliography DBLP (sample):

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Education and formal qualifications

  • Aug 2013 – Postdoctoral Degree of Docent in Software Quality and Formal Modelling; Faculty of IT, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • Oct 03 – Nov 05 Master of Arts MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (MALTHE); Modules overall average: 69.2 (Classification: Merit). Faculty of Education, London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
  • Jan 97 – Nov 01 PhD in Computational Process Metamodelling and Formal Method Engineering; Faculty of Science, Computing & Engineering, University of North London, UK (Jan 97-Sep 99 MPhil work; Oct 99 – Oct 00 for research field work in MetaPHOR research group, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
  • Oct 98 – Oct 99 Professional Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHE); Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North London, UK.
  • Oct 95 – Sep 96 MSc (Eng) in Advanced Software Engineering; (PT mode, completed Part I, subjects’ average: Excellent); Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Sep 91 – Feb 95 BSc (Hons) in Computing with Mathematics, (Classification: 2:2); School of Computing; Science, Computing & Engineering Faculty, North London University, UK.
  • Sep 90 – May 91 BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, Statistics & Computing (Year 1); School of Mathematics & Computing; Faculty of Science, Computing & Engineering, University of North London, UK.
  • Sep 87 – Feb 89 Diploma in Agricultural Technology; (Part I); Dept of Plant Production, School of Agriculture Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece.

Work experience: Academic and Industrial job positions

Current position in Finland: 21 Aug 2013 – contin. Docent/Adjunct Professor of Software Quality and Formal Modelling, Faculty of IT, University of Jyväskylä.

Current position in The UK: Jan 2019 – contin. Senior Consultant (IT Quality) and Company Associate of Software Engineering Education and Quality Management SEEQMA IT Research and Development Ltd, London.

Aug 17 – Dec 18 Part-Time Researcher and MSc/PhD Theses’ Supervisor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tampere.

Aug 12 – Jul 17 Senior Research Fellow (University Researcher) in Software Development & Information Systems, Centre for Applied Statistics and Data Analytics (CAST), School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland.

Feb 06-Jul 12 Assistant Professor in Software Development & Information Systems, School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland.

Feb 05-Jan 06 Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, ITRI-IT Research Institute, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

May 04-Feb 05 Quality Expert/Principal Investigator for a new international efficiency quality standard for paper mills; Information Technology Research Institute, University of Jyväskylä in collaboration with the Finnish State Research Agency TEKES, Jyväskylä Science Park and the paper industry, Finland.

Jan 02-May 04 Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer in Group Technologies;

European MSc Programme, Faculty of IT, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Nov 00-Dec 01 Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer in Requirements Engineering; Software Business European MSc Programme, Faculty of IT, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Oct 99-Oct 00 Researcher in Process Metamodelling & Method Engineering; MetaPHOR Research Group, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Sep 98-Jun 99 Senior Lecturer/e-learning materials developer for the Trans-European MSc degrees in Advanced Software Engineering; School of Informatics & Multimedia Technology, University of North London, UK.

Sep 97-Jul 98 Senior Lecturer (Open and Distance Learning Campus)for the Far East Asia region; Faculty of Science, Computing & Engineering, University of North London.

Jan 97-Jun 97 Lecturer in Computing, School of Computing, University of North London.

Jan 97-Jul 97 Lecturer in Research Methods for Information Systems;

School of Information Management, Thames Valley University, London, UK.

Sep 96-Dec 96 Lecturer (Computer Science & Information Technology); Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC), Brighton, UK.

Aug 96-Dec 96 IS Analyst & Designer for Software Process Improvement/Statistical Process Control Software Tools; Integrated industrial joint project of the Manufacturing Systems consultancy (tMSc) at Cambridge, Training for Excellence at Bristol & Anthony Thomas Associates in Wales, UK.

Jun 95-Sep 95 Organiser of IT and Software Quality Standards short courses in Europe;

School of Computing, University of North London, UK.

Jun 94-Sep 94 Junior Systems Analyst and Designer/Technical Author for Computing Projects; School of Computing, University of North London, UK.

Oct 87-Feb 89 Opinion Polls Researcher and Analyst in Central & Northern Greece (PT); DEMEL: Demographical Studies, Statistical Services & Pollsters, Greece.

Research Funding: Scholarships, Grants, Prizes and Awards (Summary)

A) Personal (for doctoral/postdoctoral work): 1. Centre of International Mobility CIMO scholarship Oct 1999-Apr 2000 and 2. EU Erasmus grant May 2000-Oct 2000; both awarded for computational process metamodelling and quality assurance/testing of the MetaEdit+ MetaCase tool of MetaCase Consulting Ltd., Finland.3) The Finnish State Research Agency TEKES and Jyväskylä Science Park grant for Computational Process Metamodelling and new Efficiency Measurements/Standards in the Finnish paper mills industry, Feb 2004-Jan 2005.

B) Full Funding for Research Projects Supervision: by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and Greek Ministry of Education (4 years, creative thinking and innovation); Academy of Finland (6 years, games’ formal specification, cyber-security); the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (3 years, smart buildings, security and cybertrust); Greek Strategic Research Framework Thalis collaborative funding (3 years, formal specifications, Open Standards); EU Erasmus grants (management anti-patterns, Open Source Communities, games and innovation); University of Jyväskylä and University of Tampere for doctoral supervision and completion.

C) Conference papers’ honourable mentions/awards

1. INSPIRE 2015 Best Paper Award: “Multicultural Edutainment Role Models for Women IT Professionals – An Innovative Proposal to Creative Industries”. Loughborough, UK. (Access through the ResearchGate).

2. PCI 2014 Among the 3 best papers, nominated for the Best Paper Award: “Formal Specification of Open Standards and the Case of RSS v2.0.”, Athens, Greece. (

3. INSPIRE 2013 Best Paper Presentation Award: “Problem-Focused Education and Feedback Mechanisms for Re-designing a Course on Open Source and Software Quality”. London, UK. (

4. SQM 2012 Best Paper Award: “New Usability Metrics for Authentication Mechanisms”, Tampere, Finland. (Access through the ResearchGate).

5. INSPIRE 2012 Best Paper Award: Software Project Management Anti-patterns in Students’ Projects”. Tampere, Finland.


6. SEERC 2007 Among the 3 best papers, nominated for the Best Paper Award: “Critical and Creative Mathematical Thinking with Practical Problem Solving Skills – A New Old Challenge”, Thessaloniki, Greece. (

Eleni’s multidisciplinary and diverse socio-technical research (summary)

1. Security/privacy: confidentiality; trust; online behaviour and user modelling; novice and adult user cyber-security education; metrics and models for social awareness/public readiness; online identity theft (phishing) through contingency approaches and software quality criteria (e.g. resilience, robustness, …); Internet-of-Things and software quality assurance; computational models of cyber-physical systems; (socio-cultural semiotics and linguistics of) cryptography and steganography.

2. Free/open source software quality: FOSS as social learning/innovation: quality assurance, security and FOSS; process/project management, anti-patterns, business models, robustness, reliability & usability.

3. Software quality engineering methodology: experimentation, testing, change, statistical process improvement; socio-cultural diversity and confidentiality/privacy; e-health information systems; software projects’ patterns and anti-patterns; agile software quality assurance.

4. Meta-tools and quality control/assurance: computation, learnability, evolution, integration, validation and verification.

5. Cognition, computation, creativity and sociality: conceptual modelling; usable social computations; computational thinking and evaluation through problem solving and probabilistic modelling; game theories’ and game patterns’ application; evolution and Forms of Life in Life-Based Design.

6. Evaluation/modelling of (machine)/deep learning and learnability processes: in diverse domains, e.g. tools; engineering; formal/informal learning through filmography and role-playing; socio-cultural linguistics; brainstorming and micro/macro-innovation processes.

7. Gender, ethical & professional issues and different knowledge representation platforms: in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Medicine (STEAMM); formal/informal learning and filmography.

BSc/MSc/PhD supervision in the above 7 areas (summary)

PhD students supervised (completed): 8; PhD theses examinations: 9; MSc theses supervised and examined: around 100; BSc theses supervised and examined: around 150; advanced courses designed for higher education and industry: around 40; current PhD and postdoc student supervision: 7; member of the advisory team of many PhD candidates worldwide.

Industrial collaboration/consultancy – (sample)

R&D with: a) national organizations and companies from Finland (TEKES, Nokia, Technical Res. Centre of Finland VTT, F-Secure, Tieto, Nordea Bank, paper industry, Finwe, Sasken, SESCA Innovations, Conformiq, HiQ Finland, M-Files, MetaCase Consulting, Academy of Finland), Greece (State scholarships foundation IKY, THALIS strategic funding, Plastika Kritis, European Dynamics SA), Belgium (Huawei Comm.), Turkey (Accenture, Huawei Comm.), Lithuania (E-Bros), Sweden (Eriksson, HiQ Göteborg), Germany (Mayflower, Carmudi/Rocket Internet), Nepal (Police authorities), Denmark (Bang & Olufsen)and many companies from the UK and China; b) international organizations e.g. UNESCO (creativity), UNIFEM (women’s literacy – Nepal), India (NGOs & local authorities for digital literacy), EC/EU Radio/TV & Film Industry for minorities’ promotion in STEAMM.

International activities – Summary

International committees: Member of around 50 scientific and reviewing committees for conferences/journals and other steering and evaluation committees, e.g. evaluation of Higher Education curricula and staff expertise of Universities in the UK, Lithuania, Greece, and other (see sample later).

International conferences: General chair: four (4) times; conference/workshop organizer: twelve (12) times; conference/workshop session chair: twenty-five (25) times.

Invited research talks and academic affiliations: Around fifty (50) visits and invited talks/seminars in academic and other institutions, mostly in the UK, China, France, Finland, Greece.

Eleni has co-authored research papers with people from academy/industry from the following countries: Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Nepal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, …

Eleni’s published research has mostly been cited/referenced by researchers in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA, …

Countries where stayed, studied and worked: Finland, China, Greece, United Kingdom.

Countries visited for project work or leisure: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Macau, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, former Yugoslavia.

Professional Societies – memberships and affiliations

Current: The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (MIEEE); the British Computer Society (MBCS); the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS); Fellow of The United Kingdom Higher Education Academy; Radical Statistics (RadStats) Group of the Royal Statistical Society, UK; Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT).

Previous: The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI); the International Association of the Development of the Information Society (IADIS); the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE), UK.

Free time – Personal interests and hobbies

I enjoy watching films and listening to music, along with learning foreign languages and reading international literature, history and philosophy in different languages. I sometimes play badminton and in the past I played basketball. I attended classes in martial arts to become acquainted with their values. I have a personal interest in human and natural resources’ ethical and sustainable strategic management, worldwide; I support and participate in the initiatives of the World Vision, Greenpeace and United Nations (UNESCO, UNICEF, UNIFEM). I enjoy walking and travelling and I write about my experiences mostly in English, Finnish, Greek and Swedish; I also collaborate in freelance scriptwriting. I like problem solving and problem-based learning; I am an amateur chess player, and I enjoy crosswords and the game of scrabble in English, Finnish, Greek, Spanish and Swedish.

Reference Letters are available on request from the next people:

(International conferences co-organiser, R&D projects collaborator, co-author): Professor of Software Quality Margaret Ross, UK Parliamentary IT Committee, Headquarters of the British Computer Society; School of Media, Arts and Technology, Southampton Solent University, UK; e-mail:; Webpage: (

(Open source/anti-patterns R&D projects collaborator, papers’ co-author): Professor of Software Engineering Ioannis Stamelos, Department of Computer Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; e-mail:;

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(PhD thesis supervisor, R&D project collaborator and papers’ co-author): Professor (Chair of Computer Science) Mike Holcombe, Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK; e-mail address: and; Webpages: ( and (


(Previous job position line manager, papers’ co-author): Professor of e-health Informatics Pirkko Nykänen, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland; e-mail:;

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(Industrial R&D projects collaborator, line manager, papers’ co-author): Professor of Software Engineering Jari Veijalainen, Faculty of IT, University of Jyväskylä, Finland;e-mail:; Webpage: (;

(Line manager, R&D project collaborator, PhD supervisor) Principal Lecturer in Software Engineering and Information Systems, EU Projects Advisor Dr Elli Georgiadou, Software Engineering Education and Quality Management SEEQMA, London and Department of Computer Science, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT, UK. E-mail:; (

(PhD local supervisor, R&D project collaborator): Professor of Design and Innovation, Faculty Director Kalle Lyytinen,Weatherhead School of Management, Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and London School of Economics, UK; e-mail:;

Webpage: ( project collaborator, Vice-Dean) Professor of Digital Media, Vice-Dean Airi Salminen, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, email:; Webpage: (

(R&D and teaching projects collaboration, line manager in IS programme) Emeritus Professor of Information Systems Pertti Järvinen, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tampere University, Finland; e-mail: Webpage: (

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