Konstantinos Delistavrou comes from Thessaloniki. He is married and proud father of a daughter. He loves music, movies and spending time with his family.
He holds a BSc on Informatics Engineering from the Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITh), an MSc on Applied Informatics with major on Computer Systems from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. In April of 2016 he started studying for a PhD degree at the Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology. His research is on “The technologies of Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things as educational subjects and educational means in secondary and tertiary education”.
Konstantinos has published a number of conference papers, a couple of book chapters and performed various presentations about Computer Science, ICT and European projects. Recently he has been a member of the national working group about the preparation of the curricula and teaching material for the subjects of Vocational High Schools' specialty of Computer Science, while he co-authored the lecture notes for the subject of “Design and Development of Websites”.
He is appointed by the Greek state as an Informatics' Teacher, currently serving at the Vocational High School of Axioupolis as a deputy headmaster. For a couple of years he was seconded to the “Tele-education”, and the “Disabled Students Support and e-Accessibility Office”, of ATEITh. He had also worked as a Telecommunications Engineer for Panafon-Vodafone Greece for two and a half years.
Over the years he has participated in a number of national and European projects. Since June 2016 he is a member of the “Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus” workgroup for European Commission's project “UMI-Sci-Ed: Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote Science Education”, of the Horizon 2020 “EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation”. He is an accredited adults’ trainer; experienced on workers, unemployed, immigrants and people with disabilities. He speaks Greek, English and can read and write Greek Braille.
Konstantinos aims to combine his SUSI experience and input with his research and professional interests. An immediate action is the exploitation of ubiquitous computing systems on school activities and programs that apply the educational strategy of service-learning. Moreover, he intends to distribute the series of piloting UMI-Sci-Ed activities and educational scenarios to U.S. and fellow SUSI participants’ contacts for dissemination and feedback. He will also try to integrate service-learning in his teaching and educational practices. His ambition is to further exploit pervasive technologies, towards an education of access and equity for all.