Professor, Undergraduate Program Director — CSSD & Digital Technologies Programs
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Kostas Kontogiannis, is a newly appointed Professor at Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Kostas received a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Patras, Greece, a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada. Prior to joining Western, Kostas served as a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, as a Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, and as a Professor at Western University Department of Computer Science where he held a Research Chair in Software Engineering for Cyber-Physical Systems.
Kostas Kontogiannis is working in the areas of software and system analytics, DevOps, Cyber-Physical Systems, and model driven engineering. He is the author of more than a hundred influential conference papers, journals, and book chapters in these areas. His work on software maintenance, system analysis, fault localization, software transformations and service computing has received over the years wide attention and citations. Kostas has been the recipient of two patents with IBM, two most influential decade paper awards (WCRE/SANER, CASCON), three IBM University Partnership Awards and a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunities Award. He is a faculty fellow at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, IBM Toronto Laboratory, and a former visiting scientist at SEI, Carnegie Mellon University. Kontogiannis has been a member of the IEEE Distinguished Visitors Program and has served as a Steering Committee member, General Chair, Program Chair and Program Committee member, in a number of IEEE Software Engineering related conferences (ICSM, CSMR, WCRE/SANER, ICPC, WSE and, STEP).