Maria Rigou

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Maria Rigou

Maria Rigou was elected Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology at the University of Patras in 2019 (discipline: “Analysis, Design and Mining Techniques for Web Applications”). She holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics (1997, University of Patras, School of Engineering), an MSc in Computer Science (2000, Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, thesis: “Interactive Systems Evaluation”), a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2005, Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, dissertation: “Effective Algorithms for Web Personalization based on Web Mining”) and a Master in Arts (2011, Hellenic Open University, School of Humanitarian Studies, “Graphic Arts-Multimedia”, thesis: “Learning and Entertainment by Casual Gaming”). She has taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Software Design, Object-oriented Programming, Databases, Human-Computer Interaction, IT Project Management, eGovernment, and e-Business. She has been a tutor at the Hellenic Open University for more than 15 years (Postgraduate Programme in Information Systems, “Software Design and Management” course). She has over 18 years of experience designing, developing and technically managing national and international R&D IT projects. Her research interests lie primarily in the fields of modern web applications with an emphasis on web mining techniques and interaction design, where she has a significant number of publications in international journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Research and Development Projects:

SMACITE – Boosting the technical and non-technical skills and competences of Smart Cities technicians and engineers (

DTAM – Digital Transformation in Advanced Manufacturing (more info)

SEnDIng – Sector Skills Alliance for the design and delivery of innovative VET programmes to Data Science and Internet of Things professionals (