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ACG academics ranked as world’s most influential researchers

Highly cited scientists

The American College of Greece (ACG) is proud to announce that five of its academics have been named on the 2020 Stanford University list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists for their distinguished careers in different disciplines while Dr. Visvizi for her academic achievements in a single year. This ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and includes more than 180,000 researchers from the more than 8 million scientists considered to be active worldwide in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields.

Our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Athanasios Krystallis, Dr. Militiades Lytras, Dr. Constantinos Papadias, Dr. Theoharis Theoharides, Dr. Nickolaos G. Travlos and Dr. Anna Visvizi!


Athanasios Krystallis

Dr. Athanasios Krystallis is Executive Director of ACG’s Center of Excellence in Food, Tourism & Leisure (CoEFTL) and Associate Professor in International Business at Deree. He has published more than 100 international peer-reviewed research publications, is a Marie-Curie fellow and member of numerous scientific associations, such as the European Marketing Academy (EMAC), the Academy of Marketing Sciences (AMS) and the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE), among others.


Miltiadis Lytras

Dr. Miltiades D. Lytras is an Associate Professor at Deree – The American College of Greece and  Distinguished Scientist at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Semantic web and Information Systems. He has served as leading guest editor in 85 high impact factor web of science indexed special issues in top academic journals and authored/edited 80 international books. He has also been named in the prestigious top computer scientists of the world list provided by Guide2Research.


Constantinos Papadias

Dr. Constantinos Papadias is the Founding Executive Director of ACG’s Research, Technology and Innovation Network (RTIN), Professor of Information Technology at Deree and Alba and the Scientific Director of The American College of Greece Research Center (ACG-RC). He has published over 220 papers and 4 books, holds 12 patents, has received over 10,000 citations and is a Fellow of the IEEE and the European Alliance of Innovation.


Theoharis Theoharides

Dr. Theoharis Theoharides is the ACG Director of Health Science Programs and Research. He is also Professor of Pharmacology & Internal Medicine and Director of Molecular Immunopharmacology and Drug Discovery, Department of Immunology, Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston). Dr. Theoharides has published 470 scientific papers with 40,160 citations (h-index 97), and has been awarded 37 Patents and Trademarks. He has been included in the Orphan Diseases Hall of Fame and in the World Academy of Sciences.


Nickolaos Travlos

Dr. Nickolaos G. Travlos holds The Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece and the Chair in Finance at Surrey Business School. Dr. Travlos served as Dean of Alba from 1998 till 2016. His research findings have been cited widely in numerous international academic journals and textbooks. Managerial implications of his research have appeared in the Harvard Business Review and the Bowne Review for CFOs & Investment Bankers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Unibios S.A., the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and is a Member of the Academic Committee of the Hellenic Banks Association.


Anna Visvizi

Anna Visvizi, Ph.D. (dr hab.) is Associate Professor in the Management & International Business Department, at the School of Business & Economics, Deree College. Her expertise covers issues pertinent to the intersection of politics, economics and information and communication technology (ICT), which translates in her research on applied aspects of ICT, especially AI and blockchain, in such domains as smart cities/smart villages, geopolitics, and business management. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, and Associate Editor of Digital Governance, Regulation and Policy, both ABS listed. Dr Visvizi is a Member of the Advisory Board to the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) at the OECD.