University of Patras - Computer Engineering and Informatics Department


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group


Laboratory for Graphics, Multimedia and GIS

The Laboratory for Graphics, Multimedia and GIS of the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics (CEID) of University of Patras was founded in 1994. The educational and researching work of the laboratory is included in the software sector of the Department.

Its basic activities concern:

  • Support of the undergraduate and postgraduate education of the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of the University of Patras.
  • Conduct of theoretical research, aiming at the progress of science in the fields where its members activate.
  • Development of applications and tools for Graphics, Multimedia, GIS and Internet Technologies as part of implementation of national and community researching programs and elaboration of diplomatic projects.


Pattern Recognition Laboratory

Pattern Recognition Laboratory (PR Lab) was first established in 1979, inside the Department of Electrical Engineering by professor D.G. Lainiotis, who was the first laboratory director. Many national and European projects in Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing and Adaptive Control, were carried out in a Patras since 1989, when professor D. Lainiotis was retired.

PR lab is a traditional name, given to the laboratory in 1999, since it re-consolidated in R&D projects inside the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics.

Following its strategic research directions and capitalising on previous experience of its key personnel, our department already exhibits substantial research activity, both basic and industry-oriented, as well as technology transfer actions, in the following areas:

  • Computational and Artificial Intelligence

  • Intelligent Agent Systems

  • Knowledge Management

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics