Dr. Poulicos Prastacos is Director of Research at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) Research Center. Ηe is heading the Spatial analysis, geographic information systems and remote sensing group (formerly called Regional Analysis Division-RAD) a research and development group involved with the development of spatial decision support systems, Geographic information systems (GIS) applications, remote sensing methodologies and statistical analysis of spatial data in the areas of urban and regional analysis, environmental planning, water resources management and others. He has participated in about 30 projects funded by EU and various Greek organizations and has published about 100 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He holds a Ph.D. (1981) in Transportation Systems from the department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Science in Construction Management (1976) from the same university and a B.S. in Civil Engineering (1976) from Columbia University. After the completion of his studies he was employed by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), (1980-1989) developing land use transportation models and databases with census and socioeconomic data. He taught on a part time at Stanford University as a consulting associate professor (1987-89) and performed various consulting assignments with Urban MicroSystems (1990-2001) related to the development of GIS applications. During 2002-2008 he was part time lecturer at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He has been involved with InfoCharta Ltd. and InfoTraffic SA startup companies in Greece concentrating on the development of digital street maps for Greece and various intelligent transportation system applications related to road telematics (taxi radio dispatch systems, AVL, city portals with traffic information and others). He has published about 100 papers in scientific journals.