Yannis Stamatiou (born in 1968) graduated from the University of Patras, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, with a grade of 8.86/10 (June 1990). In June 1991, he started graduate studies at the same department under a government scholarship, working towards a PhD Theoretical Computer Science, which he completed in December 1997. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Lefteris Kirousis and his PhD thesis was titled Theory and Applications of the Constraint Satisfaction Problem: Distributed Environment-Parallel and Randomized Algorithms-Nonmonotonic Reasoning. In 1999, he received a Certificate of Postgraduate Studies on Open and Distant Learning Educational System from the Greek Open University with a grade of 9.10/10. Mr. Stamatiou is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Patras, Greece and Consultant (with deputy director responsibilities) on Cryptography and Security for the Security Sector of the Computer Technology Institute & Press (“Diophantus”) in Patras, Greece. His interests lie in cryptography, modeling of computer viruses/worms in computer networks, cryptanalysis and ICT security with a focus in eVoting and eGovernement related security protocols and systems. He has extensive experience in theoretical and applied computer science with a focus on cryptography and ICT security. He leads the R&D efforts of the Security Sector of CTI and coordinates a team of more than 10 junior and senior researchers in basic research as well as development of security solutions for various R&D projects. He is, also, acting as a Program Committee member in several security/cryptography related conferences as well as a reviewer for several peer reviewed scientific journals. He has published over 50 research articles in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings while he has given numerous invited lectures on cryptography and ICT security related subjects. Papers in which he has coauthored have received, in total, more than 400 citations, excluding self-citations (Citeseer data). He has supervised more than 20 Master Theses and has acted as advisor for the research efforts of two doctorate students (both have completed their PhD research) in the field of computer security. Currently, he supervises one PhD student and three MSc students. Finally, he has also participated as a reviewing expert three times in EU calls for proposals in security related areas.