University of Piraeus Research Center

University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC)


  • Partner
  • University of Piraeus Research Center, UPRC
  • Greece

University Pireaus Reseach Center (UPRC) provides administration and technological support to basic and applied research carried out by the faculty members of the University of Piraeus for national and European Union projects.

UPRC specialises in developing secure service-oriented systems, information discovery and decision support, and archiving and retrieval, and their relationship to new business models, processes and values. We address technical challenges in conjunction with business, operational and societal challenges. We present the results of our work as software demonstrators, white papers, confidential reports and targeted academic and technical publications. Our substantial portfolio of collaborative research supported by public programmes is complemented by professional services including customer-specific and commercially confidential research and development, bespoke development of operational systems for early adopters, consultancy, and technology due diligence. We are currently working in sectors ranging from the creative industries to environment, finance, health and engineering. UPRC works in a spirit of partnership, ensuring effective transfer of knowledge and has a strong record of relevant collaborative research in Greek and European programmes. These characteristics made UPRC to have numerous collaborations either in the frame of EU-funded projects, or undertaken on behalf of large domestic companies and institutions.

Technical Coordinator – UPRC

Constantinos Patsakis
  • Constantinos Patsakis

Assistant Professor Constantinos Patsakis holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece and a M.Sc. in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He obtained his PhD in Cryptography and Malware from the Department of Informatics of University of Piraeus. His main areas of research include cryptography, security, privacy, data anonymization and data mining. He has made more than 70 publications in peer reviewed international conferences and journals and he has been teaching computer science courses in European universities for more than a decade. Dr Patsakis has been working in the industry as a freelance developer and security consultant. He has participated in several national (Greek, Spanish, Catalan and Irish) and European R&D projects. Additionally, he has worked as researcher at the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain and as a research fellow at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland