Ioannis (John) Kalomiros received the degree of Physics and a Masters degree in Electronics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His first doctoral thesis (1989) is on the characterization of materials for micro-electronic devices. His second PhD thesis (2010) is on vision-based techniques for the localization of autonomous vehicles for real-time robotic applications. He has collaborated with a number of research Institutes, like the Institute fur Angewandte Physik in Karlsruhe, Germany (1988-1989) and the Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft fur Synchrotronstrahlung m.b.H. in Berlin, Germany (1994-1998). He has also worked with corporations like System Level Solutions for the development and testing of digital Intellectual Property processing cores (2005-2007). He has co-authored thirty-eight publications in International scientific journals and more than forty publications in international or national conference proceedings. His current research interests are in the field of Embedded Systems, Hardware Design and Machine Vision, but he has also published extensively in the field of semiconductors. He has co-authored two books (Tziolas Editions) on microcontrollers and digital measurements and instrumentation. Also, he has written several tutorial notes. He has attracted more than 600 citations. He is currently Professor at the International Hellenic University, Serres, Greece, Department of Informatics, Computers and Telecommunications Engineering. He teaches Analog and Digital Electronics, Embedded Systems and related subjects. He participates in two Editorial Boards of scientific Journals and in several Advisory Boards for International Conferences. He is vice-President of the department of Informatics, Computers and Telecommunication Engineering and the Director of the Post-Graduate Program in Robotics. He has served in several Institutional Committees and has participated in numerous funded projects. He is the president of the Advisory Board of the Central Library of Serres, in Greece.