Dr. Spyros Fountas is Associate Professor in Agricultural Engineering at Agricultural University of Athens and Editor-in-Chief in the ELSEVIER journal Smart Agricultural Technology.
He holds an MSc from Cranfield University UK in Information Technology, and PhD from Copenhagen University, Denmark in Systems Analysis on Precision Agriculture. He was also Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, USA.
He has been Keynote speaker in several conferences among others in the FIRA Conference on Agricultural Robotics in France 2021; International Horticultural Congress in Turkey in 2018, 17th European Weed Research Society (EWRS), in France in June 2015; European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) in Spain in 2013. He has coordinated 3 H2020 projects, Smart-AKIS, GATES and currently OPTIMA on optimised Integrated Pest Management for precise detection and control of plant diseases.
He is also participating in 15 other H2020 funded projects. He has 130 papers, including book chapters, journal papers and conference papers and 5400 citations (Google scholar, June 2022).