Backed by his affinity for analytics and research, Michael Papazoglou earned a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering, with honors, from the University of Dundee in Scotland in 1978. He went on to achieve a Master of Science in computer systems engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 1979 and a Doctor of Philosophy in microcomputer systems engineering from the University of Dundee in 1983. Now a distinguished computer scientist, Dr. Papazoglou has earned various accolades from the Japanese Society Promotion Science, National Dutch Research Council, Australian Research Council and European Commission.
Joining Tillburg University in the Netherlands in the 1990s, Dr. Papazoglou has served as a full professor and chairperson of Computer Science in the department of Information Management since 1996. He is the director of the INFOLAB and the European Research Institute in Service Science on campus. Apart from his obligations at the university, Dr. Papazoglou is an honorary professor at the University of Trento in Italy, at the Universities of New South Wales and Macquarie in Sydney, Australia, as well as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), in Barcelona, and a professorial fellow at several international universities.
During his illustrious career, Dr. Papazoglou’s main research interests have include such areas as software modeling, design and development, distributed computing systems, database and information systems, large data integration and management, interoperability, big data analytics, e-business integration, software services, cloud computing, and business process management. Shifting his focus in more recent years to pursuing emerging technologies, industrial engineering, product engineering, product lifecycle management, smart applications and smart technology solutions for healthcare and manufacturing, he continues to make great strides in the field. Dr, Papazoglou is considered as one of the original promulgators of ‘Service-Oriented Computing. His research efforts have notably been disseminated through well over 200 articles in various scientific journals and international conferences as well as 23 (authored and edited) books. He has also served in various editorial capacities for several scientific journals, and is notably the author of the 1989 book, “Relational Data Management,” the 2006 book, “e-Business Fundamentals: Organizational and Technical Infrastructure”, and the 2012 book, “Web Services & SOA: Principles and Technology”.
To remain abreast of his trade, Dr. Papazoglou maintains close collaborative ties with European and international industry and the public sector. Supported by various professional memberships, Dr. Papazoglou is a golden core member and distinguished visitor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Computer Society. In the coming years, he plans to focus more on the Scientific Academy for Service Technology (ServTech) a non-profit research association that organizes international conferences and consults with the European Union. He credits his friends and mentors Robin Stanton and John Mylopoulos for in grand influence in guiding him to success.