Karampelas, Antonios, Faculty, Science and Technology
Dr. Antonios Karampelas holds a B.Sc. in Physics, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics, from the University of Athens. He has been a post-graduate researcher at the University of Athens and the National Observatory of Athens, mainly contributing to the preparation of the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission. Dr. Karampelas has been an ACS Athens Academy teacher since 2016, teaching IB and 10th grade Physics, as well as the STEAM 1, STEAM 2, and Artificial Intelligence courses that he has created.
Dr. Karampelas is a strong proponent of the inclusion of Generative AI and Learning Analytics in Education and the development of AI curricula. He is a researcher with a record of more than 80 articles and a manuscript reviewer and has attended more than 30 conferences and workshops (with several contributions). His research work in education has been published or featured on, among others, AIP Publishing, IGI Global, the International Schools Journal, Medium, Business Partners, European Distance and E-Learning Network, the MSA Accreditation Newsletter, and the Inside Learning podcast series.
Dr. Karampelas has been leading and serving in different capacities as an ACS Athens Artificial Intelligence Framework Coordinator, Accreditation Internal Coordinator, and Action Research Coordinator. He also led the "spACS" program of high school students’ experiments that were conducted in space in two consecutive space flights of Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule (2019), with both events being covered by media in Greece and the US. Moreover, he led a team of high school students that won first place in the first Aerospace Contest, organized by the Hellenic Physical Society in 2018, and coordinated students’ research projects from inception to publication.
Dr. Karampelas is a Fellow of the Institute of ACS Athens, a co-coordinator of the “STEM and Artificial Intelligence in Education” Working Group of the Hellenic Educational Society of STEM, and a member of several professional associations.