Hi! I’m George Vlahavas. I am a computer scientist, currently working as a researcher in the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. My current research interests are focused on blockchain technologies, but I have also been extensively involved with the areas of Data Science and Statistics, with an application in various subjects such as Phonetics, Aquaculture, Food Science and Nutrition.

I have taught several classes of Applied Statistics and Biostatistics at university level. I have even published a book on Applied Statistics. Lately, I have also been involved with teaching Distributed Systems and Operating Systems classes in under-graduate level as well as a Decentralized Technologies class in post-graduate level, the latter dealing mostly with Blockchain technologies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.

I have also been extensively involved in the Linux community for several years. I am one of the founders and the project lead of Salix, a GNU/Linux distribution focused on simplicity, speed and ease of use, with stability being the primary goal. I’m rather proud of what we have accomplished with Salix; it’s a nice feeling knowing that your software is being used by thousands of people around the world daily.

I enjoy coding and solving problems. I typically code in one of the following languages, in no particular order: C, Python, Java, Go, Javascript, R or (gasp) Bash. My Github is filled mostly with stuff I created for Salix.

I currently live in Thessaloniki, Greece. I spend most of my (limited) free time reading books, coding and tinkering with stuff.

Oh, and I have no social media presence whatsoever. If you’d like to contact me, you can send me an email at vlahavas@gmail.com.