Dr Vaggelis Giannikas

Research Associate and Associate Director Auto-ID Lab

Research interests

  • digital technolgies in manufacturing and supply chains
  • smart, intelligent products and IoT
  • decision support systems and data analytics
  • the human factor in digital manufacturing


Vaggelis is a research associate at the University of Cambridge and the Associate Director of the Cambridge Auto-ID Lab. He holds a PhD in operations management and technology from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in management science and technology from the Athens University of Economics and Business. In the past, Vaggelis has worked as a research associate at the Athens University of Economics and Business and at SingularLogic S.A..


Vaggelis's main area of research is digital technologies in manufacturing and supply chains. With the fourth industrial revolution already started and with the powerful impact information technology has on people’s everyday lives, the physical world individuals and organisations live and operate in is now accompanied by a digital world. A digital world that collects and stores information about people, objects, machines and systems. In manufacturing in particular, besides sensing and tracking physical entities and operations, digital technologies offer new opportunities for merging the two worlds with the purpose of offering improved products and services to the customer. There are four building blocks that support this merger, namely information collection and sharing, decision making and data analytics, transferring decisions to the physical world and the human factor. Vaggelis is conducting research in these four areas.


More information on Vaggelis's research on digital manufacturing can be found in a recent presentation he gave here.


You can find a full list of Vaggelis's publications here and here.

Contact Details

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