John N. Hatzopoulos
Director of Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory (RSLUA)
University of Aegean
University Hill, Mytilene 81100, Greece
URL: http://www2.aegean.gr/environment XE “environment” /labs/Remote_sensing/Remote_sensing.htm
Professor John N. Hatzopoulos, was born in Komiaki (Koronida) of Naxos, Greece. Graduated from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and received a diploma in Rural and Surveying Engineering. Ranked the first among the graduates in 1971 and was awarded the Chrysovergion Prize. Did his army service and then worked as a surveying engineer for three years before having been awarded a research assistantship at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle, USA, in 1975. Finished his MSCE degree at UW in 1976 and his Ph.D. degree in 1979, while working on various research projects in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Was offered two positions: as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and as an Associate Professor at California State University Fresno (CSUF). Took the second offer and worked on the CSUF Surveying Engineering program. His contribution to the program was that it became one of the top programs in the country. In 1982 was awarded the Outstanding Professor’s Award. Was promoted to the rank of professor with tenure in 1984 and worked at CSUF from 1980 to 1989. Resigned from CSUF and joined the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Aegean, Greece, as a Professor since 1989. Established the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and GIS at the University of Aegean been the Director since 1995. With the help of his colleagues, also established the Extended University Program of Environmental Cartography, and was the Chairman of the department from 1998 to 2001. Has published over 100 scientific papers in conference proceedings and scientific journals with peer reviews, also has published five monogram books and six book Chapters in collective scientific volumes. His activities involve teaching, research and consulting in geomatic engineering, geospatial information science XE “science” and technology and computer XE “computer” -related applications. More activities involve philosophy XE “philosophy” and education XE “education” . Is a Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 1971 and of the ASPRS since 1976. Is an ASPRS certified photogrammetrists (1986) and a professional Rural and Surveying Engineer in Greece.
This work is addressed to all people who with one way or another are educators including parents and the effort is to establish a framework of scientific basis, according to the equilibrium rules of Nature to help advance education in the 21st century. The focus of this work is the human mind because all human actions and resulting human behaviors are initiated and executed through the human mind. Furthermore, the human mind is hosted within the human brain, a neuron based structure, and neuron networks as they are simulated in a computer are studied to understand how the human brain works. A basic function of neurons is that they hold programming instructions, which are capable to perform data processing, forming a parallel computer system architecture. Such programming instructions which may be called genetic software are developed through pregnancy to run most vital organs in the human body and to initiate the mind -talent- process and the motion process. Therefore, mind and motion software are continuously developed through the life of a person, thus education is approached as the effort to develop a virtuous mind with optimum constructive performance, being able to defend any external programming -propaganda- invasion for destructive purposes.O