Prof Efstratios Stylianidis is the vice rector for research and lifelong learning at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece for the 2019-2023 period. He is also a professor in AUTh’s Spatial Planning and Development department and director of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics. His research focuses on the intersection of geospatial sciences and ICT for the benefit of the natural and built environments.