Emmanouil Rigas is a PhD student at the department of informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. Currently he is a secondee at CyRIC (Cyprus Research and Innovation Center) as part of the ENCASE H2020 Marie Curie RISE project working as a big data analyst. He holds a PhD degree from the department Informatics AUTH and an MSc with distinction in Web Technology from the University of Southampton, UK. As part of his PhD studies, he undertakes research in Artificial Intelligence and, in particular, in optimization techniques, search algorithms and multi-agent systems applied in the area of Electric Vehicles. He is a (co) author in a number of research papers published in journals or international conferences. He has worked as a research assistance in national and European research projects. At the same time, he has worked for several years as a computer science instructor at DEI college. Finally, he serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transactions and Magazine, as well as for several conferences.