Harris holds a PhD diploma from the Department of Information and Communications Systems Engineering at the University of the Aegean on open data. He is a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at the Information Systems Laboratory of the same department, working on European and National funded research and pilot application projects (ENGAGE, SHARE-PSI 2.0, EU-COMMUNITY, PADGETS, NOMAD, NET-EUCEN, PLUG-IN) for governments and enterprises.
He has been responsible for the International Relations of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the University and he serves as a mentor for many startups contests. Harris also serves as Programme and Organisation Committee Member, Track and Minitrack chair for Samos Summit, HICSS, MCIS. He is also a course manager of two summer schools and he is teaching e-government and business management at pre-graduate and postgraduate level. His research interests lie on the fields of Decision Support Systems, Open Data, e-government and interoperability.
Harris is a computer science graduate from the University of Peloponnese with an MSc in Management Information Systems from the University of the Aegean. In 2015, Harris was ranked as one of the most prolific researchers in open data research worldwide by Hossain, Dwivedi and Rana (2015). He was a 2011 nominee (10 out of 649) from the Students Excellence Awards in Greece and he won the 1st place in WeGov 2010 Awards in the category of best idea within the PCI 2010 14th panhellenic conference on informatics with the “Public Services Transformation Methodology: 40 steps to restructure the state”. He took 2nd place in WeGov 2011 Awards in the category of best application, with 4-Delta Application: Production and Management of Public Sector Evaluation Procedures.