Maria Hadjinicolaou is a professor in applied mathematics, and the director of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory (http://e2m.eap.gr/) at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). She has served as Dean of the School of the Science and Technology and Director of Studies for Master and undergraduate Study programmes. Since 1998, she has taught mathematical modules of these study programmes and she has authored textbooks in accordance to the Distance Learning methodology, for these modules. Her scientific expertise, research interests and published work, include the development of mathematical methods and models for application in the natural, engineering and biomedical sciences and the application of ICT in virtual learning environments for teaching mathematics in higher education. Since 2004, she serves as the Head of the Library committee of HOU.