Research

My research interests focus on the management and searching of large-scale information. I am particularly interested in developing Big Data systems in the areas of Web Search and Social Network Applications.

Professional Activities

Awards

Award & Date Description
Best Applied Data Science Reviewer Award, KDD 2017 Best Applied Data Science Reviewer Award - ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) Conference 2017.
Zynga Atlas Award 2013 Awarded for research excellence and lasting contribution to Zynga.
Best Paper Award Runner-up, WWW 2009 Runner-up for Best Paper Award in the 2009 WWW Conference.
Ship It! Award, Microsoft Research, 2008 Awarded for lasting contributions to the Bing search engine.
Best Paper Award, ICDE 2005 Best Paper Award in the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering.
Gerondelis Foundation, 2005 Academic Honor (with financial award) for academic excellence.
Chorafas Foundation, 2005 Academic Honor (with financial award) for academic excellence.
Propondis Foundation, 2004 Academic Honor (with financial award) for academic excellence.
University of California Regents,
Academic years 2002-2003, 2003-2004
Graduate Student Fellowship covering tuition, fees and stipend.
Technical Chamber of Greece,
Academic year 2000-2001
Honorary Distinction Award for academic excellence.

Teaching

I am teaching the following classes at the University of Athens:

M111: Big Data Management

This class is looking into recent topics around the principles and systems of Big Data Management and Data Science.

K24: Systems Programming

In this class we study in depth the Linux programming environment for developing different types of applications.

I have also taught the following in the past:

Date Description
2019, 2020 Invited Lecturer
Data-driven Computing and Decision Making graduate course, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras.
2018 Invited Lecturer
Marketing Analytics graduate course, Haas School of Business, Berkeley University, CA, USA.
2006, 2007 Invited Lecturer
Computational and Decisional Mathematics graduate course, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras.