My name is Georgios Valkanas and I am a Research Engineer at Detectica
, in NY.
Our focus is to build compliance tools that are powered by data mining techniques. I specifically work on text and graph mining, coupled with a lot of algorithmic techniques and engineering to make our systems perform efficiently and effectively.
Before that, I was a PostDoc at Stevens Institute of Technology
, in Hoboken, NJ, working with Prof. Theodoros Lappas
on the Provost's Digital Learning Ignition Grant Program (DLIGP
I was also an adjunct instructor for the Business School, teaching a graduate course on Web Mining.
I obtained my BSc from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (DIT), University of Athens (UoA), Greece in 2007 and my MSc from the Department of Informatics
, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
, Greece, in 2009. I completed my PhD in 2014 at the DIT, UoA, titled Mining and Managing User-Generated Content and Preferences
. My advisor was Prof. Dimitrios Gunopulos
, co-advised by Prof. Yannis Ioannidis
and Associate Prof. Stathes Hadjiefthymiades
. My PhD research was funded by an "Heraclitus II" scholarship.
My main research interests are Web / Text Mining
, Information Extraction and Retrieval
(with a high degree of preference on multidimensional data).
I am also interested in Pervasive computing
and algorithmic issues in Sensor Networks
and in the creation of applications combining concepts and techniques from the aforementioned areas.
During my studies, I was (and still am) a member of the Knowledge Discovery in Databases Laboratory
(KDDLab) and of the Pervasive Computing Research Group
My CV is available here
. Additional info from my LinkedIn profile
and DBLP Entry