I received my diploma in Computer Engineering from the Computer Engineering and Informatics
Department, University of Patras,
Management and mining of complex data types including spatial, spatio-temporal, time-series, and text data; privacy and security in databases; uncertain data management.
Research grants and awards
2002-2005: Storage schemes and search algorithms for high dimensional data,
HKU 7380/02E (from Hong Kong RGC)
2003-2005: Evaluation of Proximity Queries over Spatial Road Networks, HKU 7149/03E (from Hong Kong RGC)
2004-2006: Periodicity of movement in spatiotemporal databases, HKU 7142/04E (from Hong Kong RGC)
2006-2008: Continuous Constraint Query Evaluation for Spatio-temporal Data Sequences, HKU 7160/05E (from Hong Kong RGC)
2007-2009: Evaluation of Advanced Spatial Queries in Sensor Networks, HKU 7155/06E (from Hong Kong RGC)
2008-2010: Top-k Dominating Queries on Multi-dimensional Data, HKU 714907E (from Hong Kong RGC)
2009-2011: Privacy Preservation in the Publication of Data Sequences, HKU 715108E (from Hong Kong RGC) 2010-2012: Algorithms for Large-Scale Matching Problems, HKU 715509E (from Hong Kong RGC) 2011-2014: Durable Queries in Temporal and Spatio-temporal Databases, HKU 715711E (from Hong Kong RGC) 2012-2015: Spatio-textual Joins, HKU 714712E (from Hong Kong RGC) 2013-2016: Efficient Management of Geosocial Data, HKU 715413E (from Hong Kong RGC)
Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2008-2009, University of Hong Kong
Regular reviewer for journals: ACM TODS, IEEE TKDE, VLDB Journal, ACM TKDD, ACM TOIT, ACM TWEB, Information Systems, Information Sciences, International Journal of GIS, Geoinformatica, KAIS, Theoretical Computer Science, Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal, etc.
Program Committee memberships:
2015: ICDE, SIGMOD
2014: ICDE (Track Chair), SIGMOD, VLDB, KDD, SSDBM, CIKM (PC vice chair), DASFAA
2013: ICDE, SIGMOD (Demo Track), SDM, ACM GIS, KDD, CIKM, SSTD, MDM, PAKDD (Senior PC member), DASFAA, DBRank
2012: ICDE, KDD (Senior PC member), ACM GIS (Senior PC member), DEXA, HDMS, DASFAA, CIKM, DBRank, HDMS, ASONAM
2011: EDBT, DASFAA, VLDB, MDM, SSTD, SIGMOD (demo track), DEXA, LBSN, DBRank, ACM GIS, CIKM, MEDI, HDMS
2010: ICDE, SIGMOD, MDM, DEXA, DASFAA, SBBD, LBSN, CIKM, ICDM
2009: EDBT, ICDE, VLDB, SBBD, DASFAA, MDM, DEXA, SDM, PPDA, ADBIS, ASONAM, ICDM, COMAD, ACM GIS, CIKM (PC vice chair)
2008: ICDE, DBRank, MDM, IADIS ECDM, DaWaK, KDD, HDMS, IDEAS, ACM GIS, ICDM (PC vice chair)
2007: ICDE, DBRank, STDM, MDM, IADIS ECDM, DaWaK, SSTDM-VAM, HPDMA, KDD, SSTD, HDMS, ECML/PKDD, VLDB, ADBIS, ACM GIS, IDEAS, ICDM (PC vice chair), DUNE, SSTDM
2006: WAIM, DaWaK, KDD, VLDB, HDMS, CIKM, ICDM
2005: ICDE, ICDM, COMAD 2005b,
2004: ACM GIS, HDMS, ICDM
PC chair of the The 12th Hellenic Data Management Symposium (HDMS 2014)
Demonstrations co-chair of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2014)
Tutorials co-Chair of the 27th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2011)
PC co-Chair of the ICDE 2010 PhD Workshop
PC co-Chair of the Eleventh International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2009)
Co-organizer of the Third International Workshop on Ranking in Databases (DBRank 2009)
Publicity Chair of the 25th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2009)
General Chair of the 20th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2008)
Co-organizer of the 1st International Workshop on Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Mining (SSTDM06).
Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), Associate Editor, 2013.
The VLDB Journal, Associate Editor, 2011-.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Associate Editor, 2010-.
Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), Review Board Member, 2008-2010.
Geoinformatica Journal (Springer), Editorial Board Member, 2007- .
Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Systems, Field editor, 2008.
GE Shen, PhD, graduated 2012, now at Microsoft Beijing
LI Jing, PhD, graduated 2012, now at Morgan Stanley
ZHANG Shiming (Simon), PhD, graduated 2011, now at Huawei's Noah's Ark Lab
ZHANG Ye, MPhil, graduated 2010
U Leong Hou (Kamiru) , PhD, graduated 2010, now assistant professor at University of Macau
LIN Zhifeng (Arthur), MPhil, graduated 2009
SIU Wing Yan (Angela), MPhil, graduated 2008
TAM Ming Wai, MPhil, graduated 2008
Panagiotis Karras, PhD, graduated 2007, assistant professor at Skoltech
CAO Huiping, PhD, graduated 2006, now assistant professor at New Mexico State University
DAI Xiangyuan, MPhil, graduated 2006
YIU Man Lung (Ken), PhD, graduated 2006, now assistant professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
CHENG Kit Hung (David), MPhil, graduated 2005
Dingming Wu, since Sep. 2013
Panagiotis Bouros, 2011 - 2013
Reza Sherkat, 2009 - 2012
Yin Yang, 2010 - 2011
Manolis Terrovitis, 2007 - 2008
CSIS0278: Introduction to
Database Management Systems (fall 2001, fall 2003, fall 2006, spring 2008, spring 2010, spring 2011, spring 2012)
CSIS7101: Advanced Database Technologies (fall 2002, spring 2004, summer 2005)
CSIS0323: Advanced Database Systems (spring 2003, spring 2005, spring 2006, spring 2007, spring 2008)
CSIS1119: Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms (spring 2004)
CSIS8101: Advanced Topics in Data Engineering (fall 2005, fall 2006, spring 2012)
CSIS7103: Data Mining (spring 2006, spring 2012)
CSIS9101: Data Analysis and Machine Learning (spring 2010, spring 2011)