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Minos Garofalakis  /  Μίνως Γαροφαλάκης

Director,  Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI)
                ATHENA Research and Innovation Center
Professor,  School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
                  Technical University of Crete
Director,  Software Technology and Network Applications Lab (SoftNet)
ACM Fellow (2018);   IEEE Fellow (2017)

School of ECE, Technical University of Crete
University Campus -- Kounoupidiana
73100 Chania, Hellas (Greece)
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About me

I am the Director of the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) at the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center in Athens, Greece, and a Professor of Computer Science at the School of ECE of the Technical University of Crete in Chania, Greece, where I also direct the Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory (SoftNet). I work in the broad area of "Big Data Analytics", including (centralized and distributed) data stream processing, probabilistic data management, data synopses and approximate query processing, and large-scale machine learning. More recently, I have also become interested in secure and private data analytics exploiting both cryptographic tools and other privacy definitions (e.g., differential privacy), and their combination with other technologies (e.g., blockchain ledgers) in order to build effective digital marketplaces for data exchange and data services (see the My Health, My Data project).

I am originally from the beautiful city of Chania on the island of Crete, Greece. (I guess that explains my first name.) I received my BSc (Valedictorian, School of Engineering) in 1992 from the University of Patras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept. (UOPCEID). I also spent the following year at UOPCEID as a post-graduate fellow. In the Fall of 1993, I joined the graduate program in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where I received my MSc (1994) and PhD (1998). I have worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs (1998-2005), as a Senior Research Scientist at Intel Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and as a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research (2007-2008). In parallel, I also held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS Department of the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2008), where I was part of the UC-Berkeley Database Group. In September 2008, I moved to the Technical University of Crete. I served as the TUC ECE Department Chair for the period 9/2011-9/2013. Between 11/2012-3/2015, I was a Member of the Board of Directors of Information Society, S.A., a Greek government organization for advancing large-scale, national-level efforts in Information and Communication Technologies.

I am an ACM Fellow (2018) "for contributions to data processing and analytics, particularly data streaming, approximation and uncertainty", an IEEE Fellow (2017) "for contributions to data streaming analytics", and a recipient of the 2015 TUC Excellence in Research Award, the IEEE ICDE'2009 Best Paper Award, the Bell Labs President's Gold Award (2004), and the Bell Labs Teamwork Award (2003). Google Scholar gives over 14,000 citations to my work, and an h-index value of 65.

For more details, please see a brief third person bio, or a more detailed curriculum vitae (pdf).

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List of co-authors/co-inventors/co-editors:  Karl Aberer, Ryan Aipperspach, Alexander Artikis, Shivnath Babu, Rajagopal Baskaran, Ekaterini S. Bei, Yigal Bejerano, Michael Benedikt, Yuri Breitbart, Eric Brewer, Kurt P. Brown, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Chee-Yong Chan, Raphael Chand, Stavros Christodoulakis, Tyson Condie, Graham Cormode, Nilesh Dalvi, Abhinandan Das, Antonios Deligiannakis, Ioannis Demertzis, Amol Deshpande, Anand Deshpande, Alin Dobra, Apostolos Dollas, Natasha Drukh, Rob Ennals, K. P. Exarchos, Wenfei Fan, Pascal Felber, Daniela Florescu, Ioannis Flouris, D. I. Fotiadis, Michael J. Franklin, Prashant Gandhi, Sumit Ganguly, Venkatesh Ganti, David E. Gay, Johannes Gehrke, Nikos Giatrakos, Phillip B. Gibbons, Aristides Gionis, Anupam Gupta, Peter J. Haas, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Ling Huang, Ryan J. Huebsch, Dongjoon Hyun, Yannis Ioannidis, Ekaterini Ioannou, Ben Jai, Shawn R. Jeffery, Christopher M. Jermaine, Xibei Jia, Michael I. Jordan, Anthony D. Joseph, Kalliopi D. Kalantzaki, Michael Kamp, Carl-Christian Kanne, Daniel Keren, Wolfgang Klas, Christoph Koch, Yannis Kotidis, Amit Kumar, Arnon Lazerson, Boon Thau Loo, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, David Maier, Petros Maniatis, Ioanna Manolescu, Cliff Martin, Vasiliki Manikaki, Yossi Matias, Renée J. Miller, Andrew McGregor, Marco Mesiti, Eirinaios Michelakis, George Mihaila, Michael Mock, S. Muthukrishnan, Erich J. Neuhold, XuanLong Nguyen, Apostolos Nydriotis, Banu Özden, Stavros Papadopoulos, Evangelos E. Papalexakis, Charalampos Papamanthou, Odysseas Papapetrou, Nikos Pavlakis, Euripides Petrakis, Neoklis Polyzotis, Srinivasan Rajagopal, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Kannan Ramchandran, Frederick Reiss, Rajeev Rastogi, Vibhor Rastogi, Timothy Roscoe, Nick Roussopoulos, Krishan Sabnani, Dimitris Sacharidis, Jagadish Samantarai, Vasilis Samoladas, Ralf Schenkel, Assaf Schuster, S. Seshadri, Michael Shadle, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Izchak Sharfman, Kyuseok Shim, Nicholas D. Sidiropoulos, Avi Silberschatz, Ian Soboroff, Mark Sordo, Divesh Srivastava, Ion Stoica, Torsten Suel, Donald Swanson, Nina Taft, Liviu Tancau, Joseph Ting, Peter A. Tucker, Bhavani Thuraisingham, Vasilis Vassalos, Sergei Vassilvitskii, Erik Vee, Daisy Zhe Wang, Min Wang, Wei Wang, X. Sean Wang, Michael L. Wick, Eugene Wu, Ming Xiong, Ramana Yerneni, Ke Yi, Michalis Zervakis, Yuan Zhuge

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