President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
Yannis Ioannidis is the President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley. His research interests include database and information systems, data infrastructures & digital repositories, scalable data processing, data and text analytics, and personalization and social networks, topics on which he has published over 150 articles in leading journals and conferences. His work is often inspired by and applied to data management problems arising in other fields, such as life sciences, physical sciences, biodiversity, and cultural heritage. He has been a (co-)coordinator of all the OpenAIRE projects and a partner in many other research projects, including the currently active OpenMinTeD, OpenUP, Data4Impact, BlueBRIDGE, and the Human Brain Project. Yannis is an ACM and IEEE Fellow, a member of Academia Europaea, and a recipient of several research and teaching awards. He is the Greek delegate to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), a member of the ESFRI Executive Board, the ESFRI representative to the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG), and a member of the ACM Europe Council.
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