Alkis Simitsis

Alkis Simitsis

Research Director
Email:
alkis@athenarc.gr
Phone:
+302106875403
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A seasoned research scientist and an IEEE Senior Member, Dr. Alkis Simitsis has 15+ years of experience in multiple roles building innovative information and data management solutions in areas like scalable big data infrastructure, data-intensive analytics, information management, business intelligence, massively parallel processing, parallel databases, column-store databases, graph databases, flow optimization, security analytics, cloud computing, data warehousing, service composition and optimization, and user-friendly query interfaces focusing on NLP techniques. Alkis holds 35+ U.S. patents and has filed 50+ patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide, has published 100+ papers in refereed international journals and conferences (top publications cited 5000+ times, h-index: 41), and frequently serves in various roles in program committees of top-tier international scientific conferences. Alkis is a recipient of the 2012 and 2014 Best ACM SIGMOD Demo Award, the 2020 Best ACM CIKM Demo Award, the 1st prize of diploma thesis by the Greek Technical Chamber (2000), the Thomaides' prize for the progress of science and art (2002, 2003), and awards from the European Union and the Greek Ministry of Education (2005) and the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (2001, 2002).