Dr. Minos Garofalakis received the Diploma degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics (School of Engineering Valedictorian) from the University of Patras, Greece in 1992, and the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, NJ (1998-2005), as a Senior Researcher at Intel Research Berkeley in Berkeley, CA (2005-2007), and as a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research in Santa Clara, CA (2007-2008). In parallel, he also held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS Department of the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2008). As of October 2008, he is a Professor of Computer Science at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), and the Director of the Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory (SoftNet). He also served as the TUC ECE Department Chair or the period 9/2011-9/2013. Between 11/2012-3/2015, he 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. Prof. Garofalakis' research interests are in the broad areas of Big Data analytics and large-scale machine learning, including database systems, centralized/distributed data streams, data synopses and approximate query processing, uncertain databases, and data mining and knowledge discovery. He has published over 150 scientific papers in refereed international conferences and journals in these areas, is the co-editor of a volume on Data Stream Management published by Springer in 2016, and has delivered several invited keynote talks and tutorials in major international events. Prof. Garofalakis' work has resulted in 36 US Patent filings (29 patents issued) for companies such as Lucent, Yahoo!, and AT&T; in addition, he is/has been the PI in a number of important research projects funded by the European Union. Google Scholar gives over 11.500 citations to his work, and an h-index value of 58 (circa February 2017). Prof. Garofalakis is an IEEE Fellow (Class of 2017, "for contributions to data streaming analytics"), an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2011), and a recipient of the TUC "Excellence in Research" Award (2015), a Marie-Curie International Reintegration Fellowship (2010-2014), the 2009 IEEE ICDE Best Paper Award, the Bell Labs President's Gold Award (2004), and the Bell Labs Teamwork Award (2003).