Dr. Georgia Koutrika is Research Director at Athena Research Center in Greece. She has more than 15 years of experience in multiple roles at HP Labs, IBM Almaden, and Stanford. She has received a PhD and a diploma in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics and Telecomunications, University of Athens in Greece. Her work focuses on natural language data interfaces, data exploration, recommendations, and data analytics, and has been incorporated in commercial products, described in 14 granted patents and 26 patent applications in the US and worldwide, and published in more than 90 papers in top-tier conferences and journals.
Georgia is an ACM Senior Member, IEEE Senior Member, and ACM Distinguished Speaker. She is the editor of ACM SIGMOD Blog. Furthermore, her academic activities include: Editor-in-chief for VLDB Journal, PC co-chair for VLDB 2023, associate editor for TKDE, SIGMOD2021 and VLDB2022, ICDE2021 sponsorship chair, and general chair for ACM SIGMOD 2016.