Minos Garofalakis / Μίνως ΓαροφαλάκηςProfessor, School of Electronic & Computer Engineering
Director, Software Technology and Network Applications Lab (SoftNet)
School of ECE, Technical University of Crete
University Campus -- Kounoupidiana
73100 Chania, Hellas (Greece)
Tel: +30-28210-37211 , FAX: +30-28210-37542
About meI am a Professor of Computer Science at the School of ECE of the Technical University of Crete in Chania, Greece, and the Director of 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, approximate query processing, network data management, data mining, and XML/text databases.
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 Distinguished Scientist (2011), a Member of the IEEE, and a recipient of the IEEE ICDE'2009 Best Paper Award, the Bell Labs President's Gold Award (2004), and the Bell Labs Teamwork Award (2003). GoogleScholar gives over 9800 citations to my work, and an h-index value of 52 (circa March'2015).
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List of co-authors/co-inventors/co-editors: Karl Aberer, Ryan Aipperspach, 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, Amol Deshpande, Anand Deshpande, Alin Dobra, Natasha Drukh, Rob Ennals, K. P. Exarchos, Wenfei Fan, Pascal Felber, Daniela Florescu, 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, Carl-Christian Kanne, Daniel Keren, Wolfgang Klas, Christoph Koch, Amit Kumar, Arnon Lazerson, Boon Thau Loo, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, David Maier, Petros Maniatis, Ioanna Manolescu, Cliff Martin, Yossi Matias, Renée J. Miller, Andrew McGregor, Marco Mesiti, Eirinaios Michelakis, George Mihaila, S. Muthukrishnan, Erich J. Neuhold, XuanLong Nguyen, Banu Özden, Stavros Papadopoulos, Evangelos E. Papalexakis, Odysseas Papapetrou, 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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