Minos Garofalakis  /  Μίνως Γαροφαλάκης

Professor,  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

new! Submit your big-data papers to   CloudDP'2015  and  EPForDM'2015  !

new! Kickoff meetings for   QualiMaster  and  FERARI  -- two new, exciting ICT-STREP projects on Big Data!

new! SoftNet/TUC are partners in the   Human Brain Project (HBP)!  Here's some local press coverage (in Greek):  [page1]  [page2].

About me

I 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 also served as the ECE Department Chair for the period 9/2011-9/2013. Finally, I am 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. My current research interests lie in the areas of probabilistic data management, approximate query processing, data streaming, network management, big data analytics and mining, and XML and 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.

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 9500 citations to my work, and an h-index value of 51 (circa January'2015).

For more details, please see a brief third person bio, or a more detailed curriculum vitae (pdf).

Other points of web presence:  ACM DLGoogleScholarLinkedInFacebook.

[   Publications & Citations   ||   Talks   ||   Patents   ||   Service   ||   Students/Postdocs   ||   Bio   ||   Vita (pdf)   ]

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

Recent & Upcoming Talks/Meetings/Travel

  • 22-26/06/2015:   Invited lecture at the INIT/AERFAI Summer School on Machine Learning, Benicassim, Spain.
  • 29-30/04/2015:   Ph.D. committee of Katsiaryna Mirylenka, University of Trento, Italy.
  • 24-27/03/2015:   FERARI 1st review, Luxembourg.
  • 11-13/03/2015:   LEADS meeting, Champerry, Switzerland.

  • 03-06/02/2015:   QualiMaster 1st review, Luxembourg.
  • 26-30/01/2015:   Invited lecture at the International Winter School on Big Data (BIGDAT'2015), Tarragona, Spain.
  • 03-07/11/2014:   At CIKM'2014 (PC Chair) -- also, keynote talk at DOLAP'2014, Shanghai, China.
  • 21-23/10/2014:   FERARI meeting, Fraunhofer IAIS, Bonn, Germany.
  • 14/10/2014:         SemaGrow Expert Steering Group meeting, Athens, Greece.
  • 07-10/10/2014:   LEADS meeting, Chania, Greece.
  • 29-30/09/2014:   HBP Summit, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 14-15/09/2014:   Ph.D. defense of Farnaz Moradi, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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