Prof. Vassilios S. Verykios, Professor, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Vassilios S. Verykios received his Diploma Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 1992, and his MSc and PhD Degrees from Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. in 1997 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2001 he was a member of the Faculty of Information Systems Division in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., as a tenure track assistant professor. From 2001 to 2005 he held various research positions and from 2005 to 2011 he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Communication Engineering at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. From January of 2011 to December of 2015, he was an associate professor in the School of Science and Technology and the Director of the Graduate Program on Information Systems, both positions held at the Hellenic Open University. Since May of 2014 he has been the Director of the Laboratory of Educational Content and Methodology (http://eeyem.eap.gr/en) at the Hellenic Open University. From 2011 to 2014 he was an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Information and Communications Systems at the Open University of Cyprus and also the coordinator of the Data Mining module. Since January of 2016 he has been a professor at the School of Science and Technology of the Hellenic Open University.
His main research interests include Data Management, Data Mining, Information Systems, Data and Information Quality, Data Privacy and Security, Big Data, Web Services, Parallel Systems, and Educational Data Mining. He has published over 100 papers in major referred journals such as TKDE, DAPD, VLDB Journal, JDIQ, Information Systems, Information Sciences, etc. and in the proceedings of international conferences and workshops while his work has received more than 6000 citations in Google Scholar. He has co-authored a monograph on `Association Rule Hiding for Data Mining' by Springer. Prof. Verykios has served on the program committees of several international scientific events such as KDD, ICDM, ECML/PKDD, and CIKM and he is currently a member of the Editorial Boards in four International Journals. He has participated as a researcher, a group leader or coordinator in several National, European and Internationally funded research and development projects, such as in an Australian Research Council's Discovery Project, two grants from Google, and another one from SNF among many others. He has consulted for Telcordia Technologies, ChoiceMaker Technologies, Intracom SA and SingularLogic SA. He has also been a visiting researcher to CERIAS, the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, the US Naval Research Laboratory and the Research and Academic Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece.