I am a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow with the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, UK, where I am a member of the IDA research section and the IDEAS research group, and an associate member of the Systems research section.
I received my PhD and MSc in Computing Engineering & Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2008 and 2004 respectively, and my undergraduate diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 2002. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Patras, Greece, and as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Ioannina, Greece. My research interests lie in the areas of distributed computing and large-scale data management systems. I am a member of the IEEE, the ACM, and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE). I have supervised or co-supervised 3 PhD and over 25 MSc students. I have also worked as a senior systems administrator and routinely contribute to open-source projects.
My current research work focuses on issues pertaining to large-scale distributed data management systems, with a special interest in storage, indexing and query processing in distributed NoSQL data stores, geo-distributed data management infrastructures, and joint in-rest/streaming data processing. Lately I am coordinating the PRIMES Erasmus+ KA2 project, attempting to deliver personalised MOOC content via novel modelling and machine learning approaches, over a geo-distributed resource-constrained infrastructure.