Ioannidis Yannis
Instit.: NKUA
Tel: (+30) 210-7275224
Personal Web Page: http://www.di.uoa.gr/~yannis
Short Bio:
Yannis Ioannidis holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley. He is a professor of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens, having created the MaDgIK laboratory (madgik.di.uoa.gr), while earlier he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include database and information systems, digital libraries, personalization of system behavior, scientific systems and scientific data flows, electronic health systems, and human-computer interaction. On these issues, he has published over one hundred articles in refereed journals and conferences and holds three patents.
For his research contribution, he has received several awards, including the Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1991, from the President of the U.S., and the 10-Year Best Paper Award in 2003, from the Very Large Data Base Conference, while he has been named "ACM Fellow" and "IEEE Fellow" in 2004 and 2010 by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, respectively. He has also received numerous teaching awards, including the "Xanthopoulos-Pneumatikos Award for Outstanding Academic Teaching" in 2006, from FORTH by the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias, as well the “Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching" in 1996, from the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is/has been scientific director of more than thirty research and development projects funded by governmental agencies in the U.S., the European Union, and Greece, as well as by industry. He has been elected and currently serves a four-year term as chair of ACM SIGMOD after a successful four-year term as vice-chair. He is a member of the scientific boards of several institutions in Europe and the U.S., including the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and has also served as Technology Advisor to the Minister of Health in Greece for two years.
His scientific career has been the subject of an interview he gave to Professor G. Grammatikakis, featured by the ET1 channel in January 2009, as part of the TV series "Paths of Science".

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